On 1 July 2015, the Honourable Linda Dessau AC was sworn in as Victoria’s 29th Governor.
The Governor of Victoria is appointed by the Queen, on the advice of the Premier, to act as her representative as Head of State in Victoria.
An outline of the Governor's Statement of Priorities for 2017.
Speeches, messages, media releases, photo gallery, video gallery, and the Role of the Governor Booklet.
Notes on the program of the Governor of Victoria
The Office of the Governor is able to provide guidance on protocols relating to the Governor and Mr Howard.
The Governor swears in newly appointed Judges of the Supreme Court of Victoria and Court of Appeal.
After an election the Governor appoints the new government by swearing in the new Premier and Ministers.
The Governor’s Standard is flown at Government House and on vehicles conveying the presence of the Governor.
From time to time, the Governor and Mr Howard host receptions for official guests of the State of Victoria.
The Lieutenant-Governor, The Honourable Marilyn Warren AC, acts as the Governor’s deputy, usually when the Governor is out of the State.
The following list provides the names of the Governors and their terms of office as well as links to detailed biographical information.
Australia is a constitutional monarchy, a federation and a parliamentary democracy.
The Governor and Mr Howard continued their visit to East Gippsland Shire including a tour of Patties Foods and a visi ...
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Government House was designed by William Wilkinson Wardell (1823-1899). Wardell, who was the Inspector General of the Victorian Public Works Departm ...