Premier of Western Australia

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The Premier of Western Australia is the leader of the Western Australian government. He or she is the most powerful politician in the Australian state of Western Australia.

The current Premier is Colin Barnett from the Liberal Party.

List of Premiers of Western Australia[1][change | edit source]

Premier Party Assumed Office Left Office
Sir John Forrest (pro-Forrest)1 29 December 1890 15 February 1901
George Throssell (pro-Forrest)1 15 February 1901 27 May 1901
George Leake Opposition1 27 May 1901 21 November 1901
Alf Morgans Ministerialist1 21 November 1901 23 December 1901
George Leake Opposition1 23 December 1901 1 July 1902
Sir Walter James Opposition1 1 July 1902 10 August 1904
Henry Daglish Labor 10 August 1904 25 August 1905
Sir Cornthwaite Rason Ministerialist 25 August 1905 7 May 1906
Sir Newton Moore Ministerialist 7 May 1906 16 September 1910
Frank Wilson Ministerialist 16 September 1910 7 October 1911
John Scaddan Labor 7 October 1911 27 July 1916
Frank Wilson Liberal (WA) 27 July 1916 28 June 1917
Sir Henry Lefroy Nationalist 28 June 1917 17 April 1919
Sir Hal Colebatch Nationalist 17 April 1919 17 May 1919
Sir James Mitchell Nationalist 17 May 1919 16 April 1924
Philip Collier Labor 16 April 1924 24 April 1930
Sir James Mitchell Nationalist 24 April 1930 24 April 1933
Philip Collier Labor 24 April 1933 20 August 1936
John Willcock Labor 20 August 1936 31 July 1945
Frank Wise Labor 31 July 1945 1 April 1947
Sir Ross McLarty Liberal 1 April 1947 23 February 1953
Albert Hawke Labor 23 February 1953 2 April 1959
Sir David Brand Liberal 2 April 1959 3 March 1971
John Tonkin Labor 3 March 1971 8 April 1974
Sir Charles Court Liberal 8 April 1974 25 January 1982
Ray O'Connor Liberal 25 January 1982 25 February 1983
Brian Burke Labor 25 February 1983 25 February 1988
Peter Dowding Labor 25 February 1988 12 February 1990
Dr Carmen Lawrence Labor 12 February 1990 16 February 1993
Richard Court Liberal 16 February 1993 16 February 2001
Dr Geoff Gallop Labor 16 February 2001 25 January 2006
Alan Carpenter Labor 25 January 2006 23 September 2008
Colin Barnett Liberal 23 September 2008 incumbent

# There were no political parties in Western Australia until 1904.

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