Welcome to the official website of the Governor of New South Wales


Photograph courtesy of the University of Sydney

Her Excellency Professor The Honourable Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO

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 Sydney, with its Gothic revival architecture, and its fine garden area adjoining the Botanic Gardens and Sydney Opera House.

Diary of Engagements

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Her Excellency Professor The Honourable Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO, Governor... Read more »

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

In London, England, Her Excellency Professor The Honourable Dame Marie Bashir... Read more »

Monday, 14 July 2014

In the morning, in Lyndhurst, England, Her Excellency Professor The Honourable... Read more »

Saturday, 12 July 2014

In the afternoon, the Governor, accompanied by Sir Nicholas, was a... Read more »

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