Minister for the Arts
Member of the Executive Council
Member for Cheltenham
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.
He is a lawyer with an economics degree, establishing his own law firm in 1995 and practicing until he was elected as the Member for Cheltenham in 2002. Jay was subsequently re-elected as Member for Cheltenham in 2006 and in 2010.
He has held a range of portfolios including 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. He is a member of the South Australian Executive Council.
Jay and his wife Melissa have two young daughters, Lucinda and Alice.
Electorate Profile – Cheltenham
Named after a town in Gloucestershire, England. Derived from the Anglo Saxon word ‘celtanhom’ meaning an enclosure on a brook called Chelt. The area was initially offered for sale in 1849.
Area: approx. 17.3km2
Location: A residential district with some light industry north-west of the CBD. The northern boundary is Grand Junction Road, the southern boundary skirts the Royal Adelaide Golf Course with Cheltenham Park Racecourse and Woodville Oval situated in the district.
History: The seat was created at the 1998 distribution (formerly named Price), no changes to the boundaries were made in 2003.