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Treasurer of New South Wales
Coat of Arms of New South Wales.svg
Incumbent
Dominic Perrottet

since 30 January 2017
Style The Honourable
Appointer Governor of New South Wales
Term length At the Governor's pleasure
Inaugural holder Thomas Holt (as Colonial Treasurer of New South Wales)
Formation 6 June 1856

The Treasurer of New South Wales, known from 1856 to 1959 as the Colonial Treasurer of New South Wales, is the minister in the Government of New South Wales responsible for government expenditure and revenue raising and is the head of the New South Wales Treasury. The Treasurer plays a key role in the economic policy of the government. By convention, the Treasurer is usually a member of the NSW Parliament with a seat in the Legislative Assembly. The exception to this is Michael Egan, Michael Costa and Eric Roozendaal, who were members of the Legislative Council during their tenure as Treasurer.

The current Treasurer, since 30 January 2017, is Dominic Perrottet MP. The Treasurer is assisted in his portfolio by the Minister for Finance, Services and Property, currently Victor Dominello since 30 January 2017.

Each year, the Treasurer presents the NSW Budget to the Parliament. In some other countries the equivalent role is the Minister for Finance, although NSW has had a separate office of that name responsible for regulating government spending. For 103 years the Treasurer was originally known as the 'Colonial Treasurer', however the 'Colonial' word was removed with the passing of the Ministers of the Crown Act 1959 (NSW) from 1 April 1959.

Treasurers Forster, Stuart, Dibbs, Jennings, Reid, Lyne, Waddell, Carruthers, McGowen, Holman, Fuller, Lang, Bavin, Stevens, Mair, McKell, McGirr, Cahill, Heffron, Renshaw, Askin, Lewis, Willis, Wran, Greiner, Fahey and Iemma were also Premier during some or all of their period as Treasurer.

List of Treasurers

Former NSW Treasury building 2
The old Treasury Building, designed by Mortimer Lewis (1849). The Treasury building was completed by Edmund Blacket and opened on the 17 October 1851. The Treasury moved to the State Office Block in 1967. In 1995 the Treasury moved to Governor Macquarie Tower in Farrer Place.
Ordinal Name Party affiliation Ministerial title Term start Term end Time in office
1. Thomas Holt No party Colonial Treasurer 6 June 1856 25 August 1856
2. Robert Campbell 26 August 1856 2 October 1856
3. Stuart Donaldson 3 October 1856 7 September 1857
4. Richard Jones 7 September 1857 3 January 1858
Robert Campbell 4 January 1858 30 March 1859
5. Elias Weekes 18 April 1859 26 October 1859
6. Saul Samuel 27 October 1859 8 March 1860
Elias Weekes 9 March 1860 20 March 1863
7. Thomas Smart 21 March 1863 15 October 1863
8. Geoffrey Eagar 16 October 1863 2 February 1865
Thomas Smart 3 February 1865 19 October 1865
Saul Samuel 20 October 1865 3 January 1866
9. Marshall Burdekin 4 January 1866 21 January 1866
Geoffrey Eagar 22 January 1866 26 October 1868
Saul Samuel 27 October 1868 15 December 1870
10. George Lord 16 December 1870 13 May 1872
11. William Piddington 14 May 1872 4 December 1872
12. George Lloyd 5 December 1872 8 February 1875
13. William Forster 9 February 1875 7 February 1876
14. Alexander Stuart 8 February 1876 21 March 1877
William Piddington 22 March 1877 16 August 1877
15. William Long 17 August 1877 17 December 1877
16. Henry Cohen 18 December 1877 20 December 1878
17. James Watson 21 December 1878 4 January 1883
18. George Dibbs 5 January 1883 21 December 1885
19. John Burns 22 December 1885 25 February 1886
20. Sir Patrick Jennings 26 February 1886 19 January 1887
John Burns Protectionist 20 January 1887 16 January 1889
21. James Garvan Free Trade 17 January 1889 7 March 1889
22. William McMillan 8 March 1889 27 July 1891
23. Bruce Smith 14 August 1891 22 October 1891
24. John See Protectionist 23 October 1891 2 August 1894
25. Sir George Reid Free Trade 3 August 1894 3 July 1899
26. Joseph Carruthers 3 July 1899 13 September 1899
27. Sir William Lyne Protectionist 15 September 1899 20 March 1901
28. Thomas Waddell 10 April 1901 29 August 1904
Sir Joseph Carruthers Liberal Reform 29 August 1904 1 October 1907
Thomas Waddell 2 October 1907 20 October 1910
29. James McGowen Labor 21 October 1910 26 November 1911
30. John Dacey 27 November 1911 11 April 1912
31. Ambrose Carmichael 17 April 1912 5 May 1912
32. John Cann 6 May 1912 29 January 1914
33. William Holman 29 January 1914 15 November 1916 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&04.&&&&&04 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&0274.&&&&&0274 days
Nationalist 15 November 1916 30 October 1918
34. John Fitzpatrick 30 October 1918 12 April 1920
35. Jack Lang Labor 12 April 1920 20 December 1921
36. Sir Arthur Cocks Nationalist 20 December 1921 20 December 1921 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 days
Jack Lang Labor 20 December 1921 13 April 1922
Sir Arthur Cocks Nationalist 13 April 1922 14 February 1925
37. Sir George Fuller 14 February 1925 17 June 1925
Jack Lang Labor 17 June 1925 18 October 1927
38. Thomas Bavin Nationalist 18 October 1927 15 April 1929
39. Bertram Stevens 16 April 1929 3 November 1930
Jack Lang Labor 4 November 1930 15 October 1931 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 year, &&&&&&&&&&&&0191.&&&&&0191 days
Labor (NSW) 15 October 1931 13 May 1932
Bertram Stevens United Australia 16 May 1932 13 October 1938
40. Alexander Mair 13 October 1938 16 August 1939
41. Athol Richardson 16 August 1939 16 May 1941
42. William McKell Labor 16 May 1941 6 February 1947
43. James McGirr 6 February 1947 3 April 1952
44. Joseph Cahill 3 April 1952 1 April 1959 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&07.&&&&&07 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&0203.&&&&&0203 days
Treasurer 1 April 1959 22 October 1959
45. Bob Heffron 23 October 1959 28 October 1959 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&&&05.&&&&&05 days
46. Jack Renshaw 28 October 1959 13 May 1965 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&05.&&&&&05 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&0197.&&&&&0197 days
47. Sir Robert Askin Liberal 13 May 1965 17 December 1975 &&&&&&&&&&&&&010.&&&&&010 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&0218.&&&&&0218 days
48. Tom Lewis 17 December 1975 23 January 1976 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&&037.&&&&&037 days
49. Sir Eric Willis 23 January 1976 14 May 1976 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&0112.&&&&&0112 days
Jack Renshaw Labor 14 May 1976 29 February 1980 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.&&&&&03 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&0291.&&&&&0291 days
50. Neville Wran 29 February 1980 2 October 1981 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 year, &&&&&&&&&&&&0215.&&&&&0215 days
51. Ken Booth 2 October 1981 21 March 1988 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&06.&&&&&06 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&0175.&&&&&0175 days
52. Nick Greiner Liberal 25 March 1988 24 June 1992 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&04.&&&&&04 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&&091.&&&&&091 days
53. John Fahey 24 June 1992 26 May 1993 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&0336.&&&&&0336 days
54. Peter Collins 26 May 1993 4 April 1995 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 year, &&&&&&&&&&&&0313.&&&&&0313 days
55. Michael Egan Labor 4 April 1995 21 January 2005 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&09.&&&&&09 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&0292.&&&&&0292 days
56. Andrew Refshauge 21 January 2005 3 August 2005 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&0194.&&&&&0194 days
57. Morris Iemma 3 August 2005 17 February 2006 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&0198.&&&&&0198 days
58. Michael Costa 17 February 2006 5 September 2008 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&0204.&&&&&0204 days
59. Eric Roozendaal 8 September 2008 28 March 2011 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&0208.&&&&&0208 days
60. Mike Baird Liberal 4 April 2011 23 April 2014 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.&&&&&03 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&&019.&&&&&019 days
61. Andrew Constance 23 April 2014 2 April 2015 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&0344.&&&&&0344 days
62. Gladys Berejiklian 2 April 2015 30 January 2017 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 year, &&&&&&&&&&&&0303.&&&&&0303 days
63. Dominic Perrottet 30 January 2017 incumbent &&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&0147.&&&&&0147 days

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