Homepage Find out about the Governor-General The Australian Honours and Awards system recognises outstanding Australians. Click here to learn about the system and find recipients. Click here to find out about the Governor-General and their role. The Governor-General recognised and celebrated outstanding Australians during investiture ceremonies at Government House. Click here to watch the ceremonies. Come and visit the Governor-General - Government House Open is Saturday,12 October. Connect with the Governor-General's office Nominate someone for an award in the Order of Australia. Receive a congratulatory message from Her Majesty The Queen and the Governor-General. Follow the Governor-General on Facebook or Instagram.