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 the Governor.

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

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

Catherine Ferrari
Chair, Government House Foundation

young boy playing cello watched by teacher

Music on the Terrace

Mark Coughlan returns as Artistic Director for 2023’s exciting Music on the Terrace program. In his previous role, Mark was instrumental in setting up the Music on the Terrace series from the very beginning.

Click here to view the Music on the Terrace 2023 brochure and program.

Click here to view all concerts via Perth Concert Hall’s website and online bookings.

Early access for 2023 members available from Monday 23 January 2023.

Were you a member in 2022? Renew your membership by Friday 20 January 2023, 5pm to receive your early access email on Monday 23 January 2023.

Don’t have a membership? Become a member now. See below for details.  

Events for general public go on sale Monday 30 January 2023, 10am.

Become a Member

By becoming a member of the Government House Foundation, you are directly supporting the conservation, restoration and enhancement of this magnificent property and promoting the historic and contemporary relevance of the Government House.

As a member, you will enjoy the benefits including:

  • Member-only events at Government House
  • Priority bookings to the Music on the Terrace series
  • Entitles you to purchase two tickets at Member price per event
  • Regular updates and 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 are part of ta close community that embraces the Music on the Terrace and Jazz on the Lawn series.

2023 Annual Membership

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

Membership Form

To become a member or renew your membership, click here to access and complete the form.

Your enquiry will be forwarded to the Government House Foundation Secretariat for a response.

Ticket Bookings and Event Enquiries

Please contact Perth Concert Hall Box Office on:
 (08) 9231 9999
Email: [email protected]

In person: Perth Concert Hall Box Office
5 St Georges Terrace, 6000 WA Perth
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

General Enquiries

For general enquiries regarding Government House Foundation, Western Australia contact:

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Government House Foundation Council Members

  • Howard Gretton – President
  • Catherine Ferrari – Chair
  • Lorraine Rice – Deputy Chair
  • Vida Corbett – Secretary
  • Katrina Grose – Treasurer
  • Kerry Muir
  • Sean Bullock
  • Mark Coughlan – Artistic Director
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