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Media and Speeches

The Governor-General and/or Mrs Hurley speak at the majority of the events that they attend and a selection of speeches is published below. This is not a representation of all of the Governor-General’s speeches or remarks. To get a more holistic sense of the Governor-General and Mrs Hurley’s program, you can view a daily program here or follow the Governor-General on Facebook or Instagram

14 May 2021

National Memorial Service for Fire and Emergency Services Personnel, National Emergency Services Memorial, Parkes ACT

13 May 2021

National Emergency Medal Presentation Ceremony, Government House

27 April 2021

Morning Tea for The Allambee Club, Government House [Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley]

25 April 2021

Anzac Day Dawn Service address, Darwin, Northern Territory

24 April 2021

100th Anniversary of the Darwin Cenotaph and Dedication of the Eternal Flame, Darwin, Northern Territory

19 April 2021

Presentation of the Duke of Gloucester's Cup to HMAS Arunta, Garden Island, WA

16 April 2021

Australian War Widows' (ACT) Field of Remembrance Dedication Ceremony and Anzac Service, Lyneham ACT [Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley]

10 April 2021

Commissioning of HMAS Supply (II), Garden Island, Sydney

9 April 2021

The passing of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

8 April 2021

Centenary of Rotary in Australia / Commemorative Book Launch and Reception

1 April 2021

The Allambee Club April Luncheon, Yass, NSW [Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley]

31 March 2021

Royal Australian Air Force Centenary Parade, Government House

29 March 2021

Launch of Shake It Up Australia Foundation's 'Pause 4 Parkinson's' campaign, Admiralty House

24 March 2021

26th National Schools Constitutional Convention [via Zoom]

23 March 2021

30 Squadron Consecration Parade, RAAF Base East Sale, Victoria

22 March 2021

Opening of the new Canberra PCYC Office and Training Facility, Fairbairn ACT

22 March 2021

Reception in honour of World Down Syndrome Day and 10th Anniversary for Down Syndrome Australia, Government House

18 March 2021

Launch of the Mustafa Kemal Ataturk Memorial Bursary, Government House

15 March 2021

Harmony Week message

15 March 2021

Citizenship Ceremony, Drummond Memorial Public School, Armidale NSW