His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) and Her Excellency Lady Cosgrove


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His Excellency General the Honourable
Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd)

Since 1901, the Governor-General has played an important role in Australian national life.  This website provides information about the Governor-General’s constitutional, ceremonial and community responsibilities, and his role as Commander-in-Chief of the Australian Defence Force.  You will also find information about the Office of the Official Secretary to the Governor-General, including the Honours and Awards Secretariat, and details of the Governor-General’s program, photographs, speeches and media releases.


14 November 2015

Statement from the Governor-General on the Paris attacks
On behalf of all Australians, I wish to express to the French Government and people our deepest condolences and sympathies in the aftermath of the shocking attacks which have rocked France in the last few hours.


26 November 2015

Federal Executive Council; International Defence Cricket Challenge; Menzies Foundation Scholarship Awards

25 November 2015

Broadmeadows Mosque visit; Ottoman Village Aged Care facility visit; Hume City Council White Ribbon Day event

24 November 2015

United Arab Emirates National Day reception

23 November 2015

Cosgrove Estate Opening; Mates4Mates Visit; The Royal Australian Regiment Parade; The Royal Australian Regiment Reception

23 November 2015

At Lavarack Barracks, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of the Colonel Commandant, The Royal Australian Regiment, Major General Mark Kelly AO DSC (Retd), attended a parade celebrating the 70th anniversary of the founding of The Royal Australian Regiment at which the Governor-General presented new Queen’s and Regimental Colours to the 2nd and 3rd Battalions, The Royal Australian Regiment.
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23 November 2015

In Aitkenvale, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of Director, Mates4Mates, Mr Bill Whitburn OAM, visited the Townsville Family Recovery Centre and met with staff and veterans.
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23 November 2015

In Townsville, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of Directors, Parkside Group, Mr Robert Tapiolas and Mr Wilfred Tapiolas, opened Cosgrove Estate.
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18 November 2015

At Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove hosted a morning tea for Legacy Widows from the Canberra, Queanbeyan and Yass-Boorowa district.
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