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Premiers of New South Wales Since 1856

This is the complete list of NSW Premiers since the granting of responsible government in 1856.

Chris Minns became the 47th Premier, and the 17th Labor Premier, following the ALP victory in the election of March 25, 2023.

Premiers of N.S.W. Since 1856
No. Name Party Commenced Left Term
1.
Stuart Donaldson
06 Jun 1856
25 Aug 1856
2 months, 19 days
2.
Sir Charles Cowper
26 Aug 1856
02 Oct 1856
1 month, 6 days
3.
Henry Parker
03 Oct 1856
07 Sep 1857
11 months, 4 days
Sir Charles Cowper
07 Sep 1857
26 Oct 1859
2 years, 1 month, 19 days
4.
William Forster
27 Oct 1859
08 Mar 1860
4 months, 12 days
5.
Sir John Robertson
09 Mar 1860
09 Jan 1861
10 months
Sir Charles Cowper
10 Jan 1861
15 Oct 1863
2 years, 9 months, 5 days
6.
Sir James Martin
16 Oct 1863
02 Feb 1865
1 year, 3 months, 17 days
Sir Charles Cowper
03 Feb 1865
21 Jan 1866
11 months, 18 days
Sir James Martin
22 Jan 1866
26 Oct 1868
2 years, 9 months, 4 days
Sir John Robertson
27 Oct 1868
12 Jan 1870
1 year, 2 months, 16 days
Sir Charles Cowper
13 Jan 1870
15 Dec 1870
11 months, 2 days
Sir James Martin
16 Dec 1870
13 May 1872
1 year, 4 months, 27 days
7.
Henry Parkes
14 May 1872
08 Feb 1875
2 years, 8 months, 25 days
Sir John Robertson
09 Feb 1875
21 Mar 1877
2 years, 1 months, 11 days
Henry Parkes
22 Mar 1877
16 Aug 1877
4 months, 25 days
Sir John Robertson
17 Aug 1877
17 Dec 1877
4 months
8.
James Farnell
18 Dec 1877
20 Dec 1878
1 year, 2 days
Sir Henry Parkes
21 Dec 1878
04 Jan 1883
4 years, 14 days
9.
Sir Alexander Stuart
05 Jan 1883
06 Oct 1885
2 years, 9 months, 1 day
10.
Sir George Dibbs
07 Oct 1885
21 Dec 1885
2 months, 14 days
Sir John Robertson
22 Dec 1885
25 Feb 1886
2 months, 3 days
11.
Sir Patrick Jennings
26 Feb 1886
19 Jan 1887
10 months, 24 days
Sir Henry Parkes
20 Jan 1887
16 Jan 1889
1 year, 11 months, 27 days
Sir George Dibbs
17 Jan 1889
07 Mar 1889
1 month, 18 days
Sir Henry Parkes
Free Trade
08 Mar 1889
22 Oct 1891
2 years, 7 months, 14 days
Sir George Dibbs
Protectionist
23 Oct 1891
02 Aug 1894
2 years, 9 months, 10 days
12.
Sir George Reid
Free Trade
03 Aug 1894
13 Sep 1899
5 years, 1 month, 10 days
13.
William Lyne
Protectionist
14 Sep 1899
27 Mar 1901
1 year, 6 months, 13 days
14.
John See
Protectionist
28 Mar 1901
14 Jun 1904
3 years, 2 months, 17 days
15.
Thomas Waddell
Protectionist
15 Jun 1904
29 Aug 1904
2 months, 14 days
16.
Joseph Carruthers
Liberal Reform
30 Aug 1904
01 Oct 1907
3 years, 1 month, 1 day
17.
Charles Wade
Liberal
02 Oct 1907
20 Oct 1910
3 years, 18 days
18.
James McGowen
ALP
21 Oct 1910
29 Jun 1913
2 years, 8 months, 8 days
19.
William Arthur Holman
ALP
30 Jun 1913
15 Nov 1916
3 years, 2 months, 16 days
William Arthur Holman
Nationalist
15 Nov 1916
12 Apr 1920
3 years, 4 months, 28 days
20.
John Storey
ALP
13 Apr 1920
05 Oct 1921
(died)
1 year, 5 months, 22 days
21.
James Dooley
ALP
06 Oct 1921
20 Dec 1921
2 months, 14 days
22.
George Fuller
Nationalist
20 Dec 1921
20 Dec 1921
1 day
James Dooley
ALP
20 Dec 1921
13 Apr 1922
3 months, 24 days
George Fuller
Nationalist
13 Apr 1922
17 Jun 1925
3 years, 2 months, 4 days
23.
John Thomas Lang
ALP
17 Jun 1925
18 Oct 1927
2 years, 4 months, 1 day
24.
Thomas Bavin
Nationalist
18 Oct 1927
03 Nov 1930
3 years, 16 days
John Thomas Lang
ALP
04 Nov 1930
13 May 1932
1 year, 6 months, 9 days
25.
Bertram Stevens
United Australia Party
13 May 1932
05 Aug 1939
7 years, 2 months, 23 days
26.
Alexander Mair
United Australia Party
05 Aug 1939
16 May 1941
1 year, 9 months, 11 days
27.
William John McKell
ALP
16 May 1941
06 Feb 1947
5 years, 8 months, 21 days
28.
James McGirr
ALP
06 Feb 1947
02 Apr 1952
5 years, 1 month, 27 days
29.
John Joseph Cahill
ALP
03 Apr 1952
22 Oct 1959
(died)
7 years, 6 months, 19 days
30.
Robert James Heffron
ALP
23 Oct 1959
30 Apr 1964
4 years, 6 months, 7 days
31.
John Brophy Renshaw
ALP
30 Apr 1964
13 May 1965
1 year, 13 days
32.
Robert Askin
Liberal
13 May 1965
03 Jan 1975
9 years, 7 months, 21 days
33.
Thomas Lancelot Lewis
Liberal
03 Jan 1975
23 Jan 1976
1 year, 20 days
34.
Eric Willis
Liberal
23 Jan 1976
14 May 1976
3 months, 21 days
35.
Neville Kenneth Wran
ALP
14 May 1976
04 Jul 1986
10 years, 1 month, 20 days
36.
Barrie John Unsworth
ALP
04 Jul 1986
25 Mar 1988
1 year, 8 months, 21 days
37.
Nicholas Frank Greiner
Liberal
25 Mar 1988
24 Jun 1992
4 years, 3 months
38.
John Joseph Fahey
Liberal
24 Jun 1992
04 Apr 1995
2 years, 9 months, 11 days
39.
Robert John Carr
ALP
04 Apr 1995
03 Aug 2005
10 years, 3 months, 29 days
40.
Morris Iemma
ALP
03 Aug 2005
05 Sep 2008
3 years, 1 month, 2 days
41.
Nathan Rees
ALP
05 Sep 2008
04 Dec 2009
1 year, 2 months, 29 days
42.
Kristina Kerscher Keneally
ALP
04 Dec 2009
28 Mar 2011
1 year, 3 months, 24 days
43.
Barry Robert O’Farrell
Liberal
28 Mar 2011
17 Apr 2014
3 years, 20 days
44.
Mike Baird
Liberal
17 Apr 2014
23 Jan 2017
2 years, 9 months, 6 days
45.
Gladys Berejiklian
Liberal
23 Jan 2017
05 Oct 2021
4 years, 8 months, 12 days
46.
Dominic Perrottet
Liberal
05 Oct 2021
28 Mar 2023
1 year, 5 months, 23 days
47.
Chris Minns
ALP
28 Mar 2023

 

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