DOM PERROTTETMember for Epping and Premier of NSW
My commitment to you
I will always put the people of Epping first. I was born here and grew up here – it’s my neighbourhood, my community and I want to see it succeed. As Premier of NSW, I will always fight for a better future for the families, workers, small businesses and young people that call our state home.
A great place to raise a family
My wife Helen and I are fortunate to call Sydney’s north west home and share all the area has to offer with our beautiful children Charlotte, Amelia, Annabelle, William, Harriet and Beatrice.
My education was at Redfield College in Dural and Oakhill College in Castle Hill, and then at Sydney University where I studied Commerce/Law.
After working for a number of years as a lawyer at Henry Davis York, I was elected to Parliament in 2011, where I have been honoured to serve since.
Dominic Perrottet biography
The Hon. Dominic Perrottet MP is the recently appointed Premier of New South Wales (5th October 2021), and the Member for Epping in the NSW Parliament.
He was first appointed Treasurer and Deputy Leader in January 2017, having previously served as Minister for Finance and Services from April 2014, and then Minister for Finance, Services and Property from April 2015. Dominic was re-appointed Treasurer and Deputy Leader of the NSW Liberal Party in March 2019 following the re-election of the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government.
Fiscal and economic management
Dominic’s work as Treasurer reflects his steadfast commitment to responsible financial management which has helped NSW withstand the recent challenges of COVID-19.
Since becoming Treasurer, Dominic has maintained the Liberals & Nationals strong track record on lowering the tax burden, overseeing a range of tax cuts for individuals and small to medium sized businesses.
A strong advocate for ensuring public assets work harder for the people of NSW, Dominic oversaw the final stages of the NSW Government’s “Rebuilding NSW” asset recycling program. This program generated almost AU$30 billion in proceeds from the lease or sale of legacy government-owned assets for investment into new productive infrastructure across NSW.
Dominic is passionate about pursuing positive reform to make NSW the best place to live, work, run a business and raise a family. In his time as Finance Minister he spearheaded the rollout of Service NSW, and led a major overhaul of the NSW workers compensation scheme, establishing a new NSW Government insurer, icare.
As Treasurer, Dominic has continued to pursue a strong reform agenda. In 2018 he instituted NSW’s first ever Productivity Commission, and appointed NSW’s first Chief Economist, while also establishing the NSW Generations Fund, a world first dual purpose sovereign wealth fund to offset future public debt and secure NSW’s financial strength for generations to come.
In the 2019-20 Budget, Dominic announced a new suite of reforms to secure NSW’s economic and financial future, including the development of a long term Economic Blueprint to unlock greater prosperity for NSW (launched in November 2019 by the NSW Chief Economist), and a review of Federal Financial Relations (led by David Thodey AO), to drive a renewed “bottom-up” vision for federation that encourages dynamism and reform, and increases the autonomy and self-reliance of the states.
In December 2019, Dominic also launched “Global NSW” – a new strategy to attract more investment in NSW businesses and improve our export capacity in future growth industries. The strategy will increase the State’s international trade and investment network and provide more targeted strategic support to local industries seeking to expand their export capacity and attract local and foreign investment.
Most recently, in November 2020 the NSW Government began a consultation process on proposed changes to stamp duty aimed at helping more people achieve the Australian dream of home ownership and at the same time growing the NSW economy.
The Government is considering a once in a generation change of giving home buyers the choice to pay either stamp duty and land tax (where applicable) or a new smaller annual property tax. The latest updates are available here.
Supporting middle Australia
One of Dominic’s first priorities as Treasurer has been to support the low and middle-income families who are the heart of NSW’s success. He has worked with key Ministers to introduce stamp duty savings for first home buyers, and cost savings for families for children’s sport and creative activities through the Active Kids and Creative Kids programs. In the 2021 Budget the NSW Government announced a new $44 million voucher program which will help children learn how to swim.
Tackling intergenerational challenges
As a father of young children, Dominic recognises the pressing need for governments to actively work to secure the future for the next generation. To help meet the long term budgetary pressures governments will face as NSW’s population ages, in 2018 Dominic established the NSW Generations fund – a world-first sovereign wealth fund designed to offset future public debt.
In June 2021 Mr Perrottet launched the latest NSW Intergenerational Report which highlights the challenges and opportunities the people of NSW will face over coming decades.
History, heritage and freedom
Dominic has a passion for preserving the history and heritage of NSW for current and future generations, and he proudly recalls the sacrifice of his great great uncle Private Bernard James Perrottet, who was killed in an attack on the Gallipoli Peninsula in World War I.
Dominic has worked to help erect statues to commemorate the inspirational legacy of former Premier of NSW and Chief Justice, Sir James Martin, first in Parramatta and then in late 2020 at Martin Place in the CBD.
In 2016, he oversaw the restoration of the historic Lysicrates Monument in Sydney’s Botanic Gardens by the NSW Government’s expert stonemasons unit.
He also launched a major program to secure and enhance the heritage of Sydney’s historic Macquarie Street landmarks – including Hyde Park Barracks, Australia’s first Mint, and Sydney Hospital – as well as around The Rocks and Circular Quay. Funding to begin this work has now been allocated.
In the 2021 Budget Mr Perrottet also announced a Blue Plaque program to highlight heritage assets right across NSW.
Since entering public life, Dominic has been a staunch advocate for preserving the freedoms that underpin the Australian way of life. He has spoken forcefully in Parliament and in the media in defence of freedom of speech, freedom of association and freedom of religion.
Student Leadership Programme
Dominic has run a number of year-long Student Leadership Program for students in their final year of school. The program provides mentoring opportunities with leaders like Mark Donaldson VC, Marie Bashir, Ian Narev and John Borghetti, culminating in a service project to help local indigenous communities in the Northern Territory, as an alternative to Schoolies Week.
A voice for Epping and NSW
My aim is to be the voice for the people of Epping and to build a better NSW for everyone. A voice for families working hard each and every day to provide for their kids. A voice for the values that have made our State and our nation great. A voice for you – in our party and in our Parliament.
Delivering for Epping
The NSW Government has announced a major new grants package and changes to the Dine & Discover program to help tens of thousands of small businesses and people across NSW impacted by COVID-19...
Treasurer Dominic Perrottet and Minister for Education and Early Childhood Learning Sarah Mitchell have announced that the new Start Strong Free Preschool program will commence from January 2022....
After the challenges of 2020 it was wonderful to once again be able join in remembering those who sacrificed so much for our country in ceremonies to mark ANZAC Day. Lest We Forget.
Thousands of public schools are being revamped and upgraded across the State as part of the NSW Government’s $450 million COVID-19 Recovery Plan to deliver school projects. Recently Education...
Millions of customers will be able to take advantage of the NSW Government’s much anticipated $500 million Dine & Discover program, thanks to the program going live state wide to help turbocharge local economies.
In the last few weeks of the year, we often reach a point where we pause, step back from the hustle and bustle and the mad sprint to the finish line, and remind ourselves of what Christmas is truly...
Delivering for NSW
The NSW Government has committed to provide a Summer Holiday Stock Guarantee for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and will expand the Small Business Fees and Charges Rebate for all eligible small businesses.
Becoming Premier is a great honour – but I want to be clear that the job I have committed to is not just to lead NSW, but to serve all its people.
A pilot plan that will see the phased return of fully vaccinated international students to NSW has been given the green light by the Commonwealth Government, with the first flight touching down by the end of this year.
An additional $287.5 million in COVID-19 financial support will ensure emergency hardship payments, test and isolate support payments and community empowerment grants are expanded across all of NSW, the state Government announced today.
Plans to kick-start the State’s economic recovery will be enhanced and more targeted following feedback and ideas put forward by Western and South-Western Sydney business and community representatives at a virtual forum yesterday.
The NSW Government today announced an additional $3.9 billion in funding, including $1.5 billion from the Commonwealth, as part of its COVID-19 economic support package providing ongoing assistance to businesses and individuals affected by current lockdown restrictions across the State.