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.


15 August 2014

Bravery Council Honours List
The Honours List for the Bravery Council Meeting 81 has been announced.


28 August 2014

Federal Executive Council; Visit to the Australian Commonwealth Games Association; Toorak Services Club Annual Dinner

27 August 2014

Opening of the exhibition ‘The Great War 1914-18: Sacrifice and Shadows’

26 August 2014

First Voice ‘Power of Speech’ Ceremony

25 August 2014


26 August 2014

At Parliament House, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove attended a First Voice Power of Speech event, held during Hearing Awareness Week, at which the Governor-General presented awards to 12 participants, aged six to 11.
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21 August 2014

The Governor-General, as Patron of Group Training Australia, met with participants in the 2014 “Today's Skills: Tomorrow's Leaders” program, at the Australian Institute of Sport.
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20 August 2014

At Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove hosted a reception for the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust, at which the Governor-General, as Patron, presented the 2014 Churchill Fellowship Awards to ACT recipients.
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18 August 2014

At the School of Military Engineering, Moorebank, the Governor-General, as Commander-in-Chief and in recognition of Vietnam Veterans Day, attended a service to commemorate Sappers lost in Vietnam.
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