New South Wales has sworn in Dominic Perrottet as the new premier but the spot of deputy is still yet to be filled.

A party room ballot will be held 10am Wednesday to decide outgoing Deputy Premier John Barilaro’s replacement with contenders lining up to take his place as Nationals leader.

Paul Toole, the party’s second in command, is amongst the front runners for the position along with Water Minister Melinda Pavey.

If Ms Pavey’s bid is successful, she would become the first female Nationals leader in New South Wales and second female Deputy Premier after Labor’s Carmel Tebbutt.

Mr Toole says both he and Ms Pavey would be worthy of the job.

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