Federal National Party Leaders Since 1920

The table below shows the full list of leaders of The Nationals since 1920.

The party was originally called the Country Party. In the 1970s it became the National Country Party, before dropping “country” altogether and becoming the National Party. Its official name is now The Nationals.

Federal National Party Leaders Since 1920
No. Name State Commenced Left Length
1.
William McWilliams
Tas
24.02.1920
05.04.1921
1 year, 1 month, 12 days
2.
Earle Page
NSW
05.04.1921
13.09.1939
18 years, 5 months, 8 days
3.
Archie Cameron
SA
13.09.1939
16.10.1940
1 year, 1 month, 3 days
4.
Arthur Fadden
Qld
16.10.1940
12.03.1958
17 years, 4 months, 25 days
5.
John McEwen
Vic
26.03.1958
01.02.1971
12 years, 10 months, 5 days
6.
J. Doug Anthony
NSW
02.02.1971
17.01.1984
12 yrs, 11 months, 15 days
7
Ian Sinclair
NSW
17.01.1984
09.05.1989
5 years, 3 months, 22 days
8.
Charles Blunt
NSW
09.05.1989
09.04.1990
11 months
9.
Tim Fischer
NSW
10.04.1990
20.07.1999
9 years, 3 months, 10 days
10.
John Anderson
NSW
20.07.1999
06.07.2005
5 years, 11 months, 16 days
11.
Mark Vaile
NSW
06.07.2005
03.12.2007
2 years, 4 months, 27 days
12.
Warren Truss
Qld
03.12.2007
11.02.2016
8 years, 2 months, 8 days
13.
Barnaby Joyce
NSW
11.02.2016
1 year, 9 months, 11 days

 

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