Patronages

Organisations of which the Governor-General has agreed to be Patron
(as at 5 Sep 2014)

When considering requests from groups inviting him to be Patron, the Governor-General has decided to focus on organisations that, generally speaking, have the broadest representative or national significance, and which are also servicing community needs with active and inclusive programs.

It is of course important that organisations formally associated with the Governor-General have financial and governance credentials of the highest order.  The Office requires patronage organisations to report annually on their achievements and financial situation.
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20th Man Fund
Alzheimers Australia
ACT Veterans Rugby
ANZAC Health and Medical Research Foundation
Arthritis Australia
Assistance Dogs Australia
Australasian College of Road Safety
Australia Britain Society Foundation
Australia-India Youth Dialogue
Australian Academy of Forensic Sciences
Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens
Australian Association of Gerontolgoy
Australian Ballet
Australian Brandenburg Orchestra
Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture
Australian Commonwealth Games Association
Australian Council for Human Rights Education
Australian Council of Stoma Associations
Australian Defence Force Assistance Trust
Australian Federation of Friends of Museums
Australian Federation of Totally and Permanently Incapacitated Ex Servicemen and Women
The Australian Golf Club
Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre (joint with Lady Cosgrove)
Australian Institute of International Affairs
Australian Meals on Wheels Association
Australian Music Foundation
Australian Olympic Committee
Australian Red Cross Society
Australian Rotary Health
Australian Rugby Union
Australian Veterans' Children Assistance Trust
Australian Volleyball Federation
Beacon Foundation
Beyondblue
The Boys’ Brigade Australia
Brumbies Rugby
Care Australia
Carers Australia
Children’s Cancer Institute Australia
Children’s Week Council of Australia
Church of St Andrew Conservation and Restoration Foundation
Clontarf Foundation
Confederation of Australian Sport
Constitution Education Fund Australia
Cystic Fibrosis Australia
Defence Force Welfare Association
Diabetes Australia
Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award - ACT
Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award - Australia
Early Childhood Australia
Ex Prisoners of War Association
Families and Friends of the First AIF
Fire Protection Association Australia
First Voice
Foodbank
Foundation for Australian Literary Studies
Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal
General Sir John Monash Foundation
Global Foundation
Global Voices
Group Training Australia
Grow
Hear and Say
Indigenous Marathon Project
Institution of Engineers Australia
Joanna Briggs Foundation
John James Foundation
Keep Australia Beautiful
Kidney Health Australia
Legacy Club of Canberra
Life Education Australia
Lions Australia
Mawson's Huts Foundation
Menslink
Menzies Foundation
Mission Australia
Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre
National Association of Extremely Disabled War Veterans
National Federation of Australia-Japan Societies
National Gallery of Australia Foundation
National Heart Foundation
National Stroke Foundation
National Trusts of Australia
National Youth Science Forum
Naval Association of Australia
New Colombo Plan
Nuffield Australia
Order of Australia Association
Order of Ausralia Assocation Foundation
Our Watch
Palliative Care Australia
Pathways Foundation
Polocrosse Association of Australia
Peer Support Australia
Reserve Forces Day Council
RANZCO Eye Foundation
Relationships Australia
Returned and Services League ACT Branch
Ronald McDonald House Charities
Rosies – Friends on the Street
The Royal Australian Air Force Association
Royal Australian Regiment Foundation
Royal Commonwealth Society ACT
Royal Flying Doctor Service
Royal Humane Society of Australasia
Royal Life Saving Society Australia
Royal United Services Institute of Australia
Ryder Cheshire Australia
The Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal
SchoolAid
Scouts Australia
Sing Australia
Sir Edward ‘Weary’ Dunlop Medical Research Foundation
Sisters of the Good Samaritan Foundation
Societe des Membres de la Legion d'Honneur (Section Australie)
Society of Australian Genealogists
Special Olympics Australia
Spinal Cord Injuries Australia
Spirit of Australia Foundation
St James Ethics Centre
Surf Lifesaving Australia
Toorak Services Club
Tribal Warrior
United Nations Association of Australia
UN Women Australia
War Widows Guild of Australia Inc
Wildlife Preservation Society of Australia
Winston Churchill Memorial Trust
Young Endeavour Youth Scheme
Youth Hostels Association of Australia

 

Organisations of which Lady Cosgrove has agreed to be Patron

Australian Women of the Year Association
Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre (joint with the Governor-General)
Cancer Council (ACT)
Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dancing
Country Women’s Association of Australia
Defence Widows’ Support Group
Friends of the Australian National Botanic Gardens
Friends of Calvary John James Hospital
Friends of the School of Music
Girl Guides Australia
Hartley Lifecare
Klavier Music Association
L’Arche Genesaret
Malkara Specialist School
Migrant and Refugee Settlement Services ACT
National Rose Society of Australia
Partners of Veterans Australia
Partners of Veterans Australia NSW Branch
Regional Arts Australia
War Widows’ Guild of Australia ACT Branch
Woden Seniors