Premier of Tasmania


Appointed April 2022

Variety Tasmania is privileged to have the Premier of Tasmania as its Patron.

We are delighted to announce that Premier Jeremy Rockliffe has agreed to continue this tradition and committed to being the Patron of Variety – the Children’s Charity Tasmania Tent 78.

Jeremy is a north-west Tasmanian who grew up on the family farm at Sassafras.

Following a two-year period at Lincoln University in New Zealand, Jeremy received a Diploma in Farm Management and returned to Tasmania to manage his family’s property at Sassafras, which specialises in mixed cropping and prime lamb production.

Apart from his passion for farming and rural life, Jeremy has a strong empathy with public and community services and has worked with a number of organisations including Lifeline NW, Natural Resource Management and Landcare Groups, Youth and Family Focus, the TFGA and MST Workplace Solutions, as well as holding many other positions.

Since becoming a Member for the House of Assembly, Jeremy has been instrumental in helping set up the Tasmanian Devil Research Trust Appeal, progressing the rights of asbestos victims, championing the need for water development and greater quarantine barrier controls, fighting for stronger food labelling laws and effectively representing many people across the Braddon electorate.

Jeremy is married to Sandra they have three beautiful young daughters Ruby, Lucy and Holly.

In April 2022, Jeremy was elected Leader of the Tasmanian Liberal Party and sworn in as the 47th Premier of Tasmania.