Tours and Open Days


Please note: House Tours have been temporarily suspended due to COVID-19 health and safety precautions. We apologise for any inconvenience and will provide an update as soon as practicable.

The Office of the Governor is delighted to offer tours of the public rooms of Government House and the Ballroom to schools, community groups and not-for-profit organisations.

Guests will learn about the Governor’s role and his personal priorities and, importantly, how the House is being used as a busy working House for community engagement and a place for networking to advance the State’s interests.

Key facts:
  • Tours are offered on the first Thursday of every month at 9.30am, 9.50am, 10.10am and 10.30am.
  • Tours last for approximately 45 minutes.
  • Guests will be invited to enjoy light refreshments at the conclusion of the tour.
  • Tours are free but advance bookings are essential.
  • Minimum group size: 15
  • Maximum group size: 30
Expressions of interest

Please email your preferred date/s to [email protected].

Please include:

  • your group or organisation’s name
  • brief overview or background about your group or organisation
  • preferred tour date and time
  • estimated number of people
  • main contact details.

Please note:

In September, tours will be offered on the second Thursday of the month (the 10th).

Open Days

Each year, Government House hosts Open Day events attracting thousands of people from our community to explore Government House and its grounds.

Open Days are a wonderful opportunity for members of the community to visit Government House and tour the beautiful Grounds.

Please note: The City of Perth has made the decision to postpone this year’s Heritage Perth Weekend to April 2021. Government House, as a featured and popular heritage building included in the Heritage Week program, respects the City of Perth’s decision and will no longer be opening the House as originally scheduled next month.

Lunchtimes in the Grounds

The Grounds of Government House are open to the public every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday between 12 noon and 2pm.

Visitors are invited to take a stroll around the beautiful heritage gardens, or sit back and enjoy a picnic lunch.

Occasionally we may be unable to open the Grounds. If you are making a special trip, please contact the Office to check that they will be open.

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