New South Wales Legislative Council

upper house of the Parliament of New South Wales

The New South Wales Legislative Council is the upper house of the parliament of New South Wales in Australia. The lower house is the Legislative Assembly. Both sit at Parliament House in the state capital, Sydney. The Council has 42 members. Each member serves an eight-year term. Half of the members are elected every four years.

Legislative Council
57th Parliament
Coat of arms or logo
Founded25 August 1824; 199 years ago (25 August 1824)
Ben Franklin, Nationals
since 9 May 2023
Deputy President and Chair of Committees
Rod Roberts, One Nation
since 9 May 2023
Penny Sharpe, Labor
since 28 March 2023
Deputy Leader of the Government
John Graham, Labor
since 28 March 2023
Damien Tudehope, Liberal
since 28 March 2023
Government Whip
Bob Nanva, Labor
since 3 May 2023
Deputy Government Whip
Cameron Murphy, Labor
since 21 April 2023
Opposition Whip
Chris Rath, Liberal
since 21 April 2023
Political groups
Government (15)
  •   Labor (15)

Opposition (15)

Crossbench (12)

Length of term
8 years
Single transferable vote
Last election
25 March 2023
Next election
Meeting place
Council chamber
Legislative Council Chamber
Parliament House, Sydney,
New South Wales, Australia
NSW Legislative Council

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