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The Cabinet of South Australia is the chief policy-making organ of the Government of South Australia.

In South Australia the cabinet is interchangeably known as the ministry as there is no "outer ministry" – therefore all ministers are in cabinet.

The current 14-member cabinet, the Weatherill Ministry, is headed by Premier Jay Weatherill of the South Australian Branch of the Australian Labor Party.

Current composition

Party Minister Image Portfolio
Labor Hon. Jay Weatherill, MHA Jay Weatherill crop.jpg
Labor Hon. John Rau, MHA John Rau.jpg
  • Deputy Premier of South Australia
  • Attorney-General of South Australia
  • Minister for Justice Reform
  • Minister for Planning
  • Minister for Industrial Relations
  • Minister for Child Protection Reform
  • Minister for the Public Sector
  • Minister for Consumer and Business Services
  • Minister for City of Adelaide
Labor Hon. Kyam Maher, MLC
  • Leader of Government Business in the Legislative Council
  • Minister for Employment
  • Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation
  • Minister for Manufacturing and Innovation
  • Minister for Automotive Transformation
  • Minister for Science and Information Economy
Labor Hon. Jack Snelling, MHA Jack Snelling crop.JPG
  • Leader of Government Business in the House of Assembly
  • Minister for Health
  • Minister for The Arts
  • Minister for Health Industries
Labor Hon. Tom Koutsantonis, MHA Tom Koutsantonis.jpg
  • Treasurer of South Australia
  • Minister for Finance
  • Minister for State Development
  • Minister for Mineral Resources and Energy
Labor Hon. Ian Hunter, MLC Ian Hunter SLSA.jpg
  • Minister for Sustainability, Environment and Conservation
  • Minister for Water and the River Murray
  • Minister for Climate Change
Labor Hon. Leon Bignell, MHA
  • Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries
  • Minister for Forests
  • Minister for Tourism
  • Minister for Recreation and Sport
  • Minister for Racing
Hon. Martin Hamilton-Smith, MHA Martin Hamilton-Smith Portrait 2013.jpg
  • Minister for Investment and Trade
  • Minister for Small Business
  • Minister for Defence Industries
  • Minister for Veterans’ Affairs
Independent Hon. Geoff Brock, MHA
  • Minister for Regional Development
  • Minister for Local Government
Labor Hon. Zoe Bettison, MHA
  • Minister for Communities and Social Inclusion
  • Minister for Social Housing
  • Minister for the Status of Women
  • Minister for Ageing
  • Minister for Multicultural Affairs
  • Minister for Youth
  • Minister for Volunteers
Labor Hon. Susan Close, MHA Susan Close Portrait 2012.jpg
  • Minister for Education and Child Development
  • Minister for Higher Education and Skills
Labor Hon. Stephen Mullighan, MHA Stephen Mullighan.jpg
  • Minister for Transport and Infrastructure
  • Minister for Housing and Urban Development
Labor Hon. Leesa Vlahos, MHA
  • Minister for Disabilities
  • Minister for Mental Health and Substance Abuse
Labor Hon. Peter Malinauskas, MLC Peter Malinauskas.jpg
  • Minister for Police
  • Minister for Correctional Services
  • Minister for Emergency Services
  • Minister for Road Safety

^Non-Labor MHAs Hamilton-Smith and Brock joined the Labor minority government cabinet following the 2014 election. Though later that year when it became a majority government following the 2014 Fisher by-election, Hamilton-Smith and Brock were kept in cabinet.

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