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Condolence book signing - His Royal Highness The Prince Philip

On Saturday, 17 April, members of the public are invited to visit Government House to sign a condolence book honouring His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. 

An online condolence book is also available.

As the Governor-General said when announcing His Royal Highness' passing to Australians:

“We give thanks for The Duke of Edinburgh’s service, his loyal and loving devotion to Her Majesty The Queen and his commitment to Australia, The Commonwealth and all her people."

The gates will be open from 10:00am - 2:00pm (conditions of entry are detailed below).

Important information (conditions of entry)

- Prior to entry, all guests will be asked to use the Check in CBR app via QR code or by entering 956908.

- No registration is required. All are permitted to attend.

- The health and safety of guests is our priority. If you live in, or have recently travelled to a COVID-19 affected area, have flu-like symptoms or feel unwell on the day, please do not attend. Check and adhere to the latest guidance before deciding whether to attend. As part of our COVID-Safe measures:

  • hand sanitiser is available at all entry points and throughout Government House
  • attendees will be required to observe appropriate physical distancing.

- Large bags (larger than a reasonable sized handbag) are not permitted.


This is an opportunity to sign a condolence book for His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Guests will be guided from the front gate, up the driveway, to the Drawing Room of Government House to sign a condolence book.

After signing, guests will be guided back to the main gate to exit the grounds.

There is no opportunity for extended tours, or time in the gardens (we look forward to welcoming you back at a later date).