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Community access

Restart the Arts with Government House


To support local artists and associated creative industries affected by COVID-19, the Governor and Ms Annus launched the  ‘Restart the Arts with Government House’ initiative, to increase the use of the Ballroom for the community.

The Ballroom was made available for local artists and arts organisations during 2020/2021 who had lost rehearsal space or income due to COVID-19 as a venue to perform, record, rehearse and stream – in line with physical distancing protocols.

The Ballroom is currently undergoing renovations until late 2021.

Read more (PDF)

Ballroom chairs setup for physical distancing

Above: The ballroom is a popular performance venue for many WA artists


Lunchtimes in the Gardens

Please note the Government House Gardens will be closed  Wednesday 1 December and Thursday 2 December, but will reopen to the public Tuesday 7 December between 12pm and 2pm.

The Gardens of Government House are open for the community to enjoy every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between 12pm-2pm.

Even with 3.2 hectares of gardens to share, visitors are still asked to practice good physical distancing when enjoying our ‘Lunchtime in the Gardens’.


Due to refurbishment of the Government House Ballroom, the Office of the Governor is unable to offer tours of Government House and Gardens for the remainder of 2021.

Expressions of interest are open for 2022 dates. Schools, community groups and not-for-profit organisations are encouraged to submit an expression of interest for consideration by the Office of the Governor.

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.

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 (2022)
  • estimated number of people
  • main contact details.
school tour outside GH

Open Days

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

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

Due to the current refurbishment of the Government House Ballroom, we are not planning an Open Day event until 2022. Please check back then.

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