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The grounds of Government House

From the beautifully maintained lawns and historic gardens, to the drylands and the wildlife who call the property home, the grounds of Government House are uniquely Australian.

They are the backdrop to ceremonial events including welcoming visiting Heads of State and dignitaries to our country. Much more frequently - and equally importantly - the Governor-General and Mrs Hurley welcome tens of thousands of Australians each year to Government House.

In these videos showcasing the grounds, the Governor-General and Mrs Hurley reflect on why they strive to make a visit to Government House a special and memorable experience, and the role that the beautifully maintained gardens play in celebrating and uplifting members of our community.

The Bravery Garden

The Gowrie Garden