Treasurer of Victoria

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Treasurer of Victoria
Incumbent
Michael O'Brien
Style The Honourable
Appointer Governor of Victoria
Term length At the Governor's pleasure

The Treasurer of Victoria is the title held by the Cabinet Minister who is responsible for the financial management of the budget sector in the Australian state of Victoria. This primarily includes:[1]

  • preparation and delivery of the annual State Budget;
  • revenue collection for Victoria, including stamp duty, payroll tax, financial institutions duty and land tax;
  • borrowing, investment and financial arrangements to hedge, protect or manage the State’s financial interests;
  • promoting economic growth across Victoria; and
  • providing investment and fund management services to the State and its statutory authorities.


Partial list of Treasurers prior to 1935

Treasurer Party Term
George Harker none Mar 1858 – Oct 1859[2]
Edward Langton none May–Jul 1868, Jun 1872 –Jul 1874[3]
Robert Byrne none Sep 1869 – Jan 1870[4]
Graham Berry none 1870, 1875, 1877–78, 1880–81, 1892–93[5]
James Service none 1874–75, 1880, 1883–86[6]
William Shiels Liberal 1892, 1899–1900, 1902–1903[7]
George Turner Liberal 1894-1899[8]
William Watt Liberal 1909–1914[9]


List of Victorian Treasurers (since 1935)[edit]

Prior to 1979, the roles of Premier and Treasurer were usually held by the same person.

Treasurer Party Term
Albert Dunstan Country Party 1935–1943
John Cain, Sr. Australian Labor Party 1943
Albert Dunstan Country Party 1943–1945
Ian MacFarlan Liberal 1945
John Cain, Sr. Australian Labor Party 1945–1947
Thomas Hollway Liberal Party 1947–1950
John McDonald Country Party 1950–1952
Thomas Hollway Liberal Party 1952
John McDonald Country Party 1952
John Cain, Sr. Australian Labor Party 1952–1955
Sir Henry Bolte Liberal Party 1955–1972
Sir Rupert Hamer Liberal Party 1972–1979
Lindsay Thompson Liberal Party 1979–1982
Rob Jolly Australian Labor Party 1982–1990
Tom Roper Australian Labor Party 1990–1992
Tony Sheehan Australian Labor Party 1992
Alan Stockdale Liberal Party 1992–1999
Denis Napthine Liberal Party 1999
Steve Bracks Australian Labor Party 1999–2000
John Brumby Australian Labor Party 2000–2007
John Lenders Australian Labor Party 2007–2010
Kim Wells Liberal Party 2010–2013
Michael O'Brien Liberal Party 2013–present

References[edit]

  1. ^ Department of Treasury and Finance: Treasurer
  2. ^ "Harker, George". re-member: a database of all Victorian MPs since 1851. Parliament of Victoria. 
  3. ^ "Langton, Edward". re-member: a database of all Victorian MPs since 1851. Parliament of Victoria. 
  4. ^ "Byrne, Robert". re-member: a database of all Victorian MPs since 1851. Parliament of Victoria. 
  5. ^ "Berry, Sir Graham". re-member: a database of all Victorian MPs since 1851. Parliament of Victoria. 
  6. ^ "Service, James". re-member: a database of all Victorian MPs since 1851. Parliament of Victoria. 
  7. ^ "Shiels, William". re-member: a database of all Victorian MPs since 1851. Parliament of Victoria. 
  8. ^ "Turner, Sir George". re-member: a database of all Victorian MPs since 1851. Parliament of Victoria. 
  9. ^ "Watt, William Alexander". re-member: a database of all Victorian MPs since 1851. Parliament of Victoria.