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This is a list of Prime Ministers of Australia by time in office. The basis of the list is the inclusive number of days from being sworn in until leaving office.

Rank by time in office

No. Name Party in govt Assumed office Left office Days in office
  1. Sir Robert Menzies United Australia
Liberal
26 April 1939
19 December 1949
28 August 1941
26 January 1966
6739
 
  2. John Howard Liberal 11 March 1996 3 December 2007 4285
  3. Bob Hawke Labor 11 March 1983 20 December 1991 3207
  4. Malcolm Fraser Liberal 11 November 1975 11 March 1983 2678
  5. Billy Hughes Labor
National Labor
Nationalist
27 October 1915 9 February 1923 2663
 
 
  6. Joseph Lyons United Australia 6 January 1932 7 April 1939 2649
  7. Stanley Bruce Nationalist 9 February 1923 22 October 1929 2479
  8. Alfred Deakin Protectionist
Protectionist
Commonwealth Liberal
24 September 1903
5 July 1905
2 June 1909
27 April 1904
13 November 1908
29 April 1910
1777
 
 
  9. Andrew Fisher Labor 13 November 1908
29 April 1910
17 September 1914
2 June 1909
24 June 1913
25 October 1915
1759
  10. Ben Chifley Labor 13 July 1945 19 December 1949 1621
  11. Paul Keating Labor 20 December 1991 11 March 1996 1544
  12. John Curtin Labor 1 October 1941 5 July 1945 1374
  13. John Gorton Liberal 10 January 1968 10 March 1971 1156
  14. Gough Whitlam Labor 5 December 1972 11 November 1975 1072
  15. Edmund Barton Protectionist 1 January 1901 24 September 1903 997
  16. James Scullin Labor 22 October 1929 6 January 1932 807
  17. Kevin Rudd Labor 3 December 2007 Incumbent 776 [1]
  18. Harold Holt Liberal 26 January 1966 19 December 1967 693
  19. William McMahon Liberal 10 March 1971 5 December 1972 637
  20. Joseph Cook Commonwealth Liberal 24 June 1913 17 September 1914 451
  21. George Reid Free Trade 18 August 1904 5 July 1905 322
  22. Chris Watson Labor 27 April 1904 18 August 1904 114
  23. Sir Arthur Fadden Country 28 August 1941 7 October 1941 41
  24. John McEwen Country 19 December 1967 10 January 1968 23
  25. Sir Earle Page Country 7 April 1939 26 April 1939 20
  26. Frank Forde Labor 6 July 1945 13 July 1945 8
  1. ^ Kevin Rudd's time in office as of 16 January 2010

Parties by time in office

See also

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