Governor-General’s Program

November 2018

October 2018

  • 31 October 2018 - Canberra, ACT

    Callers; Prime Minister’s XI match and dinner; School tours
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  • 30 October 2018 - Canberra, ACT

    Callers; Farewell lunch in honour of the High Commissioner of New Zealand; Radio 1RPH Reception; Lord’s Taverners’ Dinner; School tours
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  • 29 October 2018 - Sydney, NSW; Canberra, ACT

    Barker College visit; Military Funeral; 34 Squadron reception; School tour
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  • 28 October 2018 - Sydney, NSW

    Departure of Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex
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  • 27 October 2018 - Sydney, NSW

    HMAS Brisbane Commissioning Ceremony; Invictus Games Sydney 2018 Closing Ceremony
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  • 26 October 2018 - Sydney, NSW

    Invictus Games 2018; Waverley College Dinner
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  • 25 October 2018 - Canberra, ACT

    Federal Executive Council; School tours
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  • 24 October 2018 - Canberra, ACT

    Letter of Credence; Australian Rowing Team reception
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  • 23 October 2018 - Sydney, NSW

    Crown Prince of Denmark; Invictus Games Sydney 2018
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  • 22 October 2018 - Sydney, NSW

    Invictus Games Sydney 2018
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  • 21 October 2018 - Sydney, NSW

    Invictus Games Sydney 2018; President of the Republic of Estonia
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  • 20 October 2018 - Sydney, NSW

    Military International Drone Racing; Opening Ceremony Invictus Games Sydney 2018
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  • 19 October 2018 - Canberra, ACT

    Arrival of the President of the Republic of Estonia; School tours
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  • 18 October 2018 - Canberra, ACT

    Callers; Australian Rural Leadership Graduation; National Council of Women of Australian Conference Dinner and Inaugural Awards; School tours
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  • 17 October 2018 - Canberra, ACT

    Callers; School tours
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  • 16 October 2018 - Sydney, NSW

    Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcome ceremony; Sargood on Collaroy visit; Reception for Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex
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  • 15 October 2018 - Canberra, ACT

    Red Cross Meals on Wheels visit; Callers; Duke of Edinburgh’s International Awards ACT Division presentations; School tours
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  • 13 October 2018 - Sydney, NSW

    The Everest Spring Racing Carnival
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  • 12 October 2018 - Sydney, NSW

    Joanna Briggs Foundation reception
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  • 11 October 2018 - Canberra, ACT; Sydney, NSW

    Federal Executive Council; Justices of the Defence Force Discipline Appeal Tribunal Swearing-in Ceremony; Lunch for Latin American Heads of Mission; School tours
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  • 10 October 2018 - Canberra, ACT

    Chief Justice and Justices of the High Court of Australia dinner; School tours
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  • 9 October 2018 - Canberra, ACT

    School tours
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  • 8 October 2018 - Canberra, ACT; Melbourne, VIC

    Federal Executive Council; Monash University building opening; beyondblue visit; Commonwealth Games Australia building opening
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  • 7 October 2018 - Brisbane, QLD

    Constellation Cup Netball Test
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  • 6 October 2018 - Canberra, ACT

    Government House Open Day; Diggers’ Requiem
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  • 5 October 2018 - Sydney, NSW

    Reception for the Australia-Vietnam Young Leadership Dialogue.
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  • 3 October 2018 - Perth, WA

    Clontarf Foundation headquarters visit
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  • 2 October 2018 - Perth, WA

    Headspace visit; ‘Grow’ visit; University of Western Australia visit; Investiture ceremony; YMCA Belmont Youth Services Centre visit
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  • 1 October 2018 - Broome, WA

    University of Notre Dame Broome campus visit; Goolarri Media and Kimberley Girl visit; community reception; Magabala Books visit; Nyamba Buru Yawuru visit
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September 2018

  • 30 September 2018 - Christmas Island

    HMAS Ararat visit; Christmas Island National Park visit; Community sport day and sausage sizzle; farewell
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  • 29 September 2018 - Christmas Island

    Christmas Island community welcome and airport terminal renaming ceremony; Official dinner; Territory Week opening ceremony; Christmas Island charity gala
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  • 28 September 2018 - Canberra, ACT

    Federal Executive Council; Interim Report of the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry; Caller; 2018 National Police Remembrance Day Service; School tours
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  • 27 September 2018 - Canberra, ACT; Sydney, NSW

    Federal Executive Council; Caller; APS Secretaries Board Reception; School tours
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  • 26 September 2018 - Canberra, ACT

    School tours
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  • 25 September 2018 - Canberra, ACT

    Callers; ANU Tuckwell Scholars Reception; National Day of the Republic of Korea Reception; School tours
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  • 24 September 2018 - Sydney, NSW

    Reception for the World Rugby Executive Committee
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  • 21 September 2018 - Darwin, NT

    Larrakeyah Defence Precinct; Michael Long Learning and Leadership Centre; Darwin Civic Reception; Families of the Fallen Reception
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  • 20 September 2018 - Berry Springs; Humpty Doo; Darwin, NT

    Berry Springs Primary School; Territory Wildlife Park; Humpty Doo Primary School; Charles Darwin University
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  • 19 September 2018 - Sydney, NSW

    Early Childhood Australia Reception
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  • 18 September 2018 - Canberra, ACT

    Credential ceremonies; Lunch for newly accredited Heads of Mission; School tour
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  • 17 September 2018 - Canberra, ACT

    Caller; Citizenship Ceremony and Youth Forum; School tours
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  • 14 September 2018 - Canberra, ACT

    Caller
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  • 13 September 2018 - Canberra, ACT

    Federal Executive Council; Callers; Australian Heritage Council Reception; School tours
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  • 12 September 2018 - Nowra; Bawley Point; Braidwood; Bungendore, NSW

    Shoalhaven Civic Reception; HMAS Albatross visit; Murramarang Men’s Shed visit; Bungendore Wood Works Gallery visit
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  • 11 September 2018 - Wollongong, NSW; Kiama, NSW

    University of Wollongong Early Start Centre visit; Wollongong Civic Reception; Wollongong Blue Mile Tramway visit; Kiama High School visit; SENTRAL Youth Centre Kiama visit; Kiama Civic Reception
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  • 10 September 2018 - Canberra, ACT

    Caller; Credential ceremony; School tours
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  • 8 September 2018 - Brisbane, QLD

    Arrival of the President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
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  • 7 September 2018 - Canberra, ACT

    Investiture ceremony; Investiture dinner
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  • 6 September 2018 - Canberra, ACT

    Investiture ceremonies
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  • 5 September 2018 - Canberra, ACT

    Caller; School tours
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  • 4 September 2018 - Canberra, ACT

    Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Centre visit; School tours
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  • 3 September 2018 - Canberra, ACT; Sydney, NSW

    Her Majesty the Queen Effigy Coin Launch; Invictus Games brief and media interview; Kidney Health Australia reception; School tour
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  • 1 September 2018 - Gundagai; Murrumbateman, NSW

    Parade and Commemorative Service; Red Cross; WWI Battlefield Re-enactment; NSW Rural Fire Service
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August 2018

  • 31 August 2018 - Canberra, ACT

    Golden Wattle Day; Vietnamese National Day Reception; School tours
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  • 30 August 2018 - Canberra, ACT

    Federal Executive Council; Investiture Ceremony; Caller; School tours
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  • 29 August 2018 - Canberra, ACT

    Credential ceremonies; Lunch for newly accredited Heads of Mission; School tours
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  • 28 August 2018 - Canberra, ACT

    Federal Executive Council; Ministerial Swearing-in Ceremony; Caller; School tours
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  • 27 August 2018 - Canberra, ACT

    Swearing-in ceremony; School tours
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  • 24 August 2018 - Canberra, ACT

    Swearing-in ceremony; School tours
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  • 23 August 2018 - Canberra, ACT

    School tours
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  • 22 August 2018 - Canberra, ACT

    School tours
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  • 20 August 2018 - Dubbo, NSW; Canberra, ACT

    Dubbo drought relief visit; Ceremonial Welcome and State Lunch for the President of the Republic of Poland
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  • 19 August 2018 - Canberra, ACT

    Arrival of the President of the Republic of Poland
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  • 18 August 2018 - Canberra, ACT; Sydney, NSW

    Vietnam Veterans’ Day Remembrance service; Royal Australian Navy Helicopter Flight Vietnam Unit Citation for Gallantry presentation; Bledisloe Cup match
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  • 16 August 2018 - Canberra, ACT

    Federal Executive Council; Callers; Lunch for the Duntroon Guides
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  • 15 August 2018 - Canberra, ACT

    National Science Week Design Challenge
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  • 14 August 2018 - Canberra, ACT

    Caller; Canberra Symphony Orchestra 2019 Season Launch
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  • 13 August 2018 - Canberra, ACT

    Caller; Legacy Canberra monthly meeting
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  • 12 August 2018 - Canberra, ACT

    Jewish War Memorial dedication
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  • 11 August 2018 - Thursday Island, Horn Island, RAAF Base Scherger; QLD

    Thursday Island Hospital visit; Kazu Pearl Farm visit; Horn Island historic trenches visit; Australian Air Force Cadets visit
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  • 10 August 2018 - Mer Island; Badu Island; Thursday Island, QLD

    Australian Defence Vessel (ADV) Cape Inscription visit; Mer Island community traditional welcome; Eddie Koiki Mabo grave visit; Tagai State College Mer Eruer Uteb campus visit; Badu Island community traditional welcome; Tagai State College Badhulgaw Ngurpay Lag campus visit; Badu Arts Centre visit; TSRA Ranger Station visit; TSRA dinner
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  • 9 August 2018 - Weipa, QLD; Thursday Island, QLD

    RAAF Base Scherger visit; Official welcome; Tagai State School visit; Queensland TAFE Thursday Island campus visit; Our Lady of the Sacred Heart School visit; 51st Battalion Far North Queensland Regiment visit; Green Hill Fort and Museum visit; Civic reception
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  • 8 August 2018 - Sydney, NSW

    Indigenous Marathon Project; Investiture Ceremony; Call with the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
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  • 7 August 2018 - Tuesday 7 August 2018

    HMAS AE1 discovery pre-dinner reception; Paint the Town REaD reception;
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  • 5 August 2018 - Sydney, NSW

    2018 Wheelchair Rugby World Championship
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  • 2 August 2018 - Canberra, ACT

    Federal Executive Council; Callers; 50th anniversary of the Australian Army Band Corps afternoon tea
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  • 1 August 2018 - Canberra, ACT

    School tours
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July 2018

June 2018

  • 30 June 2018 - Paris, France

    Program briefing; Participants of the bike ride in memory of Sara Zelenak welcome and morning tea
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  • 29 June 2018 - Brussels, Belgium, Canberra, ACT

    TERRA Research Centre visit; Provincial Governor of Namur lunch; Cochlear Technology Centre visit; The Waterfront performance; Governor of West Flanders dinner; Federal Executive Council
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  • 28 June 2018 - Brussels, Belgium; Canberra, ACT

    Program briefing; Wreath laying ceremony; Meeting with the President of the Senate; Meeting with the Mayor of Brussels; Official lunch; Investiture ceremony; Australian-Belgian business community reception
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  • 27 June 2018 - Rome, Italy; Brussels, Belgium

    National Institute for Astrophysics visit; Welcoming ceremony; Ceremonial Welcome; State Banquet
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  • 26 June 2018 - Rome, Italy

    Wreath Laying ceremony; Australian Embassy reception; Meeting with the President of the Italian Republic; Australian business and defence organisations reception; Australian Embassy staff dinner
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  • 25 June 2018 - Vatican City; Rome, Italy

    Meeting with the Head of State of the Holy See; Meeting with the Secretary of State of the Holy See; Australian Catholic University visit; Prayer service; Australian-Holy See community reception
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  • 24 June 2018 - Rome, Italy

    Welcome ceremony
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  • 23 June 2018 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Welcome ceremony
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  • 22 June 2018 - Canberra, ACT

    Proclamation; Welcome ceremony
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  • 21 June 2018 - Canberra, ACT

    Federal Executive Council; Assent to Treasury Laws Amendment Bill
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  • 20 June 2018 - Canberra, ACT

    School tours
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  • 19 June 2018 - Canberra, ACT

    Caller; Farewell lunch for Dr Gerard Vaughan AM; Leadership Ballarat and Western Region afternoon tea
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  • 19 June 2018 - Canberra, ACT

    Caller; Farewell lunch for Dr Gerard Vaughan AM; Leadership Ballarat and Western Region afternoon tea
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  • 18 June 2018 - Canberra, ACT

    European Trade Commissioner afternoon tea; Callers
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  • 17 June 2018 - Canberra, ACT

    Caller
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  • 15 June 2018 - Canberra, ACT

    Radio 1RPH visit; Retiring Service Chiefs dinner
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  • 14 June 2018 - Canberra, ACT

    Caller; Investiture Ceremony
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  • 13 June 2018 - Canberra, ACT

    Prime Minister of Solomon Islands meeting
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  • 12 June 2018 - Canberra, ACT

    School tours
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  • 10 June 2018 - Brisbane, QLD

    Samoan Church Service; Orange Sky Australia headquarters visit
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  • 9 June 2018 - Canberra, ACT; Brisbane, QLD

    2018 Trooping of the Queen’s Colour; Wallabies v Ireland rugby union match
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  • 8 June 2018 - Melbourne, VIC

    Corporal Cameron Baird VC MG portrait unveiling; Vision Australia Wicking Centre official opening; The Australian Ballet Centre visit
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  • 7 June 2018 - Canberra, ACT

    Federal Executive Council; Winter Paralympic Team morning tea; Caller
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  • 6 June 2018 - Canberra, ACT

    Caller; Lunch for Archbishop Christopher Prowse
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  • 4 June 2018 - Sydney, NSW; Canberra, ACT

    Sydney, NSW; Canberra, ACT 74th International Air Transport Annual General Meeting; Funeral; Dinner for Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP
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  • 2 June 2018 - Sydney, NSW

    Harvard University Krokodiloes performance
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  • 1 June 2018 - Sydney, NSW

    CrossFit Pacific Regionals; Children’s Cancer Institute Reception
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May 2018

  • 31 May 2018 - Canberra, ACT

    Caller
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  • 29 May 2018 - Canberra, ACT

    Federal Executive Council
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  • 27 May 2018 - Canberra, ACT

    Indigenous Marathon Foundation Reconciliation Run
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  • 26 May 2018 - Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

    Farewell ceremony
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  • 25 May 2018 - Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

    Breakfast briefing; Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee meeting; Military Hospital 175 visit; RMIT University Vietnam visit; Australia-Vietnam Young Leadership Dialogue roundtable; Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City reception; 45th anniversary of diplomatic relations concert; 45th anniversary of diplomatic relations reception
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  • 24 May 2018 - Hanoi, Vietnam; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

    Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam breakfast; Monument of National Heroes Wreath laying ceremony; Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Wreath laying ceremony; President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam meeting; State lunch; Chairperson of the National Assembly of Vietnam meeting; Australian Embassy visit; General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam meeting; Farewell ceremony; Welcome Ceremony
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  • 23 May 2018 - Hanoi, Vietnam

    Socialist Republic of Vietnam welcome ceremony; Australian Embassy reception; Proclamation
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  • 21 May 2018 - Canberra, ACT

    National Palliative Care Week morning tea; Investiture ceremony
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  • 19 May 2018 - Sydney, NSW

    Admiralty House Open Day; Rugby union match
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  • 18 May 2018 - Canberra, ACT

    High Commissioner of Canada dinner
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  • 17 May 2018 - Canberra, ACT

    Australian Bravery Decorations Council lunch; Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam dinner
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  • 16 May 2018 - Townsville, QLD

    50th anniversary of the Battle of Coral parade and morning tea; Official dedication of the Ronald McDonald Family Room; Visit to James Cook University; Mess dinner in honour of Coral Veterans
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  • 15 May 2018 - Hamilton Island, QLD

    Visit to Hamilton Island; post-Cyclone Debbie briefing
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  • 11 May 2018 - Canberra, ACT

    Battle of the Coral Sea commemorative service
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  • 10 May 2018 - Canberra, ACT

    Federal Executive Council; ADF Warrant Officers lunch
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  • 9 May 2018 - Canberra, ACT

    30th anniversary of the opening of Parliament House; United Arab Emirates Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation call
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  • 8 May 2018 - Canberra, ACT

    ADF golf; Nurses and Midwives Remembrance and Wreath Laying ceremony; Former Chiefs of the Defence Force dinner
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  • 7 May 2018 - Canberra, ACT

    Investiture ceremony
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  • 4 May 2018 - Canberra, ACT

    Investiture ceremony; Investiture dinner
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  • 3 May 2018 - Canberra, ACT

    Investiture ceremonies
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  • 2 May 2018 - Canberra, ACT

    The Australian Ballet reception
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  • 2 May 2018 - Sydney, NSW; Canberra, ACT

    President of the French Republic meeting
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  • 1 May 2018 - Sydney, NSW

    Arrival in Australia of the President of the French Republic
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April 2018

  • 30 April 2018 - Sydney, NSW

    Australian World Orchestra reception
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  • 28 April 2018 - Sydney, NSW

    The Merry Widow Ballet opening performance
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  • 27 April 2018 - Canberra, ACT

    Federal Executive Council; Embassy of the French Republic dinner
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  • 25 April 2018 - Canberra, ACT

    ANZAC Day commemorative services
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  • 23 April 2018 - Canberra, ACT

    School tour
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  • 22 April 2018 - Canberra, ACT

    National Gallery of Australia Foundation morning tea
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  • 21 April 2018 - Canberra, ACT; Gold Coast, QLD

    Australian Army Cadets visit; Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Volunteer thank you event
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  • 20 April 2018 - Longreach, QLD; Winton, QLD

    Longreach Pastoral College visit; Waltzing Matilda Centre official opening; Winton Shire Council official luncheon
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  • 19 April 2018 - Canberra, ACT; Longreach, QLD

    Federal Executive Council; Australian Trucking Association opening breakfast; Longreach welcome; Qantas Founders Museum visit; Longreach Regional Council civic reception
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  • 18 April 2018 - Canberra, ACT

    Credentials ceremonies; Lunch for newly accredited Heads of Mission; School tours
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  • 17 April 2018 - Canberra, ACT

    School tours
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  • 16 April 2018 - Adelaide, SA

    Bedford Group visit; 2018 Special Olympics Opening Ceremony
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  • 15 April 2018 - Gold Coast, QLD

    2018 Commonwealth Games sporting events attendance; 2018 Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony
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  • 14 April 2018 - Gold Coast, QLD

    2018 Commonwealth Games sporting events attendance
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  • 13 April 2018 - Gold Coast, QLD

    2018 Commonwealth Games sporting events attendance
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  • 12 April 2018 - Gold Coast, QLD; Canberra, ACT

    2018 Commonwealth Games sporting events attendance
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  • 11 April 2018 - Canberra, ACT

    School tours
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  • 10 April 2018 - Darwin, NT; Canberra, ACT

    Farewell ceremony for His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales
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  • 9 April 2018 - Canberra, ACT

    School tour
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  • 8 April 2018 - Townsville, QLD

    Grigoryan Brothers and Townsville Guitar Orchestra Performance; 2018 Commonwealth Games women’s preliminary basketball match
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  • 7 April 2018 - Gold Coast, QLD; Cairns, QLD

    2018 Commonwealth Games 77kg weightlifting men’s final; Beginnings: A Musical Story of Cairns; 2018 Commonwealth Games men’s preliminary basketball match
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  • 6 April 2018 - Gold Coast, QLD

    2018 Commonwealth Games sporting events
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  • 5 April 2018 - Gold Coast, QLD

    Governor-General of Papua New Guinea meeting; President of the Republic of Fiji meeting; Hospital visit; Commonwealth Games 2018 sporting events attendance; Governor-General of New Zealand dinner
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  • 4 April 2018 - Brisbane, QLD; Gold Coast, QLD

    Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall ceremonial welcome; Dignitaries reception; Audience with Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall; Commonwealth Games opening ceremony
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  • 3 April 2018 - Gold Coast, QLD; Brisbane, QLD

    Commonwealth Games Operations Centre visit; Commonwealth Games Uniform and Accreditation Centre visit; Operation ATLAS visit; Trade 2018 Business Leaders reception
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  • 2 April 2018 - Gold Coast, QLD; Brisbane, QLD

    Commonwealth Games Village visit; Commonwealth Games Village Australian Team Welcome Ceremony; Australian Commonwealth Games Team Reception and Flagbearer announcement
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  • 1 April 2018 - Brisbane, QLD

    Arrival in Australia of the President of the Republic of Nauru; Arrival in Australia of the Governor of Anguilla
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March 2018

February 2018

January 2018