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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 the Governor holds an advocacy role emphasising excellence in WA.

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 Role of the Governor

Welcome to Makuru season with the Moorditj Mob from Wesley College Perth

The Governor is appointed by the Queen on the advice of the Premier. The Governor’s role is broad and includes constitutional responsibilities, ceremonial duties, community engagement and advocacy on behalf of the State. Click here to learn more.

Visit Government House

Piano Trio

There are many ways to engage with and visit Government House. Learn more here about upcoming events, tour information and free Yoga and Lunchtime in the Garden sessions.

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