NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet has announced his wife Helen is pregnant with their seventh child.
“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,” Mr Perrottet, 39, posted on social media on Sunday night.
“With five sisters already, William is looking on the bright side – more bench depth on the family basketball team.”
Mr Perrottet, who grew up with 12 siblings, has spoken fondly of being part of a large family, saying it prepared him well for a life in politics.
Asked how he would juggle his work and family responsibilities with six children after becoming Premier earlier this month, Mr Perrottet said the balance was a struggle for everyone.
“Ultimately, what I might lose in time, I gain in perspective,” he said.
Mr Perrottet’s wife Helen Perrottet is a lawyer who has previously worked for the Australian Defence Force and Australian Federal Police.