The tables on this page show the full lists of living former heads of government in Australia.
There are 63 former leaders still living, as of March 2017. For the sake of completeness, a majority leader of the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly prior to self-government is also listed here.
All six prime ministers since Bob Hawke assumed the office in 1983 are still living.
All nine Premiers of NSW since Barrie Unsworth took office in 1988 are still living, as are all seven premiers of Western Australia since Brian Burke took office in 1983.
Every Majority Leader and Chief Minister of the Northern Territory since 1970 is still living. This is the longest period of government in any state or territory where all former leaders are still alive. Goff Letts is the oldest person on these lists.
The oldest former premier is Steele Hall, the South Australian leader (1968-70) who subsequently served in the Senate (1974-77) and the House of Representatives (1981-96).
Former prime minister Bob Hawke is the next oldest, followed by former Victorian premier John Cain and former NSW premier Barrie Unsworth.
The youngest members on the lists are former Northern Territory chief minister Adam Giles and former Tasmanian premier Lara Giddings.
The most recent deaths have been:
- Apr 20, 2014: Neville Wran – 87 – NSW Premier (ALP) 1976-86
- Oct 21, 2014: Gough Whitlam – 98 – Prime Minister (ALP) 1972-75
- Nov 10, 2014: Wayne Goss – 63 – Queensland Premier (ALP) 1989-96
- Mar 20, 2015: Malcolm Fraser – 84 – Prime Minister (Liberal) 1975-83
- Jun 01, 2015: Joan Kirner – 76 – Victorian Premier (ALP) 1990-92
- Dec 13, 2015: John Bannon – 72 – S.A. Premier (ALP) 1982-92
- Apr 25, 2016: Tom Lewis – 94 – NSW Premier (Liberal) 1975-76
Note: The ages on these lists are generated automatically and are always up-to-date.
|Living Former PRIME MINISTERS of AUSTRALIA|
27-06-13 – 18-09-13
|Living Former Premiers of NEW SOUTH WALES|
|Living Former Premiers of VICTORIA|
|Living Former Premiers of QUEENSLAND|
|Living Former Premiers of WESTERN AUSTRALIA|
|Dr. Carmen Lawrence|
|Dr. Geoff Gallop|
|Living Former Premiers of SOUTH AUSTRALIA|
|Living Former Premiers of TASMANIA|
|Living Former Chief Ministers of the AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY|
06-06-1991 – 02-03-1995
|Living Former Chief Ministers of the NORTHERN TERRITORY|
01-07-1978 – 15-10-1984
6 years, 3 months, 14 days