Government House Tours & Events

Government House Tours & Events

Lunchtimes in the grounds

Lunchtimes in the Gardens

The Grounds of Government House are open to the public every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday between 12 noon and 2pm.Visitors are invited to take a… Read More
Concert in Government House Gardens

Venue Enquiries

Government House is pleased to host functions in the House and Gardens as part of the official hospitality program.All requests to use Government House and… Read More
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Wedding Photography

Government House Western Australia is available for your picture-perfect wedding photographs. Wedding photographs can be taken in the Government House Gardens during weekends by prior… Read More

Government House Tours

Expressions of interest are open for tours in 2023. Schools, community groups and not-for-profit organisations are encouraged to submit an expression of interest for consideration… Read More
colourful ballroom

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… Read More

Upcoming public events

Discover a range of community events in the Ballroom and Gardens, including the Government House Foundation’s Music on the Terrace concerts.

Free community Yoga at Government House

Community access

Information about the Ballroom Access Initiative for Artists and Creative Industries, Lunchtimes in the Grounds opening hours, House Tours and Open Days.

Wedding photography

Wedding photographs can be taken in the Government House Gardens by prior arrangement.

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Volunteer WA event

Event enquiries

Government House Gardens are available to book for eligible organisations within the community.


Governor’s Priorities

The Governor’s priorities are to work for the betterment of the State of Western Australia and all members of its communities through engagement, support and advocacy.

Regional Visit Program

“Our strength is our people. Their creativity, hard work, community sense, education, endeavour and perseverance all go to making up who we are as Western Australians.
I am looking forward to visiting different regions of the State and seeing what makes us tick. I know that in part it is our capacity for fun and kindness as well as hard work.”
With these words the Governor signaled his intention to spend time getting to know and appreciate the work of regional communities.


Vice Regal Patronage provides organisations with the name and prestige of the Vice Regal office. The granting of Vice Regal Patronage is determined according to certain criteria.

Lieutenant Governor

The Lieutenant Governor serves as deputy to the Governor of Western Australia and fulfills the functions of the Governor’s role in the Governor’s absence.


Invitations for the Governor to attend functions must be in writing, signed by the most senior member of the organisation and should be addressed to the Official Secretary.

Protocol Guidelines

There are certain procedures which are normally observed on Vice-Regal occasions. Government House has prepared a guide for those hosting events at which the Governor is present.

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