The 2023 New South Wales state election will be held on Saturday 25 March 2023 to elect the 58th Parliament of New South Wales, including all 93 seats in the Legislative Assembly and 21 of the 42 seats in the Legislative Council. The election will be conducted by the New South Wales Electoral Commission (NSWEC).
The third-term incumbent Liberal/National Coalition government, currently led by Premier Gladys Berejiklian, will seek a fourth four-year term against the Labor opposition, currently led by Opposition Leader Jodi McKay.
New South Wales has compulsory voting, with optional preferential voting in single-member seats for the lower house and single transferable vote with optional preferential above-the-line voting in the proportionally represented upper house.
At the 2019 election, the Coalition won a third term in government for the first time since 1971 while Gladys Berejiklian became the first woman in New South Wales to lead a party to a state election victory. At the election the Liberals won 35 seats while the Nationals won 13 seats, thus giving the Coalition a combined total of 48 seats, one more than the minimum 47 required for a majority.
The Labor Party won 36 seats and overtook the Liberals to become the largest single party in the Legislative Assembly. However, the party only managed to gain two seats from the Coalition, Coogee from the Liberals and Lismore from the Nationals.
The Greens strengthened their hold on the three seats they held prior to the election while the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers held onto Orange, a seat the party had won from the Nationals at a by-election, while also taking Barwon and Murray from the Nationals.
Independents Greg Piper and Alex Greenwich both retained the seats of Lake Macquarie and Sydney, respectively, while Joe McGirr successfully held on to the seat of Wagga Wagga he won in a by-election.
Following a controversy surrounding koala policy, on 10 September 2020, Nationals leader John Barilaro announced his party would no longer support government legislation and sit on the crossbench, while still holding ministerial positions. Premier Berejiklian has threatened to sack all Nationals ministers if they do not abandon their plan by 9:00am, 11 September 2020. However, following a meeting between the Premier and Deputy Premier in the morning of 11 September, the Nationals backed down on their decision to move to the crossbench.
|Date||Firm||Primary vote||TPP vote|
|23 March 2019 election||32.0%||9.6%||33.3%||9.6%||3.5%||1.1%||11.0%||52.0%||48.0%|
|22 March 2019||Newspoll||41%*||35%||10%||–||–||14%||51%||49%|
|* Indicates a combined Liberal/National primary vote.|
|Newspoll polling is published in The Australian and sourced from here |
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- "State Register of Parties". New South Wales Electoral Commission.
- Preference allocation based on previous election.