On Wednesday 12 September 2018, at the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre, the Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), and Lady Cosgrove, were welcomed by Councillor Amanda Findley, Mayor of Shoalhaven City Council, during a civic reception, where they met with members of the community.
Afterwards, Their Excellencies were welcomed by CAPT Fiona Sneath RAN, CO HMAS Albatross, for a visit to 723 Squadron at HMAS Albatross. The Governor-General viewed facilities and presented commissions to Royal Australian Navy Officers.
Later, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove visited the Murramarang Med’s Shed, as guests of Mr Col Mason, President, where they viewed facilities and met with members who briefed them on current projects.
In the afternoon, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove were welcomed by Councillor Tim Overall, Mayor, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council, for a visit to the Bungendore Wood Works Gallery, where they met with staff and viewed artworks produced by local artists.