Patronage organisations

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.

Organisations wishing to invite the Governor to consider patronage should make an application for consideration to the Official Secretary. To be eligible for consideration an organization needs to be able to demonstrate:

  • A successful track record in the area they serve.
  • No political connection or affiliation.
  • That they are not commercial in nature.
  • An application should include a formal cover letter including a current list of office bearers (indicating the principal point of contact) and a short background history of the organisation from its inception to present day.

In addition a Patronage Application Form must be submitted

You will be informed in writing once a decision has been made.

Agriculture

Royal Agricultural Society of Western Australia Inc

Arts and culture

Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation

Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival

Midnite Youth Theatre Company
West Australian Ballet
West Australian Society of Arts Inc.
Embroiderers’ Guild of Western Australia (Inc)
Perth Festival
West Australian Opera
West Australian OperaWest Australian Symphony Orchestra
Western Australian Youth Orchestra
Western Australian Band Association Inc
The Literature Centre
Youth Ballet WA Inc

Community

Australia Day WA (Auspire)
Lifeline WA
Paraplegic Benefit Fund (PBF) Australia
Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia Western Australian Section Inc.
Surf Life Saving Western Australia Inc
Volunteering Western Australia
The Museum of Freedom and Tolerance Western Australia
Celebrate WA
Men’s Shed of WA
Rotary International District 9465
Royal Life Saving Society WA
Telethon Trust
Australian Red Cross Western Australia
The Royal Humane Society WA
Foodbank of Western Australia
Order of Australia Association Western Australian Branch
Royal Automobile Club of WA (Inc)
Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal
Volunteer Marine Rescue Western Australia (Inc)
RSPCA WA Inc.

Conservation and environment

Kanyana Wildlife
Keep Australia Beautiful Council
WA Parks Foundation

Education

Constitution Education Fund Australia
General Sir John Monash Foundation

Defence and veterans

Army Art
Defence Force Welfare Association (WA Branch) Inc
Legacy
Royal Australian Air Force Association
Army Museum of Western Australia Foundation
Defence Reserves Support Council
Navy League of Australia (Western Australian Division)
Royal United Services Institute of Western Australia
Australian Federation of Totally and Permanently Incapacitated Ex-Service Men and Women WA
HMAS Perth (1) Memorial Foundation Inc
Returned & Services League of Australia WA Branch (Inc)

Faith community organisations

Governor’s Prayer Breakfast Committee
Perth Council of MU (Mother’s Union)
Council of Christians and Jews Western Australia Inc

Health and medical research

Alzheimer’s Australia WA
Australian Council on Smoking and Health
Dyslexia – SPELD Foundation
Heart Foundation WA
Multiple Sclerosis Society of Western Australia
Royal Perth Hospital Medical Research Foundation Inc
Arthritis Foundation of WA
Cancer Council of Western Australia
Haemophilia Foundation Western Australia Inc
Lions Cancer Institute (Inc)
Perron Institute
Asthma Foundation of Western Australia Inc
Dr Tracy Westerman Aboriginal Psychology Scholarship Program
Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research
Macular Disease Foundation Australia
Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia

Heritage

National Trust of Western Australia

The Royal West Australian Historical Society

West Australian Genealogical Society

International affairs

Australian Institute of International Affairs WA Branch
United Nations Association of Australia (WA) Inc.

Loyal societies

Australia Britain Society Western Australian Branch (Inc)
Royal Commonwealth Society Western Australia Branch Inc
Royal Over-Seas League WA Branch

Older Australians

Seniors Recreation Council of WA Inc
Brightwater Care Group
Amana Living
Council on the Ageing (WA) Inc
Amaroo Retirement Village
Probus Association of Western Australia Inc

People living with a disability and their families

Good Samaritan Industries
Rocky Bay
West Australian Deaf Society
Autism Academy for Software Quality Assurance
Independent Living Centre of WA (Inc)
Senses Australia Limited
West Australian Foundation for Deaf Children Inc
Lord’s Taverners Australia
Mosaic Community Care
VisAbility (Inc)
Activ Foundation Inc.
Westcare Inc

Professional organisations

Institute of Public Administration Australia Western Australian Division Inc
WA Aboriginal Leadership Institute
Leadership Western Australia
Royal Association of Justices of Western Australia Inc

Sporting and leisure

Australian Commonwealth Games Association
Croquetwest
Rowing Association of Western Australia Inc
Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club
Rugby WA
Western Australian Olympic Council Inc
Bowls WA
Fremantle Sailing Club Inc
Royal Aero Club of Western Australia Inc
Royal King’s Park Tennis Club
Veteran Car Club of WA (Inc)
Western Australian Rifle Association Inc
Carbine Club of Western Australia Inc
Hockey WA
Royal Fremantle Golf Club Inc
Royal Perth Yacht Club of Western Australia Inc.
Western Australian Cricket Association
Western Australian Trotting Association

Women and their families

Breaking the Silence
Ngala
Women & Infants Research Foundation Western Australia
Country Women’s Association of Western Australia
War Widow’s Guild of Australia WA Inc
National Council of Women of Western Australia Inc
Western Australian Pregnancy Cohort (Raine) Study

Young People

Awards WA
Fairbridge Western Australia Inc
Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation
Variety WA Toy Bank
Boys’ Brigade Western Australia Inc
Girls Academy
Scouts Association of Australia Western Australian Branch
Clontarf Foundation
Girls’ Brigade Western Australia Inc
True Blue Dreaming

Correspondence details

Mr Robert Kennedy
Acting Official Secretary
Government House
St Georges Terrace
Perth WA 6000
Email: [email protected]
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