Premier of New South Wales
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Incumbent
Dominic Perrottet

since 5 October 2021
Department of Premier and Cabinet
Style
StatusHead of Government
Member ofNew South Wales Legislative Assembly
Reports toParliament
AppointerGovernor of New South Wales
by convention, based on appointee's ability to command confidence in the Legislative Assembly
Term lengthAt the Governor's pleasure
contingent on the premier's ability to command confidence in the lower house of Parliament
Constituting instrumentNone (constitutional convention)
Formation6 June 1856
First holderStuart Donaldson
DeputyDeputy Premier of New South Wales
SalaryA$407,980[1]

The premier of New South Wales is the head of government in the state of New South Wales, Australia. The Government of New South Wales follows the Westminster Parliamentary System, with a Parliament of New South Wales acting as the legislature. The premier is appointed by the governor of New South Wales, and by modern convention holds office by his or her ability to command the support of a majority of members of the lower house of Parliament, the Legislative Assembly.

Before Federation in 1901 the term "prime minister of New South Wales" was also used. "Premier" has been used more or less exclusively from 1901, to avoid confusion with the federal prime minister of Australia.[2][3]

The current premier is Dominic Perrottet, the leader of the New South Wales Liberal Party, who assumed office on 5 October 2021. Perrottet replaced Gladys Berejiklian on 5 October 2021, after Berejiklian resigned as premier.[4]

List of premiers of New South Wales

No. Portrait Name
(lifespan)
Election Term of office Political party Constituency Ministry
Took office Left office Term of office
1
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Stuart Donaldson
(1812–1867)
1856 6 June 1856 25 August 1856 80 days Independent Sydney Hamlets Donaldson
2
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Charles Cowper
(1807–1875)
26 August 1856 2 October 1856 37 days Independent Sydney Cowper I
3
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Henry Parker
(1808–1881)
3 October 1856 7 September 1857 339 days Independent Parramatta Parker
(2) II
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Charles Cowper
(1807–1875)
1858 7 September 1857 26 October 1859 2 years, 49 days Independent Sydney
East Sydney
Cowper II
4
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William Forster
(1818–1882)
1859 27 October 1859 9 March 1860 1 year, 165 days Independent Queanbeyan Forster
5
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John Robertson
(1816–1891)
9 March 1860 9 January 1861 306 days Independent Upper Hunter Robertson I
(2) III
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Charles Cowper
(1807–1875)
1860 10 January 1861 15 October 1863 2 years, 278 days Independent East Sydney Cowper III
6
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James Martin
(1820–1886)
16 October 1863 2 February 1865 1 year, 109 days Independent Tumut
Monaro
Martin I
(2) IV
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Charles Cowper
(1807–1875)
1864–65 3 February 1865 21 January 1866 352 days Independent East Sydney Cowper IV
(6) II
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James Martin
(1820–1886)
22 January 1866 26 October 1868 2 years, 278 days Independent Lachlan Martin II
(5) II
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John Robertson
(1816–1891)
27 October 1868 12 January 1870 1 year, 77 days Independent Clarence
West Sydney
Robertson II
(2) V
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Charles Cowper
(1807–1875)
1869–70 13 January 1870 15 December 1870 336 days Independent Liverpool Plains Cowper V
(6) III
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Sir James Martin
(1820–1886)
16 December 1870 13 May 1872 1 year, 149 days Independent East Sydney
East Macquarie
Martin III
7
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Henry Parkes
(1815–1896)
1872 14 May 1872 8 February 1875 2 years, 270 days Independent East Sydney Parkes I
(5) III
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John Robertson
(1816–1891)
1874–75 9 February 1875 21 March 1877 2 years, 40 days Independent West Sydney Robertson III
(7) II
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Henry Parkes
(1815–1896)
22 March 1877 16 August 1877 175 days Independent East Sydney
Canterbury
Parkes II
(5) IV
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Sir John Robertson
(1816–1891)
17 August 1877 17 December 1877 122 days Independent West Sydney
East Macquarie
Mudgee
Robertson IV
8
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James Farnell
(1825–1888)
1877 18 December 1877 20 December 1878 1 year, 2 days Independent St Leonards Farnell
(7) III
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Sir Henry Parkes
(1815–1896)
1880 21 December 1878 4 January 1883 4 years, 14 days Independent Canterbury
East Sydney
Tenterfield
Parkes III
9
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Alexander Stuart
(1824–1886)
1882 5 January 1883 6 October 1885 2 years, 274 days Independent Illawarra Stuart
10
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George Dibbs
(1834–1904)
1885 7 October 1885 21 December 1885 75 days Independent St Leonards
Murrumbidgee
Dibbs I
(5) V
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Sir John Robertson
(1816–1891)
22 December 1885 22 February 1886 62 days Independent Mudgee Robertson V
11
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Sir Patrick Jennings
(1831–1897)
26 February 1886 19 January 1887 327 days Independent Bogan Jennings
(7) IV
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Sir Henry Parkes
(1815–1896)
1887 25 January 1887 16 January 1889 1 year, 357 days Free Trade St Leonards Parkes IV
(10) II
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George Dibbs
(1834–1904)
17 January 1889 7 March 1889 49 days Protectionist Murrumbidgee Dibbs II
(7) V
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Sir Henry Parkes
(1815–1896)
1889

1891

8 March 1889 23 October 1891 2 years, 229 days Free Trade St Leonards Parkes V
(10) III
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George Dibbs
(1834–1904)
23 October 1891 2 August 1894 2 years, 283 days Protectionist Murrumbidgee Dibbs III
12
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George Reid
(1845–1918)
1894
1895
1898
3 August 1894 13 September 1899 5 years, 41 days Free Trade East Sydney
Sydney-King
Reid
13
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Sir William Lyne
(1844–1913)
14 September 1899 27 March 1901 1 year, 194 days Protectionist Hume Lyne
14
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Sir John See
(1844–1907)
1901 28 March 1901 14 June 1904 3 years, 78 days Progressive Grafton See
15
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Thomas Waddell
(1854–1940)
15 June 1904 29 August 1904 75 days Progressive Cowra Waddell
16
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Sir Joseph Carruthers
(1857–1932)
1904

1907

29 August 1904 1 October 1907 3 years, 33 days Liberal Reform St George Carruthers
17
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Charles Wade
(1863–1922)
2 October 1907 1 October 1910 2 years, 364 days Liberal Reform Gordon Wade
18
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James McGowen
(1855–1922)
1910 21 October 1910 29 June 1913 2 years, 251 days Labor Redfern McGowen
19
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William Holman
(1871–1934)
1913

1917

30 June 1913 15 November 1916 6 years, 287 days Labor Cootamundra Holman I
(19) 15 November 1916 12 April 1920 Nationalist Holman II
20
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John Storey
(1869–1921)
1920 13 April 1920 5 October 1921 1 year, 175 days Labor Balmain Storey
21
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James Dooley
(1877–1950)
5 October 1921 20 December 1921 76 days Labor Bathurst Dooley I
22
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Sir George Fuller
(1861–1940)
20 December 1921 20 December 1921 0 days Nationalist Wollondilly Fuller I
(21) II
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James Dooley
(1877–1950)
20 December 1921 13 April 1922 114 days Labor Bathurst Dooley II
(22) II
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Sir George Fuller
(1861–1940)
1922
13 April 1922 17 June 1925 3 years, 55 days Nationalist Wollondilly Fuller II
23
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Jack Lang
(1876–1975)
1925
17 June 1925 18 October 1927 2 years, 123 days Labor Parramatta Lang I
Lang II
24
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Thomas Bavin
(1874–1941)
1927
18 October 1927 4 November 1930 3 years, 17 days Nationalist Gordon Bavin
(23) II
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Jack Lang
(1876–1975)
1930 4 November 1930 16 May 1932 1 year, 194 days Labor Auburn Lang III
25
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Bertram Stevens
(1889–1973)
1932
1935
1938
16 May 1932 5 August 1939 7 years, 81 days United Australia Croydon Stevens I
Stevens II
Stevens III
26
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Alexander Mair
(1889–1969)
5 August 1939 16 May 1941 1 year, 284 days United Australia Albury Mair
27
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William McKell
(1891–1985)
1941
1944
16 May 1941 6 February 1947 5 years, 266 days Labor Redfern McKell I
McKell II
28
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James McGirr
(1890–1957)
1947
1950
6 February 1947 2 April 1952 5 years, 56 days Labor Bankstown
Liverpool
McGirr I
McGirr II
McGirr III
29
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Joseph Cahill
(1891–1959)
1953
1956
1959
2 April 1952 22 October 1959 7 years, 203 days Labor Cook's River Cahill I
Cahill II
Cahill III
Cahill IV
30
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Bob Heffron
(1890–1978)
1962 23 October 1959 30 April 1964 4 years, 190 days Labor Maroubra Heffron I
Heffron II
31
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Jack Renshaw
(1909–1987)
30 April 1964 13 May 1965 1 year, 13 days Labor Castlereagh Renshaw
32
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Sir Robert Askin
(1907–1981)
1965
1968
1971
1973
13 May 1965 3 January 1975 9 years, 235 days Liberal Collaroy
Pittwater
Askin I
Askin II
Askin III
Askin IV
Askin V
Askin VI
33
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Tom Lewis
(1922–2016)
3 January 1975 23 January 1976 1 year, 20 days Liberal Wollondilly Lewis I
Lewis II
34
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Sir Eric Willis
(1922–1999)
23 January 1976 14 May 1976 112 days Liberal Earlwood Willis
35
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Neville Wran
(1926–2014)
1976
1981
1984
14 May 1976 4 July 1986 10 years, 21 days Labor Bass Hill Wran I
Wran II
Wran III
Wran IV
Wran V
Wran VI
Wran VII
Wran VIII
36
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Barrie Unsworth
(1934–)
4 July 1986 25 March 1988 1 year, 295 days Labor Rockdale Unsworth
37
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Nick Greiner
(1947–)
1988
1991
25 March 1988 24 June 1992 4 years, 91 days Liberal Ku-ring-gai Greiner I
Greiner II
38 John Fahey
(1945–2020)
24 June 1992 4 April 1995 2 years, 284 days Liberal Southern Highlands Fahey I
Fahey II
Fahey III
39
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Bob Carr
(1947–)
1995
1999
2003
4 April 1995 3 August 2005 10 years, 121 days Labor Maroubra Carr I
Carr II
Carr III
Carr IV
40
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Morris Iemma
(1961–)
2007 3 August 2005 5 September 2008 3 years, 36 days Labor Lakemba Iemma I
Iemma II
41
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Nathan Rees
(1968–)
5 September 2008 4 December 2009 1 year, 121 days Labor Toongabbie Rees
42
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Kristina Keneally
(1968–)
4 December 2009 28 March 2011 1 year, 114 days Labor Heffron Keneally
43
Premier Barry O
Barry O'Farrell
(1959– )
2011 28 March 2011 17 April 2014 3 years, 20 days Liberal Ku-ring-gai O'Farrell
44
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Mike Baird
(1968–)
2015 17 April 2014 23 January 2017 2 years, 281 days Liberal Manly Baird I
Baird II
45
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Gladys Berejiklian
(1970–)
2019 23 January 2017 5 October 2021 4 years, 255 days Liberal Willoughby Berejiklian I
Berejiklian II
46
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Dominic Perrottet
(1982–)
5 October 2021 Incumbent 309 days Liberal Epping Perrottet I
Perrottet II

Statistics

The median age of a premier on the first day of their first term is roughly 49 years, and 289 days which falls between William McKell and Alexander Mair. The youngest person to assume the office was Dominic Perrottet at 39 years and 14 days. The oldest person to assume office was Bob Heffron at 69 years and 43 days.

The oldest living former premier is Barrie Unsworth, born 16 April 1934 (age 88 years, 116 days). The youngest living former premier is Gladys Berejiklian, born 22 September 1970, (age 51 years, 322 days). The youngest living premier is the incumbent Dominic Perrottet, born 21 September 1982, (age 39 years, 323 days).

The longest-lived premier was Jack Lang who died on 27 September 1975 aged 98 years and 280 days. Tom Lewis was the second longest-lived premier, aged 94 years and 93 days, 4 years and 187 days short of Lang. The oldest living premier, Barrie Unsworth, will tie Lewis if he lives to 18 July 2028, and tie Lang if he lives to 21 January 2033. The shortest-lived premier was John Storey who died in office at the age of 52 years and 134 days on 5 October 1921.

The premier with the longest retirement is Jack Lang. He left office on 13 May 1932, and died 43 years and 137 days later on 27 September 1975. The premier with the shortest retirement is Alexander Stuart, who died on 16 June 1886, 253 days after leaving office on 6 October 1885.

# Premier Born Took office Age Left office Age Died Length of retirement Lifespan
1 Stuart Donaldson 16 December 1812 6 June 1856 43 years, 173 days 25 August 1856 43 years, 253 days 11 January 1867 10 years, 139 days 54 years, 26 days
2 Charles Cowper 26 April 1807 26 August 1856 49 years, 122 days 15 December 1870 63 years, 233 days 19 October 1875 4 years, 308 days 68 years, 176 days
3 Henry Parker 1 June 1808 3 October 1856 48 years, 124 days 7 September 1857 49 years, 98 days 2 February 1881 23 years, 148 days 72 years, 246 days
4 William Forster 16 October 1818 27 October 1859 41 years, 11 days 9 March 1860 41 years, 145 days 30 October 1882 22 years, 235 days 64 years, 14 days
5 John Robertson 15 October 1816 9 March 1860 43 years, 146 days 22 February 1886 69 years, 130 days 8 May 1891 5 years, 75 days 74 years, 205 days
6 James Martin 14 May 1820 16 October 1863 43 years, 155 days 13 May 1872 51 years, 365 days 4 November 1886 14 years, 175 days 66 years, 174 days
7 Henry Parkes 27 May 1815 14 May 1872 56 years, 353 days 23 October 1891 76 years, 149 days 27 April 1896 4 years, 187 days 80 years, 336 days
8 James Farnell 25 June 1825 18 December 1877 52 years, 176 days 20 December 1878 53 years, 178 days 21 August 1888 9 years, 245 days 63 years, 57 days
9 Alexander Stuart 21 March 1824 5 January 1883 58 years, 290 days 6 October 1885 61 years, 199 days 16 June 1886 253 days 62 years, 87 days
10 George Dibbs 12 October 1834 7 October 1885 50 years, 360 days 2 August 1894 59 years, 294 days 5 August 1904 10 years, 3 days 69 years, 298 days
11 Patrick Jennings 20 March 1831 26 February 1886 54 years, 343 days 19 January 1887 55 years, 305 days 11 July 1897 10 years, 173 days 66 years, 113 days
12 George Reid 25 February 1845 3 August 1894 49 years, 159 days 13 September 1899 54 years, 200 days 12 September 1918 18 years, 364 days 73 years, 199 days
13 William Lyne 6 April 1844 14 September 1899 55 years, 161 days 27 March 1901 56 years, 355 days 3 August 1913 12 years, 129 days 69 years, 119 days
14 John See 14 October 1844 27 March 1901 56 years, 164 days 14 June 1904 59 years, 244 days 31 January 1907 2 years, 231 days 62 years, 109 days
15 Thomas Waddell 1 January 1854 15 June 1904 50 years, 166 days 29 August 1904 50 years, 241 days 25 October 1940 36 years, 57 days 86 years, 298 days
16 Joseph Carruthers 21 December 1857 29 August 1904 46 years, 252 days 1 October 1907 49 years, 284 days 10 December 1932 25 years, 70 days 74 years, 355 days
17 Charles Wade 26 January 1863 2 October 1907 44 years, 249 days 1 October 1910 47 years, 248 days 26 September 1922 11 years, 360 days 59 years, 243 days
18 James McGowen 16 August 1855 21 October 1910 55 years, 66 days 29 June 1913 57 years, 317 days 7 April 1922 8 years, 282 days 66 years, 234 days
19 William Holman 4 August 1871 30 June 1913 41 years, 330 days 12 April 1920 48 years, 252 days 5 June 1934 14 years, 54 days 62 years, 305 days
20 John Storey 15 May 1869 13 April 1920 50 years, 334 days 5 October 1921[5] 52 years, 143 days 5 October 1921 N/A 52 years, 143 days
21 James Dooley 26 April 1877 5 October 1921 44 years, 162 days 13 April 1922 44 years, 352 days 2 January 1950 27 years, 264 days 72 years, 251 days
22 George Fuller 22 January 1861 13 April 1922 61 years, 81 days 17 June 1925 64 years, 146 days 22 July 1940 15 years, 35 days 79 years, 182 days
23 Jack Lang 21 December 1876 17 June 1925 48 years, 178 days 13 May 1932 55 years, 144 days 27 September 1975 43 years, 137 days 98 years, 280 days
24 Thomas Bavin 5 May 1874 18 October 1927 53 years, 166 days 1 October 1930 56 years, 183 days 31 August 1941 10 years, 300 days 67 years, 118 days
25 Bertram Stevens 2 January 1889 16 May 1932 43 years, 135 days 5 August 1939 50 years, 215 days 23 March 1973 33 years, 230 days 84 years, 80 days
26 Alexander Mair 25 August 1889 5 August 1939 49 years, 345 days 16 May 1941 51 years, 264 days 3 August 1969 28 years, 79 days 79 years, 343 days
27 William McKell 26 September 1891 16 May 1941 49 years, 232 days 16 May 1941 55 years, 133 days 11 January 1985 37 years, 340 days 93 years, 107 days
28 James McGirr 6 February 1890 6 February 1947 57 years, 0 days 2 April 1952 62 years, 56 days 27 October 1957 5 years, 208 days 67 years, 263 days
29 Joseph Cahill 21 January 1891 2 April 1952 61 years, 72 days 22 October 1959[5] 68 years, 274 days 22 October 1959 N/A 68 years, 274 days
30 Bob Heffron 10 September 1890 23 October 1959 69 years, 43 days 30 April 1964 73 years, 233 days 27 July 1978 14 years, 88 days 87 years, 320 days
31 Jack Renshaw 8 August 1909 30 April 1964 54 years, 266 days 13 May 1965 55 years, 278 days 28 July 1987 22 years, 76 days 77 years, 354 days
32 Robert Askin 4 April 1907 13 May 1965 58 years, 39 days 3 January 1975 67 years, 274 days 9 September 1981 6 years, 249 days 74 years, 158 days
33 Tom Lewis 23 January 1922 3 January 1975 52 years, 345 days 23 January 1976 54 years, 0 days 25 April 2016 40 years, 93 days 94 years, 93 days
34 Eric Willis 15 January 1922 23 January 1976 54 years, 8 days 14 May 1976 54 years, 120 days 10 May 1999 22 years, 361 days 77 years, 115 days
35 Neville Wran 11 October 1926 14 May 1976 49 years, 216 days 4 July 1986 59 years, 266 days 20 April 2014 27 years, 290 days 87 years, 191 days
36 Barrie Unsworth 16 April 1934 4 July 1986 52 years, 79 days 25 March 1988 53 years, 344 days 34 years, 138 days 88 years, 116 days
37 Nick Greiner 27 April 1947 25 March 1988 40 years, 333 days 24 June 1992 45 years, 58 days 30 years, 47 days 75 years, 105 days
38 John Fahey 10 January 1945 24 June 1992 47 years, 166 days 4 April 1995 50 years, 84 days 12 September 2020 25 years, 161 days 75 years, 246 days
39 Bob Carr 28 September 1947 4 April 1995 47 years, 188 days 3 August 2005 57 years, 309 days 17 years, 7 days 74 years, 316 days
40 Morris Iemma 21 July 1961 3 August 2005 44 years, 13 days 5 September 2008 47 years, 46 days 13 years, 339 days 61 years, 20 days
41 Nathan Rees 12 February 1968 5 September 2008 40 years, 206 days 4 December 2009 41 years, 295 days 12 years, 249 days 54 years, 179 days
42 Kristina Keneally 19 December 1968 4 December 2009 40 years, 350 days 28 March 2011 42 years, 99 days 11 years, 135 days 53 years, 234 days
43 Barry O'Farrell 24 May 1959 28 March 2011 51 years, 308 days 17 April 2014 54 years, 328 days 8 years, 115 days 63 years, 78 days
44 Mike Baird 1 April 1968 17 April 2014 46 years, 16 days 23 January 2017 48 years, 297 days 5 years, 199 days 54 years, 131 days
45 Gladys Berejiklian 22 September 1970 23 January 2017 46 years, 123 days 5 October 2021 51 years, 13 days 309 days 51 years, 322 days
46 Dominic Perrottet 21 September 1982 5 October 2021 39 years, 14 days Incumbent Incumbent Incumbent 39 years, 323 days

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Living former premiers

Nine former premiers are alive, the oldest being Barrie Unsworth (1986–1988, born 1934). The most recent premier to die was John Fahey on 12 September 2020.[7]

Name Term as premier Date of birth Current age
Barrie Unsworth 1986–1988 (1934-04-16)16 April 1934 88 years, 116 days
Nick Greiner 1988–1992 (1947-04-27)27 April 1947 75 years, 105 days
Bob Carr 1995–2005 (1947-09-28)28 September 1947 74 years, 316 days
Morris Iemma 2005–2008 (1961-07-21)21 July 1961 61 years, 20 days
Nathan Rees 2008–2009 (1968-02-12)12 February 1968 54 years, 179 days
Kristina Keneally 2009–2011 (1968-12-19)19 December 1968 53 years, 234 days
Barry O'Farrell 2011–2014 (1959-05-24)24 May 1959 63 years, 78 days
Mike Baird 2014–2017 (1968-04-01)1 April 1968 54 years, 131 days
Gladys Berejiklian 2017–2021 (1970-09-22)22 September 1970 51 years, 322 days

Oldest living premiers of New South Wales

Not all premiers live to become the oldest of their time. Of the 36 deceased premiers, 16 eventually became the oldest of their time, while 20 did not (including both premiers who died in office, and 18 others). Jack Lang became the oldest living premier when Thomas Bavin died in 1941 and remained so until his death in 1975, for a record 34 years and 27 days. Because he was the first premier, Stuart Donaldson became the oldest living premier when he was appointed in 1856, but he held this distinction for only 81 days.

On one occasion the oldest living premier lost this distinction not by his death, but due to the appointment of a premier who was older. Stuart Donaldson lost this distinction when Charles Cowper was appointed. William McKell was the oldest to acquire this distinction at the age of 86 years, and 304 days. Neville Wran, who was aged 87 years, and 191 days when he died, on 20 April 2014 was the oldest premier to die without ever acquiring this distinction. John Fahey who died on 12 September 2020 aged 75 years and 246 days was the most recent premier to die without ever acquiring this distinction.

Premier Period when oldest living premier Age Duration
Start date End date at start at end
Stuart Donaldson 6 June 1856 26 August 1856 43 years, 173 days 43 years, 254 days 81 days
Charles Cowper 26 August 1856 19 October 1875 49 years, 122 days 68 years, 176 days 19 years, 54 days
Henry Parker 19 October 1875 2 February 1881 67 years, 140 days 72 years, 246 days 5 years, 106 days
Henry Parkes 2 February 1881 27 April 1896 65 years, 251 days 80 years, 336 days 15 years, 85 days
Patrick Jennings 27 April 1896 11 July 1897 62 years, 38 days 63 years, 113 days 1 year, 75 days
George Dibbs 11 July 1897 5 August 1904 62 years, 272 days 69 years, 298 days 7 years, 25 days
William Lyne 5 August 1904 3 August 1913 60 years, 121 days 69 years, 119 days 8 years, 363 days
George Reid 3 August 1913 12 September 1918 68 years, 159 days 73 years, 199 days 5 years, 40 days
Thomas Waddell 12 September 1918 25 October 1940 64 years, 254 days 86 years, 298 days 22 years, 43 days
Thomas Bavin 25 October 1940 31 August 1941 66 years, 173 days 67 years, 118 days 310 days
Jack Lang 31 August 1941 27 September 1975 64 years, 253 days 98 years, 280 days 34 years, 27 days
Bob Heffron 27 September 1975 27 July 1978 85 years, 17 days 87 years, 320 days 2 years, 303 days
William McKell 27 July 1978 11 January 1985 86 years, 304 days 93 years, 107 days 6 years, 168 days
Jack Renshaw 11 January 1985 28 July 1987 75 years, 156 days 77 years, 354 days 2 years, 198 days
Eric Willis 28 July 1987 10 May 1999 65 years, 194 days 77 years, 115 days 11 years, 286 days
Tom Lewis 10 May 1999 25 April 2016 77 years, 107 days 94 years, 93 days 16 years, 351 days
Barrie Unsworth 25 April 2016 Current oldest living premier 82 years, 9 days Current oldest living premier 6 years, 107 days
Premier Start date End date Age at start Age at end Duration

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See also

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  4. ^ "Gladys Berejiklian RESIGNS as NSW Premier: 'I had no option'".
  5. ^ a b Died in office on this date.
  6. ^ Updated daily according to UTC.
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  8. ^ Updated daily according to UTC.