The Governor, as the representative of the Head of State, and Government House have played a central role in the ongoing development of Western Australia since 1829.
We believe the primary role of Government House is to serve the community. In addition to making the House and Grounds more available for public and community use, as Governor we also have an advocacy role emphasising excellence in WA in industry, mining, culture and in relationships with our First Nations people.
I am further a proud patron and advocate for more than 130 community organisations, with whom we work closely in support of their endeavour to provide care and services to our community.
We acknowledge the original custodians of the land of the House, the Whadjuk people of the Noongar nation, and their continuing connection to the land. We pay our respects to all members of Aboriginal communities throughout Western Australia and their cultures; and to Elders past and present.
The Honourable Kim Beazley AC, Governor of Western Australia
Conversations at Government House podcast series
Lee Musumeci joins the Governor for an episode of our Conversations at Government House podcast series. This conversation – and the role music plays in the success of Challis Primary School, where Lee Musumeci is the Principal – was the inspiration behind the Governor and Ms Annus starting up a music in education program at Government House. You’ll find this episode and other fascinating conversations with 17 other guests here.
Restart the Arts in 2022
As part of our popular Restart the Arts initiative, Adam Hall and the Velvet Playboys return to the ballroom with two toe-tapping shows. Take a walk through the song list of the great Frank Sinatra or explore the streets of Cuba for Buena Vista inspired show. You can check out what’s in store, as well as some other great shows by the Governor’s Arts and Culture patronages via our Upcoming Events page here.