Gladys Berejiklian has visited the NSW Governor after the coalition secured a majority of seats in the lower house at the state election.
The newly-minted premier arrived at Government House in Sydney's CBD on Tuesday morning to inform David Hurley she can form government.
The Liberals and Nationals are on track to win 48 seats in the 93-seat chamber.
"This is a proud moment for my government to be able to make this confirmation," Ms Berejiklian told reporters.
"I'm hoping that 48 will be my lucky number."
Ms Berejiklian confirmed she met with the three independent MPs on Monday, who assured her they will provide confidence and supply over the next four years.
"Notwithstanding that I'm able to govern in my own right, I think it's important to have that relationship right at the beginning of my government rather than anticipate anything further down the track," she said.
"This is a positive day for the future of this state."
Australian Associated Press