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Premier of New South Wales
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Gladys Berejiklian

sinceĀ 23 January 2017
Department of Premier and Cabinet
Style The Honourable
Appointer Governor of New South Wales
Term length At the Governor's pleasure
Inaugural holder Stuart Donaldson
Formation 6 June 1856

The Premier of New South Wales is the head of government in the state of New South Wales, Australia. The Government of New South Wales follows the Westminster system, with a Parliament of New South Wales acting as the legislature. The Premier is appointed by the Governor of New South Wales, and by modern convention holds office by virtue of his or her ability to command the support of a majority of members of the lower house of Parliament, the Legislative Assembly.

Prior to Federation in 1901 the term "Prime Minister of New South Wales" was used, "Premier" was used from 1901.

The current Premier is Gladys Berejiklian, the Leader of the New South Wales Liberal Party, who assumed office on 23 January 2017. Berejiklian replaced Mike Baird on 23 January 2017, after Baird resigned as Premier.

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