Invite the Governor
Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AC’s term as Governor of Western Australia concludes on 30 April 2018. No further invitations will be considered for the remainder of Her Excellency’s term.
Invitations to the Governor-designate will be considered by the Office following the formal appointment of Mr Beazley in early May, with the exception only of functions within an urgent time-frame. You will be notified in writing once a decision has been made.
Invitations for 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 requested to submit a formal letter of invitation, accompanied by a completed invitation form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
- 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
Via email: email@example.com (preferred)
Alternatively, postal address:
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.
Form fields marked with an asterisk * are required.