Sydney, NSW; Brisbane, QLD

22 April 2017

On Saturday 22 April 2017, at Admiralty House, Sydney, the Governor-General, General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), received the Australian Ambassador to the United States of America, the Honourable Joe Hockey.

Afterwards, the Governor-General received the Vice President of the United States, the Honorable Michael R. Pence.

In the afternoon, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove hosted a lunchtime reception in honour of the Vice President of the United States, the Honorable Michael R. Pence, Mrs Karen Pence, Ms Audrey Pence and Ms Charlotte Pence.

Afterwards, at Customs House, Brisbane, the Governor-General, as Presiding Officer, and Lady Cosgrove attended a citizenship ceremony.

In the evening, at Brisbane City Hall, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of President of the Order of Australia Association, Mr Philip Flood AO, attended the Order of Australia Association's annual dinner and Foundation Awards presentations.