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


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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.


15 August 2014

Bravery Council Honours List
The Honours List for the Bravery Council Meeting 81 has been announced.


27 August 2014

Opening of the exhibition ‘The Great War 1914-18: Sacrifice and Shadows’

26 August 2014

First Voice ‘Power of Speech’ Ceremony

25 August 2014


22 August 2014


26 August 2014

At Parliament House, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove attended a First Voice Power of Speech event, held during Hearing Awareness Week, at which the Governor-General presented awards to 12 participants, aged six to 11.
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21 August 2014

The Governor-General, as Patron of Group Training Australia, met with participants in the 2014 “Today's Skills: Tomorrow's Leaders” program, at the Australian Institute of Sport.
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20 August 2014

At Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove hosted a reception for the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust, at which the Governor-General, as Patron, presented the 2014 Churchill Fellowship Awards to ACT recipients.
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18 August 2014

At the School of Military Engineering, Moorebank, the Governor-General, as Commander-in-Chief and in recognition of Vietnam Veterans Day, attended a service to commemorate Sappers lost in Vietnam.
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