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His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) and Her Excellency Lady Cosgrove

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to the official website of the Governor-General,
His Excellency General the Honourable
Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd)

Since 1901, the Governor-General has played an important role in Australian national life.  This website provides information about the Governor-General’s constitutional, ceremonial and community responsibilities, and his role as Commander-in-Chief of the Australian Defence Force.  You will also find information about the Office of the Official Secretary to the Governor-General, including the Honours and Awards Secretariat, and details of the Governor-General’s program, photographs, speeches and media releases.
 

Announcement

15 September 2014

Government House to open its doors to the public
The Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove have invited their fellow Australians to discover Government House, Canberra when the property opens its doors to the public on Sunday, 5 October.

Program

19 September 2014

Investiture Ceremonies; Investiture Dinner

18 September 2014

Federal Executive Council

17 September 2014

Citizenship Ceremony; 23rd International Association for Volunteer Effort dinner

16 September 2014

Afternoon tea for Lieutenant General Peter Leahy AC (Retd)

17 September 2014

On Australian Citizenship Day, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove attended a ceremony at Albert Hall, Yarralumla, at which the Governor-General, as Presiding Officer, welcomed some of Australia’s newest citizens.
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14 September 2014

At the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron, Kirribilli, the Governor-General, as Commodore-in-Chief, and Lady Cosgrove attended the annual Sailing Season Opening Day, at which the Governor-General officially opened the season.
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14 September 2014

At Garden Island, Sydney, the Governor-General, as Commander-in-Chief, and Lady Cosgrove attended a service to commemorate the loss of HMAS AE1, the first submarine to serve in the Royal Australian Navy, on 14 September 1914.
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12 September 2014

In recognition of the 175th Anniversary of the Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Society of South Australia, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove attended the 2014 Royal Adelaide Show Official Lunch at the Adelaide Showgrounds.
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