His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) and Her Excellency Lady Cosgrove


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His Excellency General the Honourable
Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd)

Since 1901, the Governor-General has played an important role in Australian national life.  This website provides information about the Governor-General’s constitutional, ceremonial and community responsibilities, and his role as Commander-in-Chief of the Australian Defence Force.  You will also find information about the Office of the Official Secretary to the Governor-General, including the Honours and Awards Secretariat, and details of the Governor-General’s program, photographs, speeches and media releases.


31 October 2014

Technical difficulties with website
We are experiencing some technical difficulties with our website. Photos from events held over the weekend, particularly those from the Governor-General's visit to Western Australia, will be made available as soon as practical on Monday morning.

31 October 2014

Annual Report 2013-2014
The Annual Report 2013-2014 for The Office of the Official Secretary to the Governor-General is now available.


31 October 2014

Visit to Albany

30 October 2014

Federal Executive Council; Visit to Perth

29 October 2014

Credentials ceremonies; Lunch for newly accredited Heads of Mission; Small Dining Room dinner

20 October 2014

At Wamuran, the Governor-General, as guest of the President, Mr John Vayne, officially opened the Wamuran and District Men's Shed.
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20 October 2014

At the Royal Brisbane Hospital, Herston, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove viewed the 'Brisbane Hospital and the Great War' exhibition, before it was officially opened by the Governor-General.
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18 October 2014

At Clare, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove attended the 150th Clare Show, at which the Governor-General delivered the opening address and launched the "Clare Show, A Fine All Round Display" history book.
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17 October 2014

At Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove hosted a morning tea for the 2014 Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade graduates.
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