Former Governors-General since 1901

 Term of officeGovernor-GeneralPlace of birth
25.2008 - 2014Bryce, The Honourable Dame Quentin AD CVOIlfracombe, QLD
24.2003 - 2008Jeffery, Major General the Honourable Michael, AC, AO (Mil), CVO, MC (Retd)Wiluna, WA
23.2001 - 2003Hollingworth, Right Reverend the Honourable Dr Peter, AC OBEAdelaide, SA
22.1996 - 2001Deane, The Honourable Sir William Patrick, AC, KBEMelbourne, VIC
21.1989 - 1996Hayden, The Honourable William George, ACBrisbane, QLD
20.1982 - 1989Stephen, Rt Hon. Sir Ninian, KG, AK, GCMG, GCVO, KBE, QCOxford, England, UK
19.1977 - 1982Cowen, Rt Hon. Sir Zelman, AK, GCMG, GCVO, QCMelbourne, VIC
18.1974 - 1977Kerr, Rt Hon. Sir John Robert, AK, GCMG, GCVO, QCSydney, NSW
17.1969 - 1974Hasluck, Rt Hon Sir Paul Meernaa Caedwalla, KG, GCMG, GCVOFremantle, WA
16.1965 - 1969Casey, Rt Hon Richard Gardiner, Baron Casey, KG, GCMG, CH, DSO, MC, PC (ADB Online, W. J. Hudson)Brisbane, QLD
15.1961 - 1965De L'Isle, Rt Hon William Philip Sidney, lst Viscount De L'Isle, VC, KG, GCMG, GCVO, PCLondon, England, UK
14.1960 - 1961Morrison, Rt Hon William Shepherd, 1st Viscount Dunrossil, GCMG, MC, QC, PC (ADB Online, David I. Smith)Argyll, Scotland, UK
13.1953 - 1960Slim, Field Marshal Sir William Joseph, 1st Viscount Slim (Yarralumla and Bishopston), KG, GCB, GCMG, GCVO, GBE, DSO, MC (ADB Online, Michael D. de B. Collins Persse)Bristol, England, UK
12.1947 - 1953McKell, Rt Hon Sir William John, GCMG, PC (ADB Online, Chris Cunneen)Pambula, NSW
11.1945 - 1947Henry, Duke of Gloucester, HRH Prince Henry William Frederick Albert, Earl of Ulster and Baron Culloden, KG, KT, KP, GCB, GCMG, GCVO (ADB Online, Chris Cunneen)Sandringham, England, UK
10.1936 - 1945Hore-Ruthven, Brigadier General the Rt Hon Alexander Gore Arkwright, lst Baron Gowrie, VC, GCMG, CB, DSO, PC (ADB Online, Deirdre Morris, Chris Cunneen)Windsor, England, UK
9.1931 - 1936Isaacs, Rt Hon Sir Isaac Alfred, GCB, GCMG, PC (ADB Online, Zelman Cowen)Melbourne, VIC
8.1925 - 1931Baird, Rt Hon John Lawrence, 1st Baron Stonehaven, GCMG, DSO, PC, JP, DL (ADB Online, Chris Cunneen)London, England, UK
7.1920 - 1925Forster, Rt Hon Henry William, lst Baron Forster, GCMG, PC, DL (ADB Online, Chris Cunneen)Kent, England, UK
6.1914 - 1920Munro-Ferguson, Rt Hon Sir Ronald Craufurd, GCMG, PC (ADB Online, J. R. Poynter)Fife, Scotland, UK
5.1911 - 1914Denman, Rt Hon Thomas, 3rd Baron Denman, GCMG, KCVO, PC, JP (ADB Online, Chris Cunneen)London, England, UK
4.1908 - 1911Ward, Rt Hon William Humble, 2nd Earl of Dudley, GCB, GCMG, GCVO, TD, PC (ADB Online, Chris Cunneen)London, England, UK
3.1904 - 1908Northcote, Rt Hon Henry Stafford, 1st Baron Northcote, GCMG, GCIE, CB, PC (ADB Online, Chris Cunneen)London, England, UK
2.1903 - 1904Tennyson, Rt Hon Hallam, 2nd Baron Tennyson, GCMG, PC (ADB Online, Roma D. Hodgkinson)Twickenham, England, UK
1.1901 - 1903Hope, Rt Hon John Adrian Louis, 7th Earl of Hopetoun, KT, GCMG, GCVO, PC (ADB Online, Chris Cunneen)Hopetoun, Scotland, UK