The primary purpose of Government House is to support the constitutional function of the Governor as the Head of State’s representative in the legislative, appointment and administrative processes of the government of Western Australia.

At Government House, 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.

Government House belongs to the people. It is a venue for positive and productive engagement with the community, interstate and international visitors.

It is a venue wherein we acknowledge and value: the work of our volunteering agencies; our scientific and medical researchers; our indigenous communities; our educational attainments; those who contribute to culture and the arts, and our sacrificing veterans and defence forces.

The Honourable Kim Beazley AC, Governor of Western Australia

Daily program

23rd January 2020^Hosted swearing-in for Magistrates

23rd January 2020^Hosted swearing-in for Magistrates

The Governor conducted a swearing-in ceremony for Ms Sarah Dewsbury and Ms Wendy Hughes to be Magistrates of the Magistrates...
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22nd January 2020^Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations

22nd January 2020^Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations

The Governor attended the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Perth's Chinese Lunar New Year Reception. The...
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22nd January 2020^Site tour of new WA Museum in Perth’s Cultural Centre

22nd January 2020^Site tour of new WA Museum in Perth’s Cultural Centre

The Governor and Ms Annus received a tour of the new WA Museum (external link) Opening in November 2020, the...
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21st January 2020^Lunch for 2020 WA Australians of the Year

21st January 2020^Lunch for 2020 WA Australians of the Year

The Governor and Ms Annus hosted a lunch to celebrate and recognise the 2020 Australian of the Year recipients for...
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21st January 2020^Auspire’s Australia Day 2020 Launch

21st January 2020^Auspire’s Australia Day 2020 Launch

The Governor attended the Australia Day Council WA - Auspire's 'Inspiring Australians Breakfast'. The WA 2020 Australian of the Year...
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15th January 2020^Attended Perth Scorchers game at Optus Stadium

15th January 2020^Attended Perth Scorchers game at Optus Stadium

The Governor attended the KFC BBL | Perth Scorchers v Melbourne Stars game at Optus Stadium. The Governor is Patron...
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14th January 2020^Perth USAsia Centre’s ‘In conversation’ public forum

14th January 2020^Perth USAsia Centre’s ‘In conversation’ public forum

The Governor and Ms Annus attended Perth USAsia Centre's public forum in the Government House Ballroom with the Honourable Jeffry...
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13th January 2020^Met with the Honourable Jeffry Flake

13th January 2020^Met with the Honourable Jeffry Flake

The Governor and Ms Annus met with the Honourable Jeffry Flake, former United States Senator from Arizona, and his wife...
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10th January 2020^Visit to Baldivis Volunteer Fire & Emergency Services Station

10th January 2020^Visit to Baldivis Volunteer Fire & Emergency Services Station

The Governor met with Mr Craig Waters, Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) (external link), ...
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7th January 2020^Presided over a special meeting of the Executive Council

7th January 2020^Presided over a special meeting of the Executive Council

The Governor received Ms R Neilson, Clerk of the Executive Council. Following this the Governor presided over a special meeting...
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23rd December 2019^Swearing-in ceremony for District Court Judges

23rd December 2019^Swearing-in ceremony for District Court Judges

The Governor swore in Magistrate Mr David Maclean and Ms Charlotte Wallace to be Judges of the District Court, Judges...
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20th December 2019^WA Charity Orchestra – Light the World Concert

20th December 2019^WA Charity Orchestra – Light the World Concert

The Governor attended the inter-faith “Light the World” Concert in support of Western Australia Charity Orchestra (WACO) external link. WACO...
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20th December 2019^Announcement of the 2019 Beazley Medals

20th December 2019^Announcement of the 2019 Beazley Medals

The Governor hosted a media call at Government House to announce and present the 2019 Beazley Medals with the Hon...
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19th December 2019^Dinner in honour of the Honourable Wayne Martin AC

19th December 2019^Dinner in honour of the Honourable Wayne Martin AC

The Governor and Ms Annus hosted a dinner for the Honourable Wayne Martin AC and his wife Mrs Margie Martin....
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18th December 2019^Hosted 2020 Australian of the Year (WA) finalists & recipients

18th December 2019^Hosted 2020 Australian of the Year (WA) finalists & recipients

The Governor and Ms Annus hosted a dinner to celebrate and acknowledge the work of the 2020 Australian of the...
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18th December 2019^Lunch for choral music representatives

18th December 2019^Lunch for choral music representatives

The Governor, Ms Annus and Government House CEO and Official Secretary Mrs Deborah Hegarty hosted a lunch for local representatives...
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18th December 2019^Briefing on Future Directions International

18th December 2019^Briefing on Future Directions International

The Governor met with Major General John Hartley AO, CEO, Future Directions International (external link) Future Directions International (FDI) is...
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17th December 2019^Reception for participants of Human Trafficking Workshop

17th December 2019^Reception for participants of Human Trafficking Workshop

The Governor and Ms Annus hosted a welcome reception for attendees of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association UK and the Parliament...
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17th December 2019^Morning Tea for 2019 WA Seniors Award Recipients

17th December 2019^Morning Tea for 2019 WA Seniors Award Recipients

The Governor hosted a morning tea for the recipients of the Western Australian Seniors Awards 2019. The Western Australian Seniors...
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17th December 2019^Governor received Mr Ezra Jacobs

17th December 2019^Governor received Mr Ezra Jacobs

The Governor received Mr Ezra Jacobs, Board Member of Reconciliation WA. Mr Jacobs briefed the Governor on a significant reconciliation...
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