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Current Living Former Prime Ministers, Premiers And Chief Ministers

The tables on this page show the full lists of living former heads of government in Australia.

There are 70 former prime ministers, premiers and chief ministers still living, as of June 10, 2024.

All seven former prime ministers since Paul Keating assumed the office in 1991 are still living.

Nine former Premiers of NSW since Barrie Unsworth took office in 1988 are still living, as are all seven former premiers of Western Australia since Brian Burke took office in 1983.

The death of former Chief Minister of the Northern Territory, Ian Tuxworth, on January 21, 2020, was the first death a chief minister since 1970, the longest period of government in any state or territory where all former leaders were still alive.

Following the death of Steele Hall on June 10, 2024, the oldest former leader is Barrie Unsworth, 90. Unsworth was NSW Premier, 1986-88.

The youngest members on the lists are former Northern Territory chief ministers Adam Giles, 51, and Michael Gunner, 48, and former Tasmanian premier Lara Giddings, 51.

Steele Hall’s death means no former head of government from the 1960s is still living. From the 1970s, there are two surviving heads of government: Doug Lowe, Tasmanian Premier (1977-81), and Paul Everingham, Northern Territory
Majority Leader and Chief Minister (1977-84).

The most recent deaths have been:

  • Jun 10, 2024: Steele Hall – 95 – South Australian Premier (Liberal) 1968-70
  • Aug 11, 2023: Mike Ahern – 81 – Queensland Premier (Country Party) 1987-89
  • Mar 10, 2023: Goff Letts – 95 – Northern Territory Chief Minister (Country Liberal Party) 1974-77
  • Sep 12, 2020: John Fahey – 75 – NSW Premier (Liberal) 1992-95
  • Jan 21, 2020: Ian Tuxworth – 77 – Northern Territory Chief Minister (CLP) 1984-86
  • Dec 23, 2019: John Cain – 88 – Victorian Premier (ALP) 1990-92
  • May 16, 2019: Bob Hawke – 89 – Prime Minister (ALP) 1983-91
  • Apr 25, 2016: Tom Lewis – 94 – NSW Premier (Liberal) 1975-76
  • Dec 13, 2015: John Bannon – 72 – S.A. Premier (ALP) 1982-92
  • Jun 01, 2015: Joan Kirner – 76 – Victorian Premier (ALP) 1990-92
  • Mar 20, 2015: Malcolm Fraser – 84 – Prime Minister (Liberal) 1975-83
  • Nov 10, 2014: Wayne Goss – 63 – Queensland Premier (ALP) 1989-96
  • Oct 21, 2014: Gough Whitlam – 98 – Prime Minister (ALP) 1972-75
  • Apr 20, 2014: Neville Wran – 87 – NSW Premier (ALP) 1976-86

Note: The ages on these lists are generated automatically and are always up-to-date.

Living Former PRIME MINISTERS of AUSTRALIA
No. Name Party Born Age Prime Minister Period in Office
1.
Paul Keating
ALP
18.01.1944
80
20.12.1991 – 11.03.1996
4 years, 2 months, 20 days
2.
John Howard
Liberal
26.07.1939
84
11.03.1996 – 03.12.2007
11 years, 8 months, 22 days
3.
Kevin Rudd
ALP
21.09.1957
66
03.12.2007 – 24.06.2010
27.06.2013 – 18.09.2013
2 years, 6 months, 21 days
2 months, 22 days
Total: 2 years, 9 months, 12 days
4.
Julia Gillard
ALP
29.09.1961
62
24.06.2010 – 27.06.2013
3 years, 3 days
5.
Tony Abbott
Liberal
04.11.1957
66
18.09.2013 – 15.09.2015
1 year, 11 months, 28 days
6.
Malcolm Turnbull
Liberal
24.10.1954
69
15.09.2015 – 24.08.2018
2 years, 11 months, 9 days
7.
Scott Morrison
Liberal
13.05.1968
56
24.08.2018 – 23.05.2022
3 years, 9 months

 

Living Former Premiers of NEW SOUTH WALES
No. Name Party Born Age Premier Period in Office
1.
Barrie Unsworth
ALP
16.04.1934
90
04.07.1986 – 25.03.1988
1 year, 8 months, 21 days
2.
Nick Greiner
Liberal
27.04.1947
77
25.03.1988 – 24.06.1992
4 years, 2 months, 30 days
3.
Bob Carr
ALP
28.09.1947
76
04.04.1995 – 03.08.2005
10 years, 3 months, 30 days
4.
Morris Iemma
ALP
21.07.1961
62
03.08.2005 – 05.09.2008
3 years, 1 month, 2 days
5.
Nathan Rees
ALP
12.02.1968
56
05.09.2008 – 04.12.2009
1 year, 2 months, 29 days
6.
Kristina Keneally
ALP
19.12.1968
55
04.12.2009 – 28.03.2011
1 year, 3 months, 24 days
7.
Barry O’Farrell
Liberal
24.05.1959
65
28.03.2011 – 17.04.2014
3 years, 20 days
8.
Mike Baird
Liberal
01.04.1968
56
17.04.2014 – 23.01.2017
2 years, 9 months, 6 days
9.
Gladys Berejiklian
Liberal
22.09.1970
53
23.01.2017 – 05.10.2021
4 years, 8 months, 13 days
10.
Dominic Perrottet
Liberal
21.09.1982
41
05.10.2021 – 28.03.2023
1 year, 4 months, 23 days

 

Living Former Premiers of VICTORIA
No. Name Party Born Age Premier Period in Office
1.
Jeff Kennett
Liberal
02.03.1948
76
06.10.1992 – 19.10.1999
7 years, 14 days
2.
Steve Bracks
ALP
15.10.1954
69
19.10.1999 – 30.07.2007
7 years, 9 months, 11 days
3.
John Brumby
ALP
21.04.1953
71
30.07.2007 – 02.12.2010
3 years, 4 months, 2 days
4.
Ted Baillieu
Liberal
31.07.1953
70
02.12.2010 – 06.03.2013
2 years, 3 months, 4 days
5.
Denis Napthine
Liberal
06.03.1952
72
06.03.2013 – 04.12.2014
1 year, 8 months, 28 days
6.
Daniel Andrews
ALP
06.07.1972
52
04.12.2014 – 27.09.2023
8 years, 9 months, 23 days

 

Living Former Premiers of QUEENSLAND
No. Name Party Born Age Premier Period in Office
1.
Russell Cooper
National
04.02.1941
83
25.09.1989 – 07.12.1989
2 months, 12 days
2.
Rob Borbidge
National
12.08.1954
69
19.02.1996 – 26.06.1998
2 years, 4 months, 7 days
3.
Peter Beattie
ALP
18.11.1952
71
25.06.1998 – 13.09.2007
9 years, 2 months, 19 days
4.
Anna Bligh
ALP
14.07.1960
64
13.09.2007 – 26.03.2012
4 years, 6 months, 13 days
5.
Campbell Newman
LNP
12.08.1963
60
26.03.2012 – 14.02.2015
2 years, 10 months, 19 days
6.
Annastacia Palaszczuk
ALP
25.07.1959
64
14.02.2015 – 15.12.2023
8 years, 10 months, 1 day

 

Living Former Premiers of WESTERN AUSTRALIA
No. Name Party Born Age Premier Period in Office
1.
Brian Burke
ALP
25.02.1947
77
25.02.1983 – 25.02.1988
5 years
2.
Peter Dowding
ALP
06.10.1943
80
25.02.1988 – 12.02.1990
1 year, 11 months, 18 days
3.
Dr. Carmen Lawrence
ALP
02.03.1948
76
12.02.1990 – 16.02.1993
3 years, 4 days
4.
Richard Court
Liberal
27-09-1947
76
16.02.1993 – 10.02.2001
7 years, 11 months, 25 days
5.
Dr. Geoff Gallop
ALP
27.09.1951
72
10.02.2001 – 25.01.2006
4 years, 11 months, 15 days
6.
Alan Carpenter
ALP
04.01.1957
67
25.01.2006 – 23.09.2008
2 years, 6 months, 29 days
7.
Colin Barnett
Liberal
15.07.1950
74
23.09.2008 – 17.03.2017
8 years, 5 months, 22 days
8.
Mark McGowan
ALP
13.07.1967
57
17.03.2017 – 08.06.2023
6 years, 2 months, 22 days

 

Living Former Premiers of SOUTH AUSTRALIA
No. Name Party Born Age Premier Period in Office
1.
Lynn Arnold
ALP
27.01.1949
75
04.09.1992 – 14.12.1993
1 year, 3 months, 10 days
2.
Dean Brown
Liberal
05.04.1943
81
14.12.1993 – 28.11.1996
2 years, 11 months, 14 days
3.
John Olsen
Liberal
07.06.1945
79
28.11.1996 – 22.10.2001
4 years, 10 months, 24 days
4.
Rob Kerin
Liberal
04.01.1954
70
22.10.2001 – 05.03.2002
4 months, 11 days
5.
Mike Rann
ALP
05.01.1953
71
05.03.2002 – 21.10.2011
9 years, 7 months, 16 days
6.
Jay Weatherill
ALP
03.04.1964
60
21.10.2011 – 19.03.2018
6 years, 4 months, 26 days
7.
Steven Marshall
Liberal
21.01.1968
56
19.03.2018 – 21.03.2022
4 years, 2 days

 

Living Former Premiers of TASMANIA
No. Name Party Born Age Premier Period in Office
1.
Doug Lowe
ALP
15.05.1942
82
01.12.1977 – 11.11.1981
3 years, 11 months, 10 days
2.
Robin Gray
Liberal
01.03.1940
84
26.05.1982 – 29.06.1989
7 years, 1 month, 3 days
3.
Michael Field
ALP
28.05.1948
76
29.06.1989 – 17.02.1992
2 years, 7 months, 19 days
4.
Ray Groom
Liberal
03.09.1944
79
17.02.1992 – 18.03.1996
4 years, 1 month, 1 day
5.
Tony Rundle
Liberal
05.03.1939
85
18.03.1996 – 14.09.1998
2 years, 5 months, 27 days
6.
Paul Lennon
ALP
08.10.1955
68
21.03.2004 – 26.05.2008
4 years, 2 months, 5 days
7.
David Bartlett
ALP
19.01.1968
56
26.05.2008 – 23.01.2011
2 years, 7 months, 28 days
8.
Lara Giddings
ALP
14.11.1972
51
24.01.2011 – 31.03.2014
3 years, 2 months, 7 days
9.
Will Hodgman
Liberal
20.04.1969
55
31.03.2014 – 20.01.2020
5 years, 9 months, 20 days
10.
Peter Gutwein
Liberal
21.12.1964
59
20.01.2020 – 08.04.2022
2 years, 2 months, 19 days

 

Living Former Chief Ministers of the AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY
No. Name Party Born Age Chief Minister Period in Office
1.
Rosemary Follett
ALP
27.03.1948
76
11.05.1989 – 05.12.1989
06.06.1991 – 02.03.1995
6 months, 24 days
3 years, 8 months, 24 days
Total: 4 years, 3 months, 17 days
2.
Kate Carnell
Liberal
30.05.1955
69
02.03.1995 – 18.10.2000
5 years, 7 months, 16 days
3.
Gary Humphries
Liberal
06.07.1958
66
18.10.2000 – 05.11.2001
1 year, 18 days
4.
Jon Stanhope
ALP
29.04.1951
73
05.11.2001 – 12.05.2011
9 years, 6 months, 7 days
5.
Katy Gallagher
ALP
18.03.1970
54
16.05.2011 – 11.12.2014
3 years, 6 months, 25 days

 

Living Former Chief Ministers of the NORTHERN TERRITORY
No. Name Party Born Age Chief Minister Period in Office
1.
Paul Everingham
CLP
04.02.1943
81
13.08.1977 – 30.06.1978
01.07.1978 – 15.10.1984
Majority Leader: 10 months, 17 days
Chief Minister: 6 years, 3 months, 14 days
2.
Stephen Hatton
CLP
28.01.1948
76
14.05.1986 – 12.07.1988
2 years, 1 month, 28 days
3.
Marshall Perron
CLP
05.02.1942
82
13.07.1988 – 24.05.1995
6 years, 10 months, 11 days
4.
Shane Stone
CLP
25.09.1950
73
25.05.1995 – 07.02.1999
3 years, 8 months, 13 days
5.
Denis Burke
CLP
22.09.1948
75
08.02.1999 – 17.08.2001
2 years, 6 months, 9 days
6.
Clare Martin
ALP
15.06.1952
72
18.08.2001 – 26.11.2007
6 years, 3 months, 8 days
7.
Paul Henderson
ALP
15.08.1962
61
26.11.2007 – 28.08.2012
4 years, 9 months, 2 days
8.
Terry Mills
CLP
22.12.1957
66
29.08.2012 – 13.03.2013
6 months, 13 days
9.
Adam Giles
CLP
10.04.1973
51
14.03.2013 – 30.08.2016
3 years, 5 months, 16 days
10.
Michael Gunner
ALP
06.01.1976
48
31.08.2016 – 13.05.2022
5 years, 8 months, 13 days
11.
Natasha Fyles
ALP
26.05.1978
46
13.05.2022 – 21.12.2023
1 year, 7 months, 8 days

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