The Office of Governor of New South Wales is the oldest public office in Australia, dating from 1786 when Captain Arthur Phillip was issued a Commission appointing him Governor of the then colony of New South Wales. More than two and a quarter centuries later, the Governor has an important constitutional and ceremonial role in the state as well as being closely involved in the activities of community organisations and events.
This website provides information about the role and responsibilities of the Governor (and Lieutenant-Governor) including the Vice Regal program, selected speeches and photographs, information about the Australian Honours system, guidelines for Vice Regal events and procedures for seeking Vice Regal patronage.
It also contains a section on historic Government House, with its Gothic revival architecture, and its fine garden area adjoining the Botanic Gardens and Sydney Opera House.
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In the evening, Her Excellency the Administrator attended the screening of... Read more »
In the morning, Her Excellency the Administrator, as Patron, presented Certificates... Read more »
In the afternoon, Her Excellency the Administrator received a farewell call... Read more »
In the morning, Her Excellency the Administrator received Ms Robyn Kruk,... Read more »