Homepage Find out about the Governor-General The Governor-General has announced 83 Australian Bravery Awards, recognising the courage, sacrifice and selflessness of the recipients. Mrs Hurley, as Patron, launched the virtual Relay for Life. Read and watch. Watch or read the Governor-General's statements on the COVID-19 pandemic. Read and watch the Governor-General's Australia Day address. 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.