Deputy Premier of Western Australia

The Deputy Premier of Western Australia is a role in the Government of Western Australia assigned to a responsible Minister in the Australian state of Western Australia. It has second ranking behind the Premier of Western Australia in Cabinet, and its holder serves as Acting Premier during absence or incapacity of the Premier. The role was only formally established on 7 December 1955, but had existed in practice since the earliest days of responsible government.

Deputy Premier of
Western Australia
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Incumbent
Roger Cook

since 17 March 2017
Department of the Premier and Cabinet
StyleThe Honourable
Member of
Reports toPremier of Western Australia
SeatDumas House, Perth
NominatorPremier of Western Australia
AppointerGovernor of Western Australia
on the advice of the premier
Term lengthAt the Governor's pleasure
Formation7 December 1955
First holderJohn Tonkin

List of Deputy Premiers of Western AustraliaEdit

Political parties

  Labor Party   Country/National   Liberal Party

No. Name Portrait Term of Office
1 John Tonkin   7 December 1955 2 April 1959
2 Arthur Watts   2 April 1959 31 January 1962
3 Crawford Nalder   1 February 1962 3 March 1971
4 Herb Graham   3 March 1971 30 May 1973
5 Don Taylor   30 May 1973 8 April 1974
6 Ray McPharlin   8 April 1974 20 May 1975
7 Des O'Neil   5 June 1975 5 March 1980
8 Ray O'Connor   5 March 1980 25 January 1982
9 Cyril Rushton   25 January 1982 25 February 1983
10 Mal Bryce   25 February 1983 25 February 1988
11 David Parker   25 February 1988 13 February 1990
12 Ian Taylor   13 February 1990 16 February 1993
13 Hendy Cowan   16 February 1993 16 February 2001
14 Eric Ripper   16 February 2001 23 September 2008
15 Kim Hames   23 September 2008 16 February 2016
16 Liza Harvey   16 February 2016 17 March 2017
17 Roger Cook   17 March 2017 present

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