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

'Conversations at Government House' - Professor Gordon Flake

From growing up on a remote Navajo reservation to becoming one of Australia’s eminent experts on the Indo-Pacific, Professor Gordon Flake has lived a most extraordinary life. Spending 25 years working in foreign policy in the USA, he arrived in WA 9 years ago to set up the strategically important think-tank the Perth USAsia Centre. In this conversation with the Governor they talk about family, foreign policy and WA’s increasing importance as a global strategic hub. Listen in full here.

Songs for the Soul

Government House Restart the Arts - The Giovanni Consort presents "Songs for the Soul"

Join the women of the Giovanni Consort, led by Kate McNamara, uniquely paired with the beautiful sounds of the harp and two horns, for a celebration of women’s voices and music. Featuring spine-tingling works by Imogen Holst, Amy Beach, Gustav Holst, Johannes Brahms, and many more. Enjoy music that is at times tranquil and majestic, while also being moved by the emotional power and beauty of women’s voices. This unique performance is not to be missed. Secure your tickets here.

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