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About the Governor-General

The Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia is Her Excellency the Honourable Ms Sam Mostyn AC.

The Governor-General was sworn-in on 1 July 2024.

Care has a deep and resonant place in our Australian identity. Care is the gentle thought and the outstretched hand that Australians have always been ready to share when great challenges present themselves. Care is the quieter, better part of ourselves. And it is that sense of care that Simeon and I will seek to depict and amplify as we take on this role.

Governor-General Mostyn in her swearing-in speech

the Governor-General standing in front of the Australian national flag, Aboriginal flag, and Torres Strait Islander flag