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.


23 September 2014

Royal Humane Society of Australasia investiture; Visit to the Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre; investiture ceremony; Ian Potter Foundation dinner

22 September 2014

Investiture Ceremony for the Force Communications Unit – Cambodia; Murdoch Children’s Research Institute Reception

20 September 2014

International Force for East Timor Conference; Dinner with Victorian Vice-Chancellors

19 September 2014

Investiture Ceremonies; Investiture Dinner

18 September 2014

Federal Executive Council

23 September 2014

At the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove attended the Foundation’s 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner.
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22 September 2014

At Simpson Barracks, Melbourne, the Governor-General, as Commander-in-Chief, awarded the Meritorious Unit Citation to members of the Force Communications Unit deployed as Australia's main contribution to the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC), under Operation GEMINI between March 1992 and October 1993.
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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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