About

Our Premier

Premier of South Australia. Father of two. Mad Port Adelaide supporter. Fledgling cyclist.

Jay Weatherill is South Australia’s 45th Premier.

Jay was born and educated in Adelaide’s western suburbs, completing his secondary education at Henley High School.

Jay is a lawyer with an economics degree, establishing his own business in 1995 and practicing Law until he was elected as the Member for Cheltenham in 2002. Jay was subsequently re-elected as Member for Cheltenham in 2006, 2010 and 2014.

He has previously held a range of senior Cabinet portfolios including Education, Early Childhood Development, Environment and Conservation, Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation, Minister Assisting the Premier in Cabinet Business and Public Sector Management, Families and Communities, Housing, Ageing, Disability, Urban Development and Planning, Administrative Services, Local Government and Gambling.

Jay was sworn in as Premier of South Australia on 26 March 2014.

He and his wife Melissa have two young daughters, Lucinda and Alice.

For more information about our Premier and Ministers in South Australia, visit the Premier’s website.

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