Governor with guests

His Excellency the Honourable Christopher John Dawson APM

His Excellency the Honourable Chris Dawson APM was sworn in as the 34th Governor of Western Australia on 15 July 2022. 

Governor’s role

The Governor of Western Australia is appointed by the King on the advice of the Premier. The Governor’s role is broad and includes responsibilities related to:

  • The constitution
  • Ceremonial and celebratory Representation as Head of State in W.A
  • The community
  • Advocacy on behalf of the State
The Governor speaks with the original founder of the Police Widows Guild, Ms Nonie Browner OAM.


Protocol Guidelines

Governor smiles as he chats with community representative while others look on

Daily Program

Regional Visit Program

The Governor addresses the media about the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Selected speeches

Patronage organisations

Lieutenant Governor

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