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Premier of Victoria
Coat of Arms of Victoria.svg
Flag of Victoria (Australia).svg
Daniel Andrews 2018.jpg
Incumbent
Daniel Andrews

since 4 December 2014
Department of Premier and Cabinet
Style
StatusHead of Government
Member of
Reports toParliament
Seat1 Treasury Place, Melbourne
AppointerGovernor of Victoria
by convention, based on appointee's ability to command confidence in the Legislative Assembly
Term lengthAt the Governor's pleasure
contingent on the premier's ability to command confidence in the lower house of Parliament
Constituting instrumentNone (constitutional convention)
Formation30 November 1855
First holderWilliam Haines
DeputyDeputy Premier of Victoria
SalaryAU$464,918 (from 1 July 2022)[1]
Websitewww.premier.vic.gov.au

The premier of Victoria is the head of government in the Australian state of Victoria. The premier is appointed by the governor of Victoria, and is the leader of the political party able to secure a majority in the Victorian Legislative Assembly.

Responsible government came to the colony of Victoria in 1855. Between 1856 and 1892, the head of the government was commonly called the premier or the prime minister, but neither title had any legal basis. The head of government always held another portfolio, usually Chief Secretary or Treasurer, for which they were paid a salary. The first head of government to hold the title of premier without holding another portfolio was William Shiels in 1892.

Premiers of Victoria who have served for more than 3,000 days have a statue installed at Treasury Place. Four Victorian premiers have been afforded this honour: Albert Dunstan, Henry Bolte, Rupert Hamer and John Cain Junior.[2][3][4]

Every Premier of Victoria since 1933 (with the exception of Ian MacFarlan, who was Premier for 51 days) has a portrait of them displayed at Queens Hall in Parliament House. The idea of creating a portrait gallery for former Premiers of Victoria was initiated by the Hon. Fred Grimwade, the President of the Victorian Legislative Council from 1979-1985. Prior to 2001, the portraits were originally displayed in the corridor leading to the Members Dining Room, leading to the corridor being known as the "Premiers’ Corridor".[5]

The incumbent premier of Victoria since the 2014 election is Daniel Andrews of the Australian Labor Party.

List of premiers of Victoria[edit]

No. Portrait Premier Election wins Term of office Political party Constituency Ministry
Took office Left office Time in office[6]
1 Williamhaines.jpg William Haines 1856 30 November 1855 11 March 1857 1 year, 102 days Independent South Grant Haines I
2 Johnoshanassy.jpg John O'Shanassy 11 March 1857 29 April 1857 50 days Independent Kilmore O'Shanassy I
(1) Williamhaines.jpg William Haines 29 April 1857 10 March 1858 316 days Independent South Grant Haines II
(2) Johnoshanassy.jpg John O'Shanassy 10 March 1858 27 October 1859 1 year, 232 days Independent Kilmore O'Shanassy II
3 Williamnicholson.jpg William Nicholson 1859 27 October 1859 26 November 1860 1 year, 31 days Independent Sandridge Nicholson
4 Richardheales.jpg Richard Heales 1861 26 November 1860 14 November 1861 354 days Independent East Bourke Boroughs Heales
(2) Johnoshanassy.jpg John O'Shanassy 14 November 1861 27 June 1863 1 year, 226 days Independent Kilmore O'Shanassy III
5 Jamesmcculloch.jpg James McCulloch 1864
1866
1868
27 June 1863 6 May 1868 4 years, 315 days Independent Mornington McCulloch I
6 Charlessladen.jpg Charles Sladen 6 May 1868 11 July 1868 67 days Independent Western Province Sladen
(5) Jamesmcculloch.jpg James McCulloch 11 July 1868 20 September 1869 1 year, 72 days Independent Mornington McCulloch II
7 Johnmacpherson.jpg John Alexander MacPherson 20 September 1869 9 April 1870 202 days Independent Dundas MacPherson
(5) Jamesmcculloch.jpg James McCulloch 1871 9 April 1870 19 June 1871 1 year, 72 days Independent Mornington McCulloch III
8 Charles Gavan Duffy 1846.JPG Charles Gavan Duffy 19 June 1871 10 June 1872 358 days Independent Dalhousie Duffy
9 James Goodall Francis (1819-1884).jpg James Francis 1874 10 June 1872 31 July 1874 2 years, 52 days Independent Richmond Francis
10 Georgekerferd.jpg George Kerferd 31 July 1874 7 August 1875 1 year, 8 days Independent Ovens Kerferd
11 12Grahamberry.jpg Graham Berry 7 August 1875 20 October 1875 75 days Non-Party Liberalism Geelong West Berry I
(5) Jamesmcculloch.jpg James McCulloch 20 October 1875 21 May 1877 1 year, 214 days Non-Party Conservatism Warrnambool McCulloch IV
(11) 12Grahamberry.jpg Graham Berry 1877
Feb. 1880
21 May 1877 5 March 1880 2 years, 290 days Non-Party Liberalism Geelong Berry II
12 Jamesservice.jpg James Service Feb. 1880 5 March 1880 3 August 1880 152 days Non-Party Conservatism Maldon Service I
(11) 12Grahamberry.jpg Graham Berry Jul. 1880 3 August 1880 9 July 1881 341 days Non-Party Liberalism Geelong Berry III
13 Bryanologhlen.jpg Bryan O'Loghlen 9 July 1881 8 March 1883 1 year, 243 days Non-Party Liberalism West Bourke O'Loghlen
(12) Jamesservice.jpg James Service 1883 8 March 1883 18 February 1886 2 years, 348 days Non-Party Conservatism Castlemaine Service II
14 Duncangillies.jpg Duncan Gillies 1886
1889
18 February 1886 5 November 1890 4 years, 261 days Non-Party Conservatism Rodney
Eastern Suburbs
Gillies
15 Jamesmunro.jpg James Munro 5 November 1890 16 February 1892 1 year, 104 days Non-Party Liberalism Geelong Munro
16 16Williamshiels.jpg William Shiels 1892 16 February 1892 23 January 1893 343 days Non-Party Liberalism Normanby Shiels
17 17Jamespatterson.jpg James Patterson 23 January 1893 27 September 1894 1 year, 248 days Non-Party Conservatism Castlemaine Patterson
18 Georgeturner.jpg George Turner 1894
1897
27 September 1894 5 December 1899 5 years, 70 days Non-Party Liberalism St Kilda Turner I
19 19Allanmclean.jpg Allan McLean 5 December 1899 19 November 1900 350 days Non-Party Liberalism Gippsland North McLean
(18) Georgeturner.jpg George Turner 1900 19 November 1900 12 February 1901 86 days Non-Party Liberalism St Kilda Turner II
20 20Alexanderpeacock.jpg Alexander Peacock 12 February 1901 10 June 1902 1 year, 119 days Non-Party Liberalism Clunes and Allandale Peacock I
21 21Williamirvine.jpg William Irvine 1902 10 June 1902 16 February 1904 1 year, 252 days Reform Lowan Irvine
22 22Thomasbent.jpg Thomas Bent 1904
1907
1908
16 February 1904 8 January 1909 4 years, 328 days Reform Brighton Bent
23 John Murray Premier.jpg John Murray 1911 8 January 1909 18 May 1912 3 years, 132 days Commonwealth Liberal Warrnambool Murray
24 24Williamwatt.jpg William Watt 18 May 1912 9 December 1913 1 year, 206 days Commonwealth Liberal Essendon Watt I
25 25Georgeelmslie.jpg George Elmslie 9 December 1913 22 December 1913 14 days Labor Albert Park Elmslie
(24) 24Williamwatt.jpg William Watt 22 December 1913 18 June 1914 179 days Commonwealth Liberal Essendon Watt II
(20) 20Alexanderpeacock.jpg Alexander Peacock 1914 18 June 1914 29 November 1917 3 years, 165 days Commonwealth Liberal Allandale Peacock II
26 26Johnbowser.jpg John Bowser 1917 29 November 1917 21 March 1918 144 days Nationalist Wangaratta Bowser
27 27Harrylawson.jpg Harry Lawson 1920
1921
21 March 1918 28 April 1924 6 years, 39 days Nationalist Castlemaine and Maldon Lawson I
Lawson II
Lawson III
(20) 20Alexanderpeacock.jpg Alexander Peacock 28 April 1924 18 July 1924 82 days Nationalist Allandale Peacock III
28 George Prendergast.jpg George Prendergast 1924 18 July 1924 18 November 1924 124 days Labor North Melbourne Prendergast
29 29Johnallan.jpg John Allan 18 November 1924 20 May 1927 2 years, 184 days Country Rodney Allan
30 30Nedhogan.jpg Edmond Hogan 1927 20 May 1927 22 November 1928 1 year, 187 days Labor Warrenheip and Grenville Hogan I
31 Will McPherson.jpg William McPherson 22 November 1928 12 December 1929 1 year, 21 days Nationalist Hawthorn McPherson
(30) 30Nedhogan.jpg Edmond Hogan 1929 12 December 1929 19 May 1932 2 years, 160 days Labor Warrenheip and Grenville Hogan II
32 Agyle, Stanley (cropped).png Stanley Argyle 1932
1935
19 May 1932 2 April 1935 2 years, 319 days United Australia Toorak Argyle I
Argyle II
33 Albert Dunstan (cropped).jpg Albert Dunstan 1937
1940
1943
2 April 1935 14 September 1943 8 years, 166 days United Country Korong and Eaglehawk Dunstan I
34 John Cain 1954.jpg John Cain Sr. 14 September 1943 18 September 1943 5 days Labor Northcote Cain I
(33) Albert Dunstan (cropped).jpg Albert Dunstan 18 September 1943 2 October 1945 2 years, 15 days United Country Korong and Eaglehawk Dunstan II
35 Imcfarlanemp.jpg Ian Macfarlan 2 October 1945 21 November 1945 51 days Liberal Brighton Macfarlan
(34) John Cain 1954.jpg John Cain Sr. 1945 21 November 1945 20 November 1947 2 years, 0 days Labor Northcote Cain II
36 TomHollway.jpg Thomas Hollway 1947
1950
20 November 1947 27 June 1950 2 years, 220 days Liberal
Liberal and Country
Ballarat Hollway I
Hollway II
37 Johnmcdonaldmp.jpg John McDonald 27 June 1950 28 October 1952 2 years, 124 days Country Shepparton McDonald I
(36) TomHollway.jpg Thomas Hollway 28 October 1952 31 October 1952 4 days Electoral Reform Ballarat Hollway III
(37) Johnmcdonaldmp.jpg John McDonald 31 October 1952 17 December 1952 48 days Country Shepparton McDonald II
(34) John Cain 1954.jpg John Cain Sr. 1952 17 December 1952 7 June 1955 2 years, 173 days Labor Northcote Cain III
38 Henry Bolte.jpg Henry Bolte 1955
1958
1961
1964
1967
1970
7 June 1955 23 August 1972 17 years, 78 days Liberal and Country
Liberal
Hampden Bolte I
Bolte II
Bolte III
Bolte IV
Bolte V
Bolte VI
39 Dick Hamer.jpg Rupert Hamer 1973
1976
1979
23 August 1972 5 June 1981 8 years, 287 days Liberal Kew Hamer I
Hamer II
Hamer III
Hamer IV
40 Lindsay Thompson 5 June 1981 8 April 1982 308 days Liberal Malvern Thompson
41 John Cain 2018.jpg John Cain Jr. 1982
1985
1988
8 April 1982 10 August 1990 8 years, 125 days Labor Bundoora Cain Jr. I
Cain Jr. II
Cain Jr. III
42 Joan kirner.jpg Joan Kirner 10 August 1990 6 October 1992 2 years, 58 days Labor Williamstown Kirner
43 Jeff Kennett.jpg Jeff Kennett 1992
1996
6 October 1992 20 October 1999 7 years, 15 days Liberal Burwood Kennett I
Kennett II
44 Steve Bracks at a Vietnam Veterans Day ceremony, August 2006.jpg Steve Bracks 1999
2002
2006
20 October 1999 30 July 2007 7 years, 284 days Labor Williamstown Bracks I
Bracks II
Bracks III
45 John Brumby.jpg John Brumby 30 July 2007 2 December 2010 3 years, 126 days Labor Broadmeadows Brumby
46 Chinese New Year 2013 85 - Ted Baillieu (8459813505).jpg Ted Baillieu 2010 2 December 2010 6 March 2013 2 years, 95 days Liberal Hawthorn Baillieu
47 Premier Denis Napthine.jpg Denis Napthine 6 March 2013 4 December 2014 1 year, 274 days Liberal South-West Coast Napthine
48 Daniel Andrews 2018.jpg Daniel Andrews 2014
2018
2022
4 December 2014 Incumbent 8 years, 1 day Labor Mulgrave Andrews I
Andrews II

Statistics[edit]

The median age of a premier on the first day of their first term is roughly 49 years, and 137 days which falls between Henry Bolte and John McDonald. The youngest person to assume the office was John Alexander MacPherson at 35 years and 340 days. The oldest person to assume office was George Prendergast at 70 years and 59 days.

The oldest living former premier is Jeff Kennett, born 2 March 1948 (age 74 years, 277 days). The youngest living former premier is Steve Bracks, born 15 October 1954, (age 68 years, 50 days). The youngest living premier is the incumbent Daniel Andrews, born 6 July 1972, (age 50 years, 151 days).

The longest-lived premier was John Cain Jr. who died on 23 December 2019 aged 88 years and 241 days. Rupert Hamer was the second longest-lived premier, aged 87 years and 238 days. Cain surpassed Hamer's lifespan on 20 December 2018. The oldest living premier, Jeff Kennett, will tie Hamer if he lives to 26 October 2035, and tie Cain if he lives to 29 October 2036. The shortest-lived premier was Richard Heales who died at the age of 42 years and 118 days on 19 June 1864.

The premier with the longest retirement is William Irvine. He left office on 16 February 1904, and died 39 years and 185 days later on 20 August 1943. The premier with the shortest retirement is Thomas Bent, who died on 17 September 1909, 252 days after leaving office on 8 January 1909.

# Premier Born Took office Age Left office Age Died Length of retirement Lifespan
1 William Haines 10 January 1810 30 November 1855 45 years, 324 days 10 March 1858 48 years, 59 days 3 February 1866 7 years, 330 days 56 years, 24 days
2 John O'Shanassy 18 February 1818 11 March 1857 39 years, 21 days 27 June 1863 45 years, 129 days 5 May 1883 19 years, 312 days 65 years, 76 days
3 William Nicholson 27 February 1816 27 October 1859 43 years, 242 days 26 November 1860 44 years, 273 days 10 March 1865 4 years, 104 days 49 years, 11 days
4 Richard Heales 22 February 1822 26 November 1860 38 years, 278 days 14 November 1861 39 years, 265 days 19 June 1864 2 years, 218 days 42 years, 118 days
5 James McCulloch 18 March 1819 27 June 1863 44 years, 101 days 21 May 1877 58 years, 64 days 31 January 1893 15 years, 255 days 73 years, 319 days
6 Charles Sladen 28 August 1816 6 May 1868 51 years, 252 days 11 July 1868 51 years, 318 days 22 February 1884 15 years, 226 days 67 years, 178 days
7 John Alexander MacPherson 15 October 1833 20 September 1869 35 years, 340 days 9 April 1870 36 years, 176 days 17 February 1894 23 years, 314 days 60 years, 125 days
8 Charles Gavan Duffy 12 April 1816 19 June 1871 55 years, 68 days 10 June 1872 56 years, 59 days 9 February 1903 30 years, 244 days 86 years, 303 days
9 James Francis 9 January 1819 10 June 1872 53 years, 153 days 31 July 1874 55 years, 203 days 25 January 1884 9 years, 178 days 65 years, 16 days
10 George Kerferd 21 January 1831 31 July 1874 43 years, 191 days 7 August 1875 44 years, 198 days 31 December 1889 14 years, 146 days 58 years, 344 days
11 Graham Berry 28 August 1822 7 August 1875 52 years, 344 days 7 September 1881 59 years, 10 days 25 January 1904 22 years, 140 days 81 years, 150 days
12 James Service 27 November 1823 5 March 1880 56 years, 99 days 18 February 1886 62 years, 83 days 13 April 1899 13 years, 54 days 75 years, 137 days
13 Bryan O'Loghlen 27 June 1828 7 September 1881 53 years, 72 days 8 March 1883 54 years, 254 days 31 October 1905 3 years, 315 days 58 years, 204 days
14 Duncan Gillies 14 January 1834 18 February 1886 52 years, 35 days 5 November 1890 56 years, 295 days 12 September 1903 12 years, 311 days 69 years, 241 days
15 James Munro 7 January 1832 5 November 1890 58 years, 302 days 16 February 1892 60 years, 40 days 25 February 1908 16 years, 9 days 76 years, 49 days
16 William Shiels 3 December 1848 16 February 1892 43 years, 75 days 23 January 1893 44 years, 51 days 17 December 1904 11 years, 329 days 56 years, 14 days
17 James Patterson 18 November 1833 23 January 1893 59 years, 66 days 27 September 1894 60 years, 313 days 30 October 1895 1 year, 33 days 61 years, 346 days
18 George Turner 18 August 1851 27 September 1894 43 years, 40 days 12 February 1901 49 years, 178 days 13 August 1916 15 years, 183 days 64 years, 361 days
19 Allan McLean 3 February 1840 5 December 1899 59 years, 305 days 19 November 1900 60 years, 289 days 22 September 1935 10 years, 236 days 71 years, 160 days
20 Alexander Peacock 11 June 1861 12 February 1901 39 years, 246 days 18 July 1924 63 years, 37 days 7 October 1933 9 years, 81 days 72 years, 118 days
21 William Irvine 6 July 1858 12 June 1902 43 years, 341 days 16 February 1904 45 years, 225 days 20 August 1943 39 years, 185 days 85 years, 45 days
22 Thomas Bent 7 December 1838 16 February 1904 65 years, 71 days 8 January 1909 70 years, 32 days 17 September 1909 252 days 70 years, 284 days
23 John Murray 8 July 1851 8 January 1909 57 years, 184 days 18 February 1912 60 years, 225 days 4 May 1916 4 years, 76 days 64 years, 301 days
24 William Watt 23 November 1871 18 February 1912 40 years, 87 days 18 June 1914 42 years, 207 days 13 September 1946 32 years, 87 days 74 years, 294 days
25 George Elmslie 21 February 1861 9 December 1913 52 years, 291 days 22 December 1913 52 years, 304 days 11 May 1918 4 years, 140 days 57 years, 79 days
26 John Bowser 2 September 1856 29 November 1917 61 years, 88 days 21 March 1918 61 years, 200 days 10 June 1936 18 years, 81 days 79 years, 282 days
27 Harry Lawson 5 March 1875 21 March 1918 43 years, 16 days 28 April 1924 49 years, 54 days 12 June 1952 28 years, 45 days 77 years, 99 days
28 George Prendergast 20 May 1854 18 July 1924 70 years, 59 days 18 November 1924 70 years, 182 days 28 August 1937 12 years, 283 days 83 years, 100 days
29 John Allan 27 March 1866 18 November 1924 58 years, 236 days 20 May 1927 61 years, 54 days 22 February 1936 8 years, 278 days 69 years, 332 days
30 Edmond Hogan 12 December 1883 20 May 1927 43 years, 159 days 19 May 1932 48 years, 159 days 23 August 1964 32 years, 96 days 80 years, 255 days
31 William Murray McPherson 17 September 1865 22 November 1928 63 years, 66 days 12 December 1929 64 years, 86 days 26 July 1932 2 years, 227 days 66 years, 313 days
32 Stanley Argyle 4 December 1867 19 May 1932 64 years, 167 days 2 April 1935 67 years, 119 days 23 November 1940 5 years, 235 days 72 years, 355 days
33 Albert Dunstan 26 July 1882 2 April 1935 52 years, 250 days 2 October 1945 63 years, 68 days 14 April 1950 4 years, 194 days 67 years, 262 days
34 John Cain Sr. 19 January 1882 14 September 1943 61 years, 238 days 7 June 1955 73 years, 139 days 4 August 1957 2 years, 58 days 75 years, 197 days
35 Ian Macfarlan 21 November 1881 2 October 1945 63 years, 315 days 21 November 1945 64 years, 0 days 19 March 1964 18 years, 119 days 82 years, 119 days
36 Thomas Hollway 2 October 1906 20 November 1947 41 years, 49 days 31 October 1952 46 years, 29 days 30 July 1971 18 years, 272 days 64 years, 301 days
37 John McDonald 6 December 1898 27 June 1950 51 years, 203 days 17 December 1952 54 years, 11 days 23 April 1977 24 years, 127 days 78 years, 138 days
38 Henry Bolte 20 May 1908 7 June 1955 47 years, 18 days 23 August 1972 64 years, 95 days 4 January 1990 17 years, 134 days 81 years, 229 days
39 Rupert Hamer 29 July 1916 23 August 1972 56 years, 25 days 5 June 1981 64 years, 311 days 23 March 2004 22 years, 292 days 87 years, 238 days
40 Lindsay Thompson 15 October 1923 5 June 1981 57 years, 233 days 8 April 1982 58 years, 175 days 16 July 2008 26 years, 99 days 84 years, 275 days
41 John Cain Jr. 26 April 1931 8 April 1982 50 years, 347 days 10 August 1990 59 years, 106 days 23 December 2019 29 years, 135 days 88 years, 241 days
42 Joan Kirner 20 June 1938 10 August 1990 52 years, 51 days 6 October 1992 54 years, 108 days 1 June 2015 22 years, 238 days 76 years, 346 days
43 Jeff Kennett 2 March 1948 6 October 1992 44 years, 218 days 20 October 1999 51 years, 232 days 23 years, 45 days 74 years, 277 days
44 Steve Bracks 15 October 1954 20 October 1999 45 years, 5 days 30 July 2007 52 years, 288 days 15 years, 127 days 68 years, 50 days
45 John Brumby 21 April 1953 30 July 2007 54 years, 100 days 2 December 2010 57 years, 225 days 12 years, 2 days 69 years, 227 days
46 Ted Baillieu 31 July 1953 2 December 2010 57 years, 124 days 6 March 2013 59 years, 218 days 9 years, 273 days 69 years, 126 days
47 Denis Napthine 6 March 1952 6 March 2013 61 years, 0 days 4 December 2014 62 years, 273 days 8 years, 0 days 70 years, 273 days
48 Daniel Andrews 6 July 1972 4 December 2014 42 years, 151 days Incumbent Incumbent Incumbent 50 years, 151 days

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Living former premiers[edit]

As of 4 December 2022, five former premiers are alive, the oldest being Jeff Kennett (1992–1999, born 1948). The most recent Premier to die was John Cain Jr. (1982–1990), on 23 December 2019.

Name Term as premier Date of birth
Jeff Kennett 1992–1999 (1948-03-02) 2 March 1948 (age 74)
Steve Bracks 1999–2007 (1954-10-15) 15 October 1954 (age 68)
John Brumby 2007–2010 (1953-04-21) 21 April 1953 (age 69)
Ted Baillieu 2010–2013 (1953-07-31) 31 July 1953 (age 69)
Denis Napthine 2013–2014 (1952-03-06) 6 March 1952 (age 70)

Oldest living premiers of Victoria[edit]

Not all premiers live to become the oldest of their time. Of the 42 deceased premiers, 23 eventually became the oldest of their time, while 19 did not. Charles Gavan Duffy became the oldest living premier when he was appointed in 1871 and remained so until his death in 1903 for a record 31 years and 235 days. George Turner became the oldest living premier when John Murray died in 1916, but he survived Murray by only 101 days.

On four occasions the oldest living premier lost this distinction not by his death, but due to the appointment of a premier who was older. John O'Shanassy lost this distinction when Charles Sladen was appointed. Sladen lost this distinction when Charles Gavan Duffy was appointed. William Irvine lost this distinction when John Bowser was appointed. Bowser lost this distinction when George Prendergast was appointed but when Prendergast died in 1937, Irvine regained it again until his own death in 1943 for a total period of 7 years and 100 days.

Graham Berry was the oldest to acquire this distinction at the age of 80 years and 165 days. Joan Kirner who was aged 76 years and 346 days when she died, on 1 June 2015 was the oldest and most recent premier to die without ever acquiring this distinction.

Premier Period when oldest living premier Age Duration
Start date End date at start at end
William Haines 30 November 1855 3 February 1866 45 years, 324 days 56 years, 24 days 10 years, 65 days
John O'Shanassy 3 February 1866 6 May 1868 47 years, 350 days 50 years, 78 days 2 years, 93 days
Charles Sladen 6 May 1868 19 June 1871 51 years, 252 days 54 years, 295 days 3 years, 44 days
Charles Gavan Duffy 19 June 1871 9 February 1903 55 years, 68 days 86 years, 303 days 31 years, 235 days
Graham Berry 9 February 1903 25 January 1904 80 years, 165 days 81 years, 150 days 350 days
Bryan O'Loghlen 25 January 1904 31 October 1905 75 years, 212 days 77 years, 126 days 1 year, 279 days
James Munro 31 October 1905 25 February 1908 73 years, 297 days 76 years, 49 days 2 years, 117 days
Thomas Bent 25 February 1908 17 September 1909 69 years, 80 days 70 years, 284 days 1 year, 204 days
Allan McLean 17 September 1909 13 July 1911 69 years, 226 days 71 years, 160 days 1 year, 299 days
John Murray 13 July 1911 4 May 1916 60 years, 5 days 64 years, 301 days 4 years, 296 days
George Turner 4 May 1916 13 August 1916 64 years, 270 days 65 years, 5 days 101 days
William Irvine 13 August 1916 29 November 1917 58 years, 38 days 59 years, 146 days 1 year, 108 days
John Bowser 29 November 1917 18 July 1924 61 years, 88 days 67 years, 320 days 6 years, 232 days
George Prendergast 18 July 1924 28 August 1937 73 years, 10 days 86 years, 51 days 13 years, 41 days
William Irvine 28 August 1937 20 August 1943 79 years, 53 days 85 years, 45 days 5 years, 357 days
William Watt 20 August 1943 13 September 1946 71 years, 270 days 74 years, 294 days 3 years, 24 days
Harry Lawson 13 September 1946 12 June 1952 71 years, 192 days 77 years, 99 days 5 years, 273 days
Ian Macfarlan 12 June 1952 19 March 1964 70 years, 204 days 82 years, 119 days 11 years, 281 days
Edmond Hogan 19 March 1964 23 August 1964 80 years, 98 days 80 years, 255 days 157 days
John McDonald 23 August 1964 23 April 1977 65 years, 261 days 78 years, 138 days 12 years, 243 days
Henry Bolte 23 April 1977 4 January 1990 68 years, 338 days 81 years, 229 days 12 years, 256 days
Rupert Hamer 4 January 1990 23 March 2004 73 years, 159 days 87 years, 238 days 14 years, 79 days
Lindsay Thompson 23 March 2004 16 July 2008 80 years, 160 days 84 years, 275 days 4 years, 115 days
John Cain Jr. 16 July 2008 23 December 2019 77 years, 81 days 88 years, 241 days 11 years, 160 days
Jeff Kennett 23 December 2019 Current oldest living premier 71 years, 296 days Current oldest living premier 2 years, 346 days
Premier Start date End date Age at start Age at end Duration

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Timeline[edit]

Daniel AndrewsDenis NapthineTed BaillieuJohn BrumbySteve BracksJeff KennettJoan KirnerJohn Cain (41st Premier of Victoria)Lindsay ThompsonRupert HamerHenry BolteJohn Cain (34th Premier of Victoria)John McDonald (Victorian politician)Thomas HollwayJohn McDonald (Victorian politician)Thomas HollwayJohn Cain (34th Premier of Victoria)Ian MacfarlanAlbert DunstanJohn Cain (34th Premier of Victoria)Albert DunstanStanley ArgyleEdmond HoganWilliam Murray McPhersonEdmond HoganJohn Allan (Australian politician)George PrendergastAlexander PeacockHarry LawsonJohn BowserAlexander PeacockWilliam Watt (Australian politician)George Elmslie (Australian politician)William Watt (Australian politician)John Murray (Victorian politician)Thomas BentWilliam Irvine (Australian politician)Alexander PeacockGeorge Turner (Australian politician)Allan McLean (Australian politician)George Turner (Australian politician)James Patterson (Australian politician)William ShielsJames Munro (Australian politician)Duncan GilliesJames ServiceBryan O'LoghlenGraham BerryJames ServiceGraham BerryJames McCullochGraham BerryGeorge KerferdJames FrancisCharles Gavan DuffyJames McCullochJohn Alexander MacPhersonJames McCullochCharles SladenJames McCullochJohn O'ShanassyRichard HealesWilliam Nicholson (Australian politician)John O'ShanassyWilliam Haines (Australian politician)John O'ShanassyWilliam Haines (Australian politician)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  5. ^ "HISTORY OF THE PREMIERS PORTRAITS". Parliament of Victoria. Archived from the original on 10 May 2022. Retrieved 4 July 2022.
  6. ^ "Parliament of Victoria - Premier of Victoria". www.parliament.vic.gov.au.
  7. ^ Updated daily according to UTC.
  8. ^ Updated daily according to UTC.

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