Deputy Premier of Western Australia

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Deputy Premier of
Western Australia
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Incumbent
Roger Cook

since 17 March 2017
Department of the Premier and Cabinet
Style The Honourable
Member of
Reports to Premier of Western Australia
Seat Dumas House, Perth
NominatorPremier of Western Australia
Appointer Governor of Western Australia
on the advice of the premier
Term length At the Governor's pleasure
Formation7 December 1955
First holder John Tonkin

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.

List of deputy premiers of Western Australia

Political parties

   Labor Party    Country/National    Liberal Party

No.NamePortraitTerm of office
1 John Tonkin JohnTonkin1964crop.jpg 7 December 19552 April 1959
2 Arthur Watts No image.png 2 April 195931 January 1962
3 Crawford Nalder No image.png 1 February 19623 March 1971
4 Herb Graham No image.png 3 March 197130 May 1973
5 Don Taylor No image.png 30 May 19738 April 1974
6 Ray McPharlin No image.png 8 April 197420 May 1975
7 Des O'Neil No image.png 5 June 19755 March 1980
8 Ray O'Connor No image.png 5 March 198025 January 1982
9 Cyril Rushton No image.png 25 January 198225 February 1983
10 Mal Bryce No image.png 25 February 198325 February 1988
11 David Parker No image.png 25 February 198813 February 1990
12 Ian Taylor No image.png 13 February 199016 February 1993
13 Hendy Cowan No image.png 16 February 199316 February 2001
14 Eric Ripper 11 Nov gnangarra-19.jpg 16 February 200123 September 2008
15 Kim Hames Health Minister Kim Hames (cropped).jpg 23 September 200816 February 2016
16 Liza Harvey No image.png 16 February 201617 March 2017
17 Roger Cook 3 Feb 15 FREO FSH gnangarra-123.jpg 17 March 2017present

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