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Invite the Governor

Invitations for Her Excellency the Governor to attend functions must always be in writing, signed by the most senior member of the organisation, and should be addressed to the Official Secretary.

In the interest of efficiency, organisations are encouraged to submit formal invitations as an attachment to mail@govhouse.wa.gov.au

All invitations to the Governor must be accompanied by a completed invitation form, see below.

To ensure adequate preparation time, invitations should not arrive less than two months from the proposed date. The invitation should contain as much detail about the event as possible in order to be considered for inclusion in the Vice Regal program.

Invitations should include:

  • Date and time of the function
  • Venue
  • General outline of the function
  • Outline of the Governor’s role (i.e. official duties)
  • Expected number of guests
  • An overview of your organisation (only if the Governor is not your Patron)
  • Speech requirements, including suggested topics.

The overall aim is to enable the Governor to be as well informed as possible for your organisation’s function, and to prepare a speech which is suitable for the occasion and meets the expectations of your guests.

The Governor prefers to speak first at an event.  Unless it has been agreed at the time of accepting an invitation, the Governor will not speak at a function.  If there are to be other speakers, it is important that Government House is advised of the subject matter to avoid replication.

Please note that, as a rule, the Governor does not attend general meetings.

Invitations should be addressed to:

Mrs Carol Buckley MVO
Official Secretary
Government House
Via email: mail@govhouse.wa.gov.au (preferred)

Alternatively, postal address:
Government House
St Georges Terrace
PERTH WA  6000

You will be advised in writing when a decision has been made.

More information on the Governor’s attendance at events is available on our Invitations & Protocol page. 

Please complete this form and submit to Government House with your formal written invitation.

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Contact person

Event details

Speech details

It is not always appropriate or necessary for the Governor to speak at an event, for example balls, sporting events and most wreath laying ceremonies.

Order of proceedings

A detailed Event Program with timings of function will need to be provided prior to the event should the invitation be accepted.

Formal written invitation

Accepted files: Word documents and PDFs