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
Ben Elton – writer, producer, comedian. Ben Elton is the ultimate all-rounder, multiple award winner, multiple best-selling author, stand-up comedian, actor and a man of many talents. Well known for such gems as ‘The Young Ones’ and ‘Blackadder’, there are many layers to Ben Elton and we peel back some of them in in this candid conversation with the Governor. Click here for more
Welcome to Kambarang – with Ben Wyatt
Welcome to Kambarang – Join Ben Wyatt as he leads us through Kambarang, one of the six seasons on the Noongar calendar. Kambarang, also known as ‘second spring’ runs October through November and is a time of new birth, warmer days and wonderful wildflowers and colour. You can learn more about Kambarang from Ben here.