Organisations of which the Governor-General is Patron

(as at 30 November 2017)

When considering requests from groups inviting him to be Patron, the Governor-General has decided to focus on organisations that, generally speaking, have the broadest representative or national significance, and which are also servicing community needs with active and inclusive programs.

It is of course important that organisations formally associated with the Governor-General have financial and governance credentials of the highest order. The Office requires patronage organisations to report annually on their achievements and financial situation.
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9RAR Association
20th Man Fund
106 Field Workshop Royal Australian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers Association Inc
ACT Veterans Rugby
Alzheimers Australia
Antarctic Science Foundation
ANZAC Health and Medical Research Foundation
Arthritis Australia
Assistance Dogs Australia
Australasian College of Road Safety
Australia Britain Society Foundation
Australia-India Youth Dialogue
Australian Academy of Forensic Sciences
Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens
Australian Association of Gerontolgoy
Australian Ballet
Australian Brandenburg Orchestra
Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture
Australian Commonwealth Games Association
Australian Council for Human Rights Education
Australian Council of Stoma Associations
Australian Father’s Day Council
Australian Federation of Friends of Museums
Australian Federation of Totally and Permanently Incapacitated Ex Servicemen and Women
The Australian Golf Club
Australian Indigenous Education Foundation
Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre (joint with Lady Cosgrove)
Australian Institute of International Affairs
Australian Institute of Navigation
Australian Meals on Wheels Association
Australian Mens Shed Association
Australian Music Foundation
Australian Olympic Committee
Australian Overseas Foundation
Australian Paralympic Committee
Australian Red Cross Society
Australian Rotary Health
Australian Rugby Union
Australian Rural Leadership Foundation
Australian Veterans' Children Assistance Trust
Australian Volleyball Federation
Australian Volunteer Coast Guard
Australian Womensport and Recreation Association
Australian World Orchestra
Beacon Foundation
The Boys’ Brigade Australia
Bravery Trust
Brumbies Rugby
CARE Australia
Carers Australia
The Chappell Foundation
Children’s Book Council of Australia
Children’s Cancer Institute Australia
Children’s Medical Research Institute
Children’s Week Council of Australia
Church of St Andrew Conservation and Restoration Foundation
Clontarf Foundation
Company of Master Mariners
Confederation of Australian Sport
Constitution Education Fund Australia
Cystic Fibrosis Australia
Defence Force Welfare Association
Defence Reserves Support Council
Diabetes Australia
Down Syndrome Australia
Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award - ACT
Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award - Australia
Early Childhood Australia
East Timor Hearts Fund
Everyman’s Welfare Service
Ex Prisoners of War Association
Families and Friends of the First AIF
Fire Protection Association Australia
First Voice
Foundation for Australian Literary Studies
Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife
Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal
General Sir John Monash Foundation
Global Foundation
Global Voices
Golfers for Good
Greater Western Sydney Giants Football Club
Hear and Say
Indigenous Marathon Project
Institution of Engineers Australia
Joanna Briggs Foundation
John James Foundation
Keep Australia Beautiful
Kidney Health Australia
The LBW Trust
Legacy Australia
Legacy Club of Canberra
Life Education Australia
Lions Australia
Lord’s Taverners (Australia)
Lung Foundation Australia
Mawson's Huts Foundation
Men’s Health Information and Resource Centre
Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia
Menzies Foundation
Mission Australia
Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre
National Apprentice Employment Network
National Federation of Australia-Japan Societies
National Gallery of Australia Foundation
National Heart Foundation
National Rifle Association
National Stroke Foundation
National Trusts of Australia
National Youth Science Forum
Naval Association of Australia
New Colombo Plan
Nuffield Australia