Homepage Find out about the Governor-General Watch the Governor-General's Australia Day address - "we have every reason to be optimistic about our future because at our core we are a good people." The Governor-General and Mrs Hurley reflect on why they strive to make a visit to Government House a special and memorable experience, and the role that the beautifully maintained gardens play in celebrating and uplifting members of our community. Vale Major General the Honourable Michael Jeffery AC AO (Mil), CVO, MC (Retd), 24th Governor-General of Australia The Governor-General has announced the Australia Day 2021 Honours List Connect with the Governor-General's office Nominate someone for an award in the Order of Australia. Nominations can be submitted at any time during the year. Receive a congratulatory message from Her Majesty The Queen and the Governor-General. Follow the Governor-General on Facebook or Instagram.