Governor-General’s Program

July 2016

  • 22 July 2016 - Canberra, ACT

    Caller
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  • 19 July 2016 - Canberra, ACT; Sydney, NSW

    Call by the Prime Minister; Federal Executive Council; Ministerial Swearing-in Ceremony; Vice President of the United States of America dinner
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  • 14 July 2016 - Paris, France

    Bastille Day parade; Bastille Day reception
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  • 13 July 2016 - Paris, France

    French Minister of Defence reception
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  • 12 July 2016 - Paris, France

    Australian Ambassador dinner
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  • 11 July 2016 - Canberra, ACT

    Proclamation
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  • 10 July 2016 - Sydney, NSW

    Harvard University Krokodiloes performance
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  • 9 July 2016 - Sydney, NSW

    20th anniversary of Assistance Dogs Australia morning tea; Governor of NSW dinner
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  • 8 July 2016 - Sydney, NSW

    150th anniversary of the Royal Aeronautical Society reception
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  • 6 July 2016 - Canberra, ACT

    National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee presentation; Fred Hollows Foundation fundraising event
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  • 5 July 2016 - Kalgoorlie, WA

    Bega Garnbirringu Health Services visit; Tjuma Pulka NAIDOC Week Markets; Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines Super Pit visit; Foodbank Kalgoorlie-Boulder anniversary
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  • 4 July 2016 - Perth and Kalgoorlie, WA

    Governor of Perth Investiture Ceremony; Kalgoorlie Royal Flying Doctor Service visit; Kalgoorlie-Boulder Youth Council special meeting; Kalgoorlie-Boulder Civic Reception
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  • 1 July 2016 - Canberra, ACT

    Australian Defence Force v Australian Police inaugural Rugby Union match; Brumbies v Reds match
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June 2016

  • 30 June 2016 - Canberra, ACT

    Farewell lunch for the Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
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  • 29 June 2016 - Canberra, ACT

    Canada’s 149th birthday reception; Dinner
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  • 26 June 2016 - Sydney, NSW

    Opera Australia’s 60th Anniversary Gala Concert and Dinner
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  • 25 June 2016 - Sydney, NSW

    Australia v England 2016 Rugby Series Third Test
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  • 24 June 2016 - Sydney, NSW

    The King's School Cadet Corps' Sesquicentenary and Passing Out Parade
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  • 23 June 2016 - Canberra, ACT

    Federal Executive Council; ‘2016 Vinnies CEO Sleepout’
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  • 22 June 2016 - Canberra, ACT

    Credentials ceremonies
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  • 21 June 2016 - Adelaide, SA

    The Band of the South Australia Police visit; Southern Cross Care’s ‘Oakfield Lodge’ opening
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  • 20 June 2016 - Canberra, ACT; Adelaide, SA

    Australian Local Government Association’s National General Assembly opening; Mental Illness Fellowship of South Australia visit; Spastic Centres of South Australia visit; Adelaide Pre-Release Centre visit; Catherine House visit
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  • 17 June 2016 - Melbourne, VIC

    Olympic gold medal presentation ceremony; Investiture Ceremony
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  • 11 June 2016 - London, United Kingdom

    The Queen’s Birthday Parade; Cricket match England v Sri Lanka
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  • 10 June 2016 - London, United Kingdom

    National Service of Thanksgiving; Commonwealth Governors-General lunch; Australian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom dinner
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  • 9 June 2016 - London, United Kingdom

    London Ambulance Service visit; Lendlease visit; Commonwealth Governors-General meeting; New Zealand and Canadian Governors-General dinner
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  • 7 June 2016 - Brisbane, QLD

    Proclamation
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  • 6 June 2016 - Melbourne, VIC

    2016 Centenary Returned and Services League National Conference
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  • 5 June 2016 - Melbourne, VIC

    Gregory Sher Reintegration and Recovery Centre opening
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  • 2 June 2016 - Richmond, NSW

    Repatriation Ceremony and Memorial Service
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  • 1 June 2016 - Canberra, ACT

    Canberra Hospital Foundation morning tea; Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th Birthday reception
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May 2016

  • 29 May 2016 - Sydney, NSW

    St Mary’s Cathedral Sunday Mass
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  • 28 May 2016 - Sydney, NSW

    Caller
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  • 27 May 2016 - Canberra, ACT

    Non-resident Credentials; 2016 Invictus Games Team welcome home reception; Migrant and Refugee Settlement Services of the ACT fundraiser event
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  • 26 May 2016 - Canberra, ACT

    National Palliative Care Week morning tea; Molonglo Cricket Club Diamond Jubilee dinner
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  • 25 May 2016 - Melbourne, VIC; Canberra, ACT

    Monash University Graduation; Monash University House lunch; Asha Community Health and Development Society reception
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  • 24 May 2016 - Melbourne, VIC

    Lifeline Australia fundraising lunch; The Royal Humane Society of Australasia 2015 Stanhope Gold Medal presentation; Searchlight Dinner for the reestablishment of the Vivian Bullwinkel Professorial Chair
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  • 23 May 2016 - Canberra, ACT

    Callers
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  • 21 May 2016 - Brisbane, QLD

    Meeting with the Governor of Queensland; Australian Services Rugby Union Gala Day; Rosies Friends on the Street Outreach Service
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  • 20 May 2016 - Brisbane, QLD

    Brisbane Coast Guard visit; Harmony Place, Yeronga visit; Exercise Vital Prospect 16; Open Doors Youth Service
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  • 19 May 2016 - Sydney, NSW; Amberley, QLD; Brisbane, QLD

    The Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal door knock; RAAF Base Amberley visit; 36SQN Colours Consecration and Laying Up parade; meeting with Mr Cecil Kenwrick
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  • 18 May 2016 - Sydney, NSW

    ‘Athletes Farewell’ dinner
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  • 17 May 2016 - Canberra, ACT

    African Heads of Mission lunch
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  • 16 May 2016 - Canberra, ACT

    Federal Executive Council
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  • 12 May 2016 - Canberra, ACT

    Indigenous Marathon Project’s 2016 Camp visit
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  • 11 May 2016 - Canberra, ACT

    Global Voices morning tea
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  • 10 May 2016 - Canberra, ACT

    Nurses Remembrance and Thanksgiving Ceremony
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  • 9 May 2016 - Canberra, ACT and Sydney, NSW

    Federal Executive Council; Proclamation to dissolve Parliament; Paint the Town REaD reception
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  • 8 May 2016 - Canberra, ACT

    Call by the Prime Minister
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  • 7 May 2016 - Sydney, NSW

    League of Ancient Mariners lunch; Super Rugby match ‘Waratahs v Cheetahs’
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  • 6 May 2016 - Canberra, ACT

    2016 Australian Olympic Rowing Team visit
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  • 5 May 2016 - Canberra, ACT

    Federal Executive Council; Australian Bravery Decorations Council lunch
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  • 2 May 2016 - Kuwait City, Kuwait

    Meeting with CEO, Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company; Al-Qurain Martyr Museum visit; Australian College of Kuwait visit; Farewell ceremony
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  • 1 May 2016 - Kuwait City, Kuwait

    Briefing by the Australian Ambassador to the State of Kuwait; Meeting with the Amir and the Crown Prince of the State of Kuwait; Bayan Palace State Lunch; Amricani Cultural Centre visit; Kuwait Australian Embassy reception; Dinner hosted by Prime Minister of Kuwait
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April 2016

  • 30 April 2016 - Kabul, Afghanistan

    Kabul International Airport; Meeting with the Chief Executive of Afghanistan; Meeting with the President of Afghanistan; Meeting with Commander Resolute Support; Afternoon tea at Headquarters Resolute Support; Visit to Camp Grant
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  • 29 April 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

    Business Breakfast Meeting; Meeting with the Prime Minister of Finland; Meeting with the Speaker of the Parliament of Finland; Arctia Ltd’s ‘Floating Headquarters’ visit
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  • 28 April 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

    Briefing by the Australian Ambassador to Sweden, Finland, Latvia and Estonia; Presidential Palace Welcome Ceremony; Mannerheim Museum visit; City of Helsinki lunch briefing; Commander of the Finnish Defence Force briefing; Hietaniemi Cemetery ceremony; VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland visit; Presidential Palace State Dinner
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  • 27 April 2016 - Paris, France

    Visit to the French Mint; Exhibition of the Lesueur collection; Investiture Ceremony; Farewell lunch with Australian Embassy staff; Roundtable discussion at MEDEF Headquarters
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  • 26 April 2016 - Paris, France

    Meeting with the Mayor of Paris; Visit to the National Library of France; Visit to the Legion of Honour Museum; Archives Event at the Culture Ministry; Meeting with President of the French Republic; State Dinner at the Elysée Palace
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  • 25 April 2016 - Villers-Bretonneux, France; Paris, France

    Australian National Memorial Anzac Day Dawn Service; Villers-Bretonneux Town Breakfast; Meeting with the French Minister of Defence; Villers-Bretonneux Town Service; Rekindling of the Flame ceremony
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  • 24 April 2016 - Amiens, France; Villers-Bretonneux, France

    Adelaide Cemetery Commemorative Ceremony; Lunch and tree planting at Château de Bertangles; Amiens Civic Reception; Guided tour of the Amiens Cathedrale
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  • 23 April 2016 - Paris, France

    Dinner with the Australian Ambassador to France
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  • 22 April 2016 - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

    Australian Embassy Abu Dhabi reception
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  • 21 April 2016 - Bangkok, Thailand

    Birthday message to Her Majesty The Queen; Proclamation; Australian Embassy Bangkok reception; Investiture Ceremony
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  • 18 April 2016 - Canberra, ACT

    Opening of the Second Session of the Forty-Fourth Commonwealth Parliament
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  • 17 April 2016 - Sydney, NSW

    Opening of the International Festival of Language and Culture
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  • 16 April 2016 - Sydney, NSW

    Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP visit
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  • 15 April 2016 - Canberra, ACT

    Investiture Ceremonies; Investiture Dinner
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  • 14 April 2016 - Canberra, ACT

    Federal Executive Council; Callers; Australian Electoral Commission visit
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  • 13 April 2016 - Canberra, ACT

    Credentials ceremonies; Lunch for newly accredited Heads of Mission
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  • 12 April 2016 - Canberra, ACT

    National Archives call; Australian Cancer Research Foundation reception
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  • 10 April 2016 - Melbourne, VIC

    Mary Mackillop Aged Care Centre visit; 75th Anniversary Commemorations of the Battle of Crete; 75th Anniversary Commemorations of the Siege of Tobruk
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  • 9 April 2016 - Melbourne, VIC

    Australian Womensport and Recreation Association call; Richmond Football Club President’s Luncheon, Richmond Tigers v Adelaide Crows
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  • 8 April 2016 - Echuca, VIC

    Official Launch of the M.V. Mary Ann; Port of Echuca Discovery Centre visit; Community Living and Respite Services ‘Number 4’ visit; Berrimba Childcare Centre visit; Shire of Campaspe Civic Reception
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  • 7 April 2016 - Canberra, ACT

    Non-resident Credentials
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  • 3 April 2016 - Canberra, ACT

    Australian Football League ‘Greater Western Sydney GIANTS v Geelong Cats'
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  • 2 April 2016 - Canberra, ACT

    Royal Australian Corps of Military Police Centenary Parade; Super Rugby Union ‘Brumbies v Chiefs’
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March 2016

February 2016

  • 29 February 2016 - Canberra, ACT

    Callers
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  • 28 February 2016 - Canberra, ACT

    Australian Air Force Cadets 75th Anniversary reception
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  • 26 February 2016 - Canberra, ACT

    Super Rugby Union ‘Brumbies v Hurricanes’
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  • 25 February 2016 - Canberra, ACT

    Federal Executive Council; Brumbies jersey presentation; State of Kuwait reception
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  • 24 February 2016 - Canberra, ACT

    2016 DonateLife Walk; Credentials ceremonies; Lunch for newly accredited Heads of Mission
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  • 23 February 2016 - Melbourne, VIC

    Westbourne Grammar ‘Winjeel’ Junior School building opening; Spirit of ANZAC Centenary Experience exhibition; General Sir John Monash Foundation Scholarship Ceremony
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  • 20 February 2016 - Armidale, NSW; Canberra, ACT

    Freeman House; Australian Navy and Air Force Cadet Honour Guard; Canberra Symphony Orchestra Shell Prom Concert
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  • 19 February 2016 - Armidale, NSW; Guyra, NSW

    Uralla; Aboriginal Cultural Centre and Keeping Place; New England Regional Arts Museum; Armidale Civic Reception; Minimbah Primary School; University of New England; CSIRO Armidale; Guyra Show opening
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  • 18 February 2016 - Canberra, ACT; Inverell, NSW

    Call by the Prime Minister; Federal Executive Council; Ministerial Swearing-in Ceremony; Macintyre High School visit; Linking Together Centre; McLean Care; BEST Food Garden; Returned Services Memorial Club afternoon tea; Inverell Town Hall civic reception
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  • 17 February 2016 - Canberra, ACT

    Dinner for the Council for the Order of Australia
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  • 12 February 2016 - Canberra, ACT; Melbourne, VIC

    Investiture ceremony; Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
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  • 11 February 2016 - Canberra, ACT

    Federal Executive Council; Decimal Currency 50th anniversary; Royal Australian Army Medical Corps awards ceremony
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  • 9 February 2016 - Canberra, ACT

    Dinner
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  • 8 February 2016 - Canberra, ACT

    Legacy Club of Canberra annual reception
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  • 7 February 2016 - Sydney, NSW

    World Rugby Sevens; Matthew Talbot Hostel visit
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  • 6 February 2016 - Nimmitabel, NSW

    Nimmitabel Show opening
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  • 4 February 2016 - Canberra, ACT

    Cancer Council ACT morning tea
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  • 3 February 2016 - Canberra, ACT

    Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation visit
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  • 2 February 2016 - Canberra, ACT

    2016 ABC Heywire Youth Summit afternoon tea; Women’s International Cricket Series reception
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January 2016

  • 30 January 2016 - Melbourne, VIC

    The Australian Ballet School student residence opening; The Royal Children’s Hospital visit; 2016 Australian Open Women’s Final
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  • 26 January 2016 - Sydney, NSW

    2016 Australia Day Celebration and Citizen Ceremony
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  • 24 January 2016 - Canberra, ACT

    2016 Australian of the Year Awards reception
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  • 22 January 2016 - Sydney, NSW

    Inaugural Governor-General’s XI Cricket Match
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  • 21 January 2016 - Sydney, NSW

    Inaugural Governor-General’s XI lunch
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  • 20 January 2016 - Sydney, NSW

    Farewell lunch for the Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
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  • 17 January 2016 - Sydney, NSW

    400th anniversary concert in recognition of the Dirk Hartog landing
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  • 16 January 2016 - Sydney, NSW

    Engineering Aid Australia morning tea; Lunch
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  • 15 January 2016 - Sydney, NSW

    Opera Australia ‘The Pearlfishers’ Sydney opening night
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  • 11 January 2016 - Sydney, NSW

    Federal Executive Council
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  • 8 January 2016 - Newcastle, NSW

    Funeral service for the late David ‘Jacko’ Jackman
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  • 4 January 2016 - Sydney, NSW

    Day Two of the Commonwealth Bank Cricket Test Match and Governor-General’s XI launch
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  • 3 January 2016 - Sydney, NSW

    Day One of the Commonwealth Bank Cricket Test Match – Australia versus West Indies
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