Goverment House

Memorable. Constitutional. Historic.


Welcome to the official website of the thirty-first Governor of Western Australia,
His Excellency Malcolm McCusker AC CVO QC, Governor of Western Australia.


Tonya and James McCusker

My wife Tonya and I have pleasure in inviting you to explore this website. It provides you with information about the role of the Governor and the history of Government House. The Governor is the representative of The Queen as Head of State in Western Australia, has certain constitutional duties, and performs associated Vice-Regal functions and powers. The role also encompasses a wide range of ceremonial, civic, and community responsibilities.

On this website you will find links to selected speeches which I or my wife have made, advice on protocol, a list of events and functions we have attended, and information on the procedures to be followed should you wish to invite us to attend an event or in some other way provide support and encouragement to your organisation. Tonya and I are keen to do that for bodies which will enhance and benefit the Western Australia community.

The website also contains information on the magnificent House and gardens which have been the home of successive Governors of Western Australia since 1863. It has been more than 100 years since the House was occupied by a Governor with young children, and many have commented that it is pleasing to hear children laughing or playing the piano in the historic halls and gardens. We are delighted to share the gardens with the people of Western Australia and invite you to visit them (open several times a week) and to participate in a guided tour of the House on open days.