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Youth parliament reps with Governor

About us

The primary function of the Office is to provide personal, administrative and logistical support which enables the Governor to perform constitutional, ceremonial and community duties.

Congratulatory messages

Residents of Western Australia who are celebrating a significant birthday or wedding anniversary can receive a congratulatory message.

The Governor delivers his address.

The House and Gardens

Government House Ballroom and Gardens are available for use by eligible organisations within the community.

Australian Honours and Awards

The Australian Honours System, established in 1975, recognises the special contribution Australian citizens make to their communities locally, nationally, and internationally across a wide range of fields. 

The Governor's role during court mourning and the ascension of the King.


All forms related to the Governor’s program and the Office of the Governor.


Vacancies and related notices from the Governor’s Establishment.

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Annual reports

Each year the Governor’s Establishment produces a report which is tabled in State Parliament. 

Former Governors

Appointed in 1828, Captain James Stirling was the first Governor of the Colony (now State) of Western Australia. Today, the former Governors have a combined length of service of more than 180 years.


Since opening its doors in 1863, the present Government House has been the home of every Governor appointed to serve Western Australia.

Get to know Government House

Discover the unique features of the House and Grounds and the stories behind them.

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