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

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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.
 

Announcement

27 May 2015

Swearing-in ceremony at Government House
The Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), will conduct a swearing-in ceremony at Government House, Canberra at 10:00am tomorrow, Thursday 28 May.

2 May 2015

Media Release: Governor-General welcomes Royal birth
The Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) and Her Excellency Lady Cosgrove, have warmly welcomed the birth of the Royal Princess in London today.

Program

26 May 2015

State Visit by the Governor-General of New Zealand; Visit to Uluru-Kata National Park; Call by the Party Secretary, Guangdong Province, People’s Republic of China; The Australian Ballet afternoon tea; National Defence College of India reception

25 May 2015

Clare Holland House morning tea; State Visit by the Governor-General of New Zealand; Visit to Uluru-Kata National Park

21 May 2015

Radio 1RPH visit; Defence Special Needs Support Group afternoon tea; Opening of ‘Revealing the Rothschild Prayer Book’ exhibition; Opening night of The Australian Ballet performance of ‘Giselle’

26 May 2015

At Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General, as Patron, and Lady Cosgrove, hosted an afternoon tea for the dancers and artistic staff of The Australian Ballet.
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26 May 2015

At Ayres Rock Resort, the Governor-General, General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), and Lady Cosgrove, accompanied by the Governor-General of New Zealand, His Excellency Lieutenant General the Right Honourable Sir Jerry Mateparae, and Lady Janine Mateparae, visited the National Indigenous Training Academy at Yulara.
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25 May 2015

The Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, accompanied by the Governor-General of New Zealand, His Excellency Lieutenant General the Right Honourable Sir Jerry Mateparae and Lady Janine Mateparae; and the Administrator of the Northern Territory, His Honour the Honourable John Hardy OAM and Mrs Marie Hardy, visited the Uluru-Kata National Park Cultural Centre and the Mutitjulu Waterhole.
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25 May 2015

At Clare Holland House, Canberra, the Governor-General, General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), as guest of the Chief Executive Officer, Ms Liz Callaghan, attended a morning tea with staff, residents and volunteers in recognition of National Palliative Care Week.
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