Prime Minister | Victorian

Prime Minister | Victorian

Prime Minister | VictorianThere have been 11 Victorian Prime Ministers including the longest serving (Robert Menzies*) and the first female (Julia Gillard).

Ten of Australia's prime ministers were born in Victoria.

Melbourne Grammar School produced the most prime ministers (Deakin, Bruce and Fraser).

The Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Australia is the highest minister of the Crown, leader of the Cabinet and head of government, holding office on commission from the Governor-General of Australia.

* The longest-serving Prime Minister was Sir Robert Menzies, who served in office twice: from 26 April 1939 to 28 August 1941, and again from 29 December 1949 to 26 January 1966. In total Robert Menzies spent 18 years, 5 months and 12 days in office.

Prime Minister

The office of Prime Minister is, in practice, the most powerful political office in Australia. Despite being at the apex of executive government in the country, the office is not mentioned in the Constitution of Australia specifically and exists through an unwritten political convention.

The Prime Minister of Australia is appointed by the Governor-General of Australia under Section 64 of the Australian Constitution.

* The state(s) represented in parliament is not necessarily the one with which the person had the strongest association; the most extreme example being Bob Hawke who was born in South Australia, spent his formative years in Western Australia, worked in and represented Victoria and retired to New South Wales.

Victorian Prime Ministers

Alfred Deakin
24 September 1903 - 27 April 1904
5 July 1905 - 13 November 1908
2 June 1909 - 29 April 1910

Billy Hughes
27 October 1915 - 9 February 1923

Stanley Bruce
9 February 1923 - 22 October 1929

James Scullin
22 October 1929 - 6 January 1932

Robert Menzies
26 April 1939 - 28 August 1941
19 December 1949 - 26 January 1966

Harold Holt
26 January 1966 - 19 December 1967

John McEwen
19 December 1967 - 10 January 1968

John Gorton
10 January 1968 - 10 March 1971

Malcolm Fraser
11 November 1975 - 11 March 1983

Bob Hawke
11 March 1983 - 20 December 1991

Julia Gillard
24 June 2010 - 21 March 2013

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