The Lieutenant-Governor is appointed by the Governor on the advice of the Premier.

Role of the Lieutenant-Governor

The Lieutenant-Governor acts as the Governor’s deputy, usually when the Governor is out of the State.  In those circumstances, the Lieutenant-Governor deputises for the Governor in relation to limited functions.

About the Lieutenant-Governor

Professor James Angus AO FAA FAHMS (Hon) BSc, PhD (U Syd)

Professor James Angus was sworn in as Lieutenant-Governor of Victoria on 12 November 2021.

Professor Angus was Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at The University of Melbourne from 2003-2013 in a 45 year career spanning academic leadership, medical research and teaching.

He is currently a Director of the Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation, Chair of the Campus Council at The Children’s, Chair of the Australian Advisory Council on the Medicinal Use of Cannabis, Director of The Jack Brockhoff Foundation, Director of Science Australia Gender Equity Ltd and a Director of National Stem Cell Australia Foundation. He has been Honorary Secretary of the Victorian Rhodes Scholarship Committee.

In 2003 Professor Angus was awarded the Centenary Medal for services to pharmacology and the community. In 2010 he was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished services to biomedical research, particularly in the fields of pharmacology and cardiovascular disease, as a leading academic and medical educator, and as a contributor to a range of advisory boards and professional organisations both nationally and internationally.