Dominic Perrottet and his wife Helen have welcomed their seventh baby – a little girl.

Mr Perrottet was Premier of New South Wales for just shy of two weeks when the couple announced they were expecting their seventh child, who they’ve named Celeste Grace Perrottet.

The NSW Premier shared a happy snap on social media, announcing the arrival of Celeste last night. “Here she is!” he wrote. “Helen and I are absolutely thrilled to welcome our beautiful baby girl, Celeste Grace Perrottet, born last night.

“Both Mum and baby are doing well. She’s looking forward to being kissed and cuddled, fought over and cherished by her big brother and sisters. Special thanks to the incredible midwives who were with us every step of the way.”

The 39-year-old and his wife Helen took to social media to announce they’re expecting their seventh child in October last year, revealing they were having a girl. “Exciting family news,” Mr Perrottet wrote at the time. “Our family photo wall is going to need another frame! Helen and I are thrilled to announce we have a little girl due next year.

“With five sisters already, William is looking on the bright side — more bench depth on the family basketball team.”

Dominic Perrottet baby

Mr Perrottet became the youngest leader of NSW, after taking over from Gladys Berejiklian last year. While he and his wife no doubt have their hands full, Mr Perrottet is used to big families. He is the third of 12 children, previously saying, “I had the privilege of growing up in a large family. As you may imagine, my mother ran a very tight ship.

“But with so many of us around, she realised very quickly she could not get everything done by herself. I polished 12 pairs of shoes in summer. I packed 12 lunches in autumn. I changed 1200 nappies in winter and then changed them again in spring.”

He was also grilled about juggling family duties on his first day in the job. “I think what I might lose in time, I gain in perspective. Everyone has their strengths and weaknesses, and I am no different to that, but one thing I do know is that I have a very strong team around me.

“I have a strong family and I have a strong ministerial team who will ensure that our focus is on the people of NSW. Yes I have family commitments, but that should not disqualify one from the job.”

Did you grow up in a big family? What was it like?

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  • Congratulations to them…7 kids wow…mine two sweet angels are just enough for me


  • So pleased that they are now in seventh heaven after the birth of their seventh child. Congratulations.


  • Congratulations to them what a blessing to have so much love to share.


  • Congratulations to them and their other children on the arrival of this beautiful little girl.


  • Congratulations! What a beautiful family!


  • It seems so rare to have big families days. I have three myself and I remember the comments that we got when we announced we were having our third ‘you need to invest in a TV’ or ‘obviously an accident?’ I think big families are great.


  • Big families always seemed to get along much better with less sibling rivalry than small ones. Of course this could just be a misconception on my part, but my family of 4 seemed to be always fighting and my neighbour with 10 never seemed to have the same problems.


  • I didn’t think anyone had 7 kids anymore. My Dad came from a family of 12 kids, and me from a family of 4 (hubby a family of 5). These days families just don’t have that many kids – it seems like 3 is the most and a luxury. I have an only child (fertility-related). I think there’s actually a rise in single-child families. You need to be earning a good salary to raise 7 kids.


  • No. It was just me and my brother. We did live next door to a family that had six though. It seemed like they did alright.


  • I was one of five girls.


  • Best of luck to them, regardless of politics they obviously love and enjoy being parents. i take my hat off to them, that many kids sure makes for a busy home, especially in such a high profile position as the Premiers


  • Now that’s an unusual name that’s actually really cute and cool- not weird.


  • I was only able to have one child but so wish I could have had more. My daughter has lots of cousins but it isn’t the same.


  • I wish I had a sister but I only had 2 brothers. Having said that I’m pretty sure my eldest would prefer to be an only child right now haha


  • I love the meme saying how he he increased the limits in household the day he got in office as he already had more than the limit in his own house!


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