Invitations

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.

Organisations are requested to submit a formal letter of invitation, accompanied by a completed invitation form to [email protected].

To ensure adequate preparation time, invitations should not arrive less than two months from the proposed date. The invitation should contain as much detail about the event as possible in order to be considered for inclusion in the Vice Regal program.

Invitations should include:

  • Date and time of the function
  • Venue
  • General outline of the function
  • Outline of the Governor’s role (i.e. official duties)
  • Expected number of guests
  • An overview of your organisation (only if the Governor is not your Patron)
  • Speech requirements, including suggested topics.

The overall aim is to enable the Governor to be as well informed as possible for your organisation’s function, and to prepare a speech which is suitable for the occasion and meets the expectations of your guests.

Please note that, as a rule, the Governor does not attend general meetings.

Invitations should be addressed to:

Mr Robert Kennedy
Acting Official Secretary
Government House
Via email: [email protected] (preferred)

Alternatively, postal address:
Government House
St Georges Terrace
PERTH WA 6000

You will be advised in writing when a decision has been made.

More information on the Governor’s attendance at events is available on the Protocol page.

Please complete this form and submit to Government House with your formal written invitation.

Alternately, please complete the following form:

Contact details:

Event details:

Speech details:
It is not always appropriate or necessary for the Governor to speak at an event, for example balls, sporting events and most wreath laying ceremonies. Comprehensive speech notes are required at least three weeks before the event, and four weeks for keynotes

A detailed event program with timings of function will need to provided prior to the event should the invitation be accepted.

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