Governor-General's Program

2015

August 2015

  • 27 August 2015

    St Francis of Assisi Regional Primary School visit; Australian Rugby Union Wallabies lunch and farewell; Visit to Dubbo
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  • 26 August 2015

    Keep Australia Beautiful ACT Sustainable Cities Awards and morning tea; Investiture Ceremony
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  • 25 August 2015

    14th Annual RSL and Services Clubs Conference; Wattle Day Association afternoon tea
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  • 24 August 2015

    Callers
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  • 21 August 2015

    Hear and Say Brisbane Centre visit; United Nations Association of Australia reception
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  • 20 August 2015

    Federal Executive Council; Group Training Australia afternoon tea; United Service Club Queensland dinner
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  • 19 August 2015

    Credentials ceremonies; Lunch for newly accredited Heads of Mission; Northern Mallee and Loddon Murray Community Leadership Groups afternoon tea
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  • 18 August 2015

    Vietnam Veterans’ Remembrance Day service; Call by Speaker of the Parliament (Shura Council) of Saudi Arabia; ASEAN Day reception
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  • 17 August 2015

    Lunch in honour of LTGEN John Caligari AO DSC
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  • 16 August 2015

    Netball World Cup Final
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  • 15 August 2015

    Sandakan Day Memorial Service; Farewell Ceremony Sandakan
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  • 14 August 2015

    Farewell Ceremony Kuala Lumpur; Visit to Royal Malaysian Air Force Base Butterworth; Welcome Ceremony Sandakan; Sandakan Day Reception
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  • 13 August 2015

    Ceremonial Welcome; Brunch; Meeting with the Prime Minister of Malaysia; Visit to the Australian International School; Visit to Monash University Malaysia; State Dinner
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  • 12 August 2015

    Visit to Kuala Lumpur
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  • 11 August 2015

    Farewell ceremony Dubai; Arrival ceremony Kuala Lumpur
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  • 10 August 2015

    Meeting with the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces
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  • 9 August 2015

    Visit to Australian troops in Iraq accompanied by Australian Victoria Cross recipients
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  • 8 August 2015

    Visit to Eceabat Medical Centre; Visit to Hill 60 and Hill 10 Cemeteries; Lunch; 100th anniversary of the Battle for Chunuk Bair international commemoration; Dinner
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  • 7 August 2015

    Visit to Troy and Assos; Ҫanakkale Naval Museum
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  • 6 August 2015

    Visit to Gallipoli Peninsula; ‘Honouring Warrior Spirits’ Ceremony; Lone Pine Centenary Commemorative Service; Reception; Federal Executive Council
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  • 5 August 2015

    Breakfast with Australian expatriates; Visit Sultanahmet area; Meeting with the Greek Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch; Meeting with the Governor of Istanbul; Visit to the Church of the Holy Saviour; Reception for Embassy and Consulate staff
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  • 4 August 2015

    Morning tea; Visit to the Ataturk Mausoleum; Ceremonial welcome; Meeting with the President of the Republic of Turkey; State Lunch; Welcome ceremony; Gallipoli Symphony Concert
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  • 3 August 2015

    Welcome ceremony; Briefing; Museum of Anatolian Civilisations; Dinner for Embassy staff
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  • 2 August 2015

    Meeting with the Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates
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  • 1 August 2015

    Proclamation; Visit to Singapore
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July 2015

  • 31 July 2015

    HMAS Tobruk Decommissioning Ceremony; Australian World Orchestra concert
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  • 29 July 2015

    Departure of the President of the United Republic of Tanzania
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  • 28 July 2015

    Ceremonial Welcome and State Lunch for His Excellency Dr Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, President of the United Republic of Tanzania and Her Excellency Mama Salma Kikwete
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  • 27 July 2015

    National Suicide Prevention Conference; Australian Antarctic Division visit
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  • 24 July 2015

    Call by Chief of Air Force; 2nd Division Centenary Parade
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  • 23 July 2015

    Federal Executive Council; Sir John Monash Scholars
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  • 22 July 2015

    ANU Tuckwell Scholars reception
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  • 20 July 2015

    Canberra Tree Week 2015; Non-Resident Credentials
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  • 19 July 2015

    Fromelles Commemorative Service; Jewish Museum of Australia
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  • 18 July 2015

    Australia v South Africa Rugby Union Test Match
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  • 17 July 2015

    MH17 First Anniversary National Memorial Service; Visit to Brisbane
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  • 15 July 2015

    2015 ‘Advancing Community Cohesion’ Conference
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  • 12 July 2015

    Sir Edward ‘Weary’ Dunlop Commemorative Service
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  • 11 July 2015

    Melbourne visit
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  • 10 July 2015

    Assistance Dogs Australia morning tea; NAIDOC Inner City Family and Sports Day; Harvard University Krokodiloes performance
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  • 9 July 2015

    Federal Executive Council
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  • 7 July 2015

    Farewell lunch for the Regimental Sergeant Major - Army; NAIDOC week Flag Raising ceremony
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  • 6 July 2015

    Callers
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  • 5 July 2015

    Visit to Tonga
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  • 4 July 2015

    Visit to Tonga; Coronation of His Majesty King Tupou VI
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  • 3 July 2015

    Visit to Tonga
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  • 2 July 2015

    Visit to Vanuatu
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  • 1 July 2015

    Centenary of the Royal Australian Survey Corps Wreathlaying Ceremony; Proclamation; State Dinner
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June 2015

  • 30 June 2015

    Second National Service Scheme 50th Anniversary Commemoration Ceremony; Farewell dinner for the Chief of Air Force
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  • 29 June 2015

    Call by the Chief Minister of the ACT
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  • 28 June 2015

    Fort Scratchley Historic Site visit; Christ Church Cathedral church service
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  • 27 June 2015

    Opening of Waratah-Mayfield Multicultural Men’s Shed; Opening of Singleton Men’s Shed; 2015 Wilson Security Black Diamond Cup AFL match; Newcastle Club President’s Dinner
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  • 26 June 2015

    Open Gardens Australia morning tea; The Boys’ Brigade afternoon tea; Call by Chief of Air Force
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  • 25 June 2015

    Federal Executive Council; KidsGive #That’sNotFair launch; Investiture Ceremony; Federal Agency Portfolio Secretaries dinner
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  • 24 June 2015

    Credentials ceremonies; Prime Minister’s 2015 Magna Carta Lecture
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  • 23 June 2015

    Latin American Heads of Mission lunch
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  • 22 June 2015

    Call by the Ambassador of Spain
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  • 21 June 2015

    Agribusiness Council of Australia National Feast dinner
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  • 20 June 2015

    Australia for UNHCR morning tea
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  • 19 June 2015

    Australian Customs and Border Protection Service National Operational Training Centre; Royal Australian Navy Gloucester Cup presentation
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  • 18 June 2015

    New Entry Officer’s Course 52 Passing Out Parade; Australian Catholic University History Showcase Launch, Anniversary Book Launch and Portrait Unveiling; ‘Vinnies CEO Sleepout’
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  • 17 June 2015

    Federal Executive Council; New Entry Officer’s Course 52 Ceremonial Sunset and reception; Commanding Officer HMAS Creswell dinner
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  • 16 June 2015

    50th Anniversary of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust dinner
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  • 5 June 2015

    Special Olympics Australia morning tea
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  • 3 June 2015

    Foodbank Australia reception
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  • 2 June 2015

    Toowong Private Hospital visit; Australian Institute of Company Directors’ Fellows dinner
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  • 1 June 2015

    Beacon Foundation Reception; Sydney Roosters v Melbourne Storm Match
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May 2015

  • 30 May 2015

    Partners of Veterans’ Association of Australia Reception
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  • 29 May 2015

    Their Excellencies Sir Jerry and Lady Janine Mateparae view Sydney Harbour
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  • 28 May 2015

    Federal Executive Council; Swearing-in Ceremony; Ceremonial Welcome and State Lunch for Their Excellencies Sir Jerry and Lady Janine Mateparae; Australian Veterans’ Children Assistance Trust scholarship ceremony
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  • 27 May 2015

    Visit to Parkes
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  • 26 May 2015

    State Visit by the Governor-General of New Zealand; Visit to Uluru-Kata National Park; Call by the Party Secretary, Guangdong Province, People’s Republic of China; The Australian Ballet afternoon tea; National Defence College of India reception
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  • 25 May 2015

    Clare Holland House morning tea; State Visit by the Governor-General of New Zealand; Visit to Uluru-Kata National Park
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  • 21 May 2015

    Radio 1RPH visit; Defence Special Needs Support Group afternoon tea; Opening of ‘Revealing the Rothschild Prayer Book’ exhibition; Opening night of The Australian Ballet performance of ‘Giselle’
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  • 18 May 2015

    Westfield Matildas morning tea; Gurkha Welfare Fund afternoon tea
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  • 16 May 2015

    Ronald McDonald House Sydney Telethon
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  • 15 May 2015

    Australian War Memorial and Department of Veterans’ Affairs morning tea; 2015 Rotary Adventure in Citizenship Visit
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  • 14 May 2015

    Federal Executive Council; Aboriginal Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Foundation Launch; International Police Association-ACT Region Meeting
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  • 13 May 2015

    Credentials ceremonies; Lunch for newly accredited Heads of Mission; Last Post Ceremony; FASHFEST opening night
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  • 12 May 2015

    Visit to Cairns
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  • 11 May 2015

    Radio 1RPH morning tea; Visit to Cairns
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  • 9 May 2015

    Indigenous Marathon Project’s 2015 First Camp
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  • 8 May 2015

    Welcoming members of the Australiana Fund; Visit to Cystic Fibrosis Treatment Centre; Launch of the Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal; Farewell dinner for the Chief of Army
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  • 7 May 2015

    Call by His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales
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  • 6 May 2015

    The Commonwealth Club’s Diamond Jubilee Dinner
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  • 4 May 2015

    Opening of Jamala Wildlife Lodge
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  • 3 May 2015

    ‘Sunday Dreaming’ Picnic
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  • 1 May 2015

    National Emergency Services Memorial; Children’s Hospital Visit; Meeting with NSW Premier
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April 2015

  • 30 April 2015

    Federal Executive Council; Sydney Dance Company ‘Frame of Mind’ performance
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  • 28 April 2015

    Caller
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  • 25 April 2015

    ANZAC Day Centenary Commemoration, Wellington and Canberra
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  • 24 April 2015

    Visit to New Zealand
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  • 23 April 2015

    Clontarf Foundation morning tea; Lunch for the former President and Prime Minister of Timor-Leste
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  • 21 April 2015

    Prime Minister’s Anzac Centenary programme of events launch
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  • 20 April 2015

    Widows of First World War Veterans Flight Farewell
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  • 18 April 2015

    Aquis Brumbies v Melbourne Rebels Super Rugby match
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  • 17 April 2015

    Investiture Ceremonies; Investiture Dinner
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  • 16 April 2015

    Federal Executive Council; Opening of ‘The World War I Centenary Exhibition’
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  • 15 April 2015

    War Widows’ 21st Field of Remembrance Dedication Ceremony and 2015 Anzac Service; Anzac Centenary 18 Pounder Gun Welcome to Canberra
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  • 14 April 2015

    Federal Executive Council
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  • 13 April 2015

    Army Cadet Visit; Tour de Legacy Launch
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  • 12 April 2015

    Final Commemorative Service for the Rats of Tobruk Association NSW; Lunch
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  • 9 April 2015

    City of Gold Coast Visit
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  • 8 April 2015

    Visit to Cerebral Palsy Alliance Canberra Centre
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  • 6 April 2015

    Visit by His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales
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  • 2 April 2015

    ‘Shark 02’ 10th Anniversary Service; L'Arche Genesaret Afternoon Tea
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March 2015

  • 30 March 2015

    State Visit to China, Beijing Program
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  • 29 March 2015

    State Visit to China, Chongqing Program
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  • 28 March 2015

    State Visit to China, Sanya Program
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  • 27 March 2015

    State Visit to China, Hainan Program; State Funeral Service for the late Right Honourable Malcolm Fraser AC CH
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  • 26 March 2015

    Federal Executive Council; State Visit to China, Guangzhou Program
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  • 25 March 2015

    State Visit to China; Reception for the 2015 National Schools Constitutional Convention
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  • 24 March 2015

    Federal Executive Council; Credentials
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  • 23 March 2015

    Visit to Hobart
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  • 22 March 2015

    Dinner hosted by the Governor of Tasmania
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  • 21 March 2015

    Visit to Townsville
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  • 20 March 2015

    Australia’s Federation Guard 15th Birthday morning tea; Opening of ‘Learning and Innovation for a New Queensland’ Precinct at Sheldon College; Opening of ‘Jennifer Reeves Building’ at St Hilda’s School
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  • 20 March 2015

    Australia’s Federation Guard 15th Birthday; Opening of ‘Learning and Innovation for a New Queensland’ Precinct at Sheldon College; Opening of ‘Jennifer Reeves Building’ at St Hilda’s School
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  • 19 March 2015

    Visit to the Martin Place Lindt Chocolate Café
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  • 18 March 2015

    Kookaburra Kids lunch; Centre for Social Impact afternoon tea; 2015 Cricket World Cup Quarter Final match; New South Wales based Youth Patronages dinner
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  • 17 March 2015

    Opening of Robert Poate Reintegration and Recovery Centre and National Soldier On Headquarters; Call by the Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam
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  • 16 March 2015

    Rotary Club of Canberra lunch
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  • 15 March 2015

    National Gallery of Australia Foundation brunch reception
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  • 13 March 2015

    Morning Tea for the Canberra Rats of Tobruk; Visit to Rockhampton and Yeppoon
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  • 12 March 2015

    Federal Executive Council; Lunch for the Deputy Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs; St John Investiture Ceremony; Duke of Edinburgh’s Award ACT 2015 Gold Award Presentation
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  • 11 March 2015

    Opening of ANZAC Walk and ANZAC Place in Emerald; Visit to the Fire Protection Association; Visit to First Voice
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  • 9 March 2015

    Commonwealth Day Multi-Faith Celebration
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  • 8 March 2015

    Visit to Ronald McDonald House; ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Australia v Sri Lanka match
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  • 6 March 2015

    Aquis Brumbies v Western Force Super Rugby match
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  • 5 March 2015

    International Women’s Day lunch; Reception for the Canberra Hospital Foundation; Departure from Australia of The King and Queen of Norway
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  • 4 March 2015

    Call by the Prime Minister; Dinner for State and Territory Official Secretaries
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  • 3 March 2015

    Eisenhower School morning tea; Parliamentary delegation from Fiji; Alzheimer’s Australia Consumer Summit reception
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  • 2 March 2015

    Reception for visiting Justices of the Supreme Court of India and Justices of the High Court of Australia
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February 2015

  • 27 February 2015

    Opening of St Brigid’s Green Aged Care Community Village; Sydney Symphony Orchestra’s Opening Gala Performance of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony
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  • 26 February 2015

    Federal Executive Council; Duntroon Society lunch
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  • 25 February 2015

    Gift of Life DonateLife Walk
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  • 24 February 2015

    State Funeral Service for the late Mrs Faith Bandler AC
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  • 23 February 2015

    Ceremonial Welcome and State Lunch for The King and Queen of Norway
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  • 22 February 2015

    Re-opening of the ‘Australia in the Great War’ Gallery; ‘Australia in The Great War’ Gallery Lunch
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  • 21 February 2015

    Australian National University Tuckwell Scholarship Commencement Dinner
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  • 20 February 2015

    Investiture Ceremony
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  • 19 February 2015

    Opening of the Racial Discrimination Act 40th Anniversary Conference
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  • 18 February 2015

    Opening of the Yarra Valley Grammar Science and Mathematics faculty; Royal Humane Society of Australasia investiture; General Sir John Monash Foundation scholarship ceremony
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  • 17 February 2015

    Visit to Regional Victoria
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  • 16 February 2015

    Visit to Regional Victoria
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  • 15 February 2015

    Australian Bravery Association Service of Remembrance; Reception for the Afghanistan Cricket Team
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  • 14 February 2015

    2015 Canberra Symphony Orchestra Shell Prom Concert
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  • 13 February 2015

    Lunch Reception for the 40th Anniversary Year of the Australian honours system; Brumbies v Queensland Reds Rugby match
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  • 12 February 2015

    Federal Executive Council; Royal Australian Army Medical Corps Awards Ceremony
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  • 11 February 2015

    Australian War Memorial First World War galleries viewing; ‘Day of China’ Music Concert
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  • 10 February 2015

    Constitution Education Fund Australia reception
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  • 9 February 2015

    Funeral Service for the late Major Matthew Carr; Visit to RAAF Base Williamtown
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  • 6 February 2015

    Official opening of the St John Ambulance Australia National Office
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  • 5 February 2015

    Investiture Ceremony for Scouts Australia; Visit to the National Museum of Australia
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  • 4 February 2015

    State Funeral for the late the Honourable Tom Uren AC; 2015 Season Launch for the ACT Brumbies
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  • 2 February 2015

    Australia-United Kingdom Ministerial Consultations; Opening of the Dr Chau Chak Wing Building; Visit to Grow Headquarters NSW
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January 2015

  • 31 January 2015

    Royal Military College Duntroon Class of '68 Reunion
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  • 30 January 2015

    Caller
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  • 27 January 2015

    Visit to Saudi Arabia following the passing of King Abdullah
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  • 26 January 2015

    Visit to Saudi Arabia following the passing of King Abdullah
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  • 25 January 2015

    Australia Celebrates event; Proclamation
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  • 24 January 2015

    Australian of the Year Award Finalists Reception
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  • 21 January 2015

    Arrival in Australia of the Governor-General of New Zealand
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  • 17 January 2015

    Engineering Aid Australia reception; Lunch
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  • 16 January 2015

    Federal Executive Council
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  • 13 January 2015

    AFC Asian Cup
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  • 12 January 2015

    Dinner
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  • 7 January 2015

    Day Two of the Commonwealth Bank Cricket Test Match – Australia versus India
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  • 6 January 2015

    Day One of the Commonwealth Bank Cricket Test Match – Australia versus India
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  • 3 January 2015

    La Bohème Opening Night
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