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


to the official website of the Governor-General,
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.


15 September 2014

Government House to open its doors to the public
The Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove have invited their fellow Australians to discover Government House, Canberra when the property opens its doors to the public on Sunday, 5 October.


20 September 2014

International Task Force East Timor Conference; Dinner with Victorian Vice-Chancellors

19 September 2014

Investiture Ceremonies; Investiture Dinner

18 September 2014

Federal Executive Council

17 September 2014

Citizenship Ceremony; 23rd International Association for Volunteer Effort dinner

22 September 2014

At Simpson Barracks, Melbourne, the Governor-General, as Commander-in-Chief, awarded the Meritorious Unit Citation to members of the Force Communications Unit deployed as Australia's main contribution to the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC), under Operation GEMINI between March 1992 and October 1993.
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17 September 2014

On Australian Citizenship Day, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove attended a ceremony at Albert Hall, Yarralumla, at which the Governor-General, as Presiding Officer, welcomed some of Australia’s newest citizens.
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14 September 2014

At the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron, Kirribilli, the Governor-General, as Commodore-in-Chief, and Lady Cosgrove attended the annual Sailing Season Opening Day, at which the Governor-General officially opened the season.
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14 September 2014

At Garden Island, Sydney, the Governor-General, as Commander-in-Chief, and Lady Cosgrove attended a service to commemorate the loss of HMAS AE1, the first submarine to serve in the Royal Australian Navy, on 14 September 1914.
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