Government House Foundation

The Government House Foundation (established 1987) is a voluntary organisation working to promote the significance of the House, ballroom and gardens to the people of Western Australia.

The House is central to our history and heritage. The Foundation directly supports its conservation and enhancement by raising funds and encouraging the wider community to directly experience ‘their’ House and better understand the role of Governor.

Since 2006 the Foundation has staged the popular Music on the Terrace concerts over the winter months, showcasing exceptional musical quality and encouraging young Western Australian artists.

We warmly encourage membership to share in supporting this centrepiece of Western Australian history and to participate in exciting projects to come.

Hon John McKechnie QC

A message from the Artistic Director

I am thrilled to be the new Artistic Director, opening the doors of the Ballroom and welcoming you all into this magnificent space.

Inspired by our Governor the Honourable Kim Beazley AC, I want to make this a place where you feel welcomed, by creating a program that reflects the community of our beautiful city. A program that will invite, delight and inspire the spectrum of our population from children to grandparents, and everyone in between.

The Government House Ballroom is a jewel in the heart of our city and Music on the Terrace is what makes it beat.

The 2020 Music on the Terrace program promises children’s events with pedal cars in the Supper Room, and Easter egg hunts in the garden. Grab a picnic rug and some friends to enjoy jazz on the lawn, or let some of the finest classical music events in our city take your breath away, and support the best up and coming young musicians with our youth orchestras. If dancing is your thing then grab a friend and your dancing shoes, as we welcome ballroom dancing back to the Ballroom.

Perhaps the jewel in this crown is that for the very first time, Music on the Terrace will present two of the finest Indigenous artists in our state, to open the series.

I call it 2020 vision and invite you to be a part of this community in the heart of our city and see it with your own eyes!

Fiona Campbell

Music on the Terrace

Under new artistic direction from locally and internationally renowned mezzo-soprano Ms Fiona Campbell, the Government House Foundation are pleased to present an exciting program of musical events for 2019.

The program features a series of Music on the Terrace concerts held in the Government House Ballroom, as well as the popular ‘Music of the Night’ show.

Tickets and season subscriptions are available to purchase through the Perth Concert Hall.

Download the 2019 Music on the Terrace Program

View all events and ticket information

Experience a small taster of Music on the Terrace in the video below. The Government House Foundation invites you into the Government House Ballroom to enjoy extraordinary musical talent in this welcoming space throughout our Sunday afternoon concert series. Interval drinks, snacks and great company included!

Music on the Terrace

We have created a new video to bring you inside the Government House Ballroom for a taster of Music on the Terrace. Enjoy extraordinary musical talent in this welcoming space throughout our Sunday afternoon concert series. Interval drinks, snacks and great company included!Here's a link to the current program:

Posted by Government House Foundation of Western Australia on Monday, July 22, 2019

Become a member

By becoming a member of the Government House Foundation, you are directly supporting the conservation, restoration and enhancement of Government House and helping us to promote its historic and contemporary relevance.

As a member you will enjoy many benefits including:

  • Exclusive member only events at Government House
  • A priority booking period to the Music on the Terrace series
  • A range of ticket discounts to the Music on the Terrace series
  • Exclusive member only offers within the series
  • Regular updates and year-round special offers from our arts industry associates

There are many opportunities to meet other friends who share the same appreciation for the importance of Government House and who enjoy the close community of the Music on the Terrace series.

2020 Annual Membership:

  • Individual Membership $60 inc GST
  • Couple Membership $110 inc GST

Membership form (downloadable document)

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Government House Foundation
Western Australia
Government House
St Georges Terrace
Perth WA 6000
Telephone: 0427 907 762
Email: [email protected]

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