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Updated COVID-19 protocols for Government House events - Wednesday 10 February 2021

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, entry to Government House is subject to all guests following the protocols outlined in the Health Safety Protocols at Government House....

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Governor congratulates Australian Honours recipients - Monday 25 January 2021

His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC, Governor of Queensland, congratulates the following Queenslanders recognised today in the Australia Day 2021 Honours List for...

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Governor's 2020 Christmas Message - Friday 25 December 2020

Kaye and I wish all our fellow Queenslanders a happy, safe and relaxing festive season. Just this past week, more than 7,150 Queenslanders passed through the gates of Government...

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Governor grants Royal Assent to Bill - Friday 04 December 2020

This afternoon, at Government House, His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC, Governor of Queensland, received the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly, Mr Neil Laurie for...

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Christmas Lights display - Tuesday 01 December 2020

The popular Christmas Lights display returns to Queensland's historic Government House from 7-8pm each night from 11 to 15 December 2020. BOOK HERE - REGISTRATION IS...

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Gavel children's book launched - Thursday 22 October 2020

His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC, Governor of Queensland, today launched a children's book about Gavel the Vice-Regal Dog.  'Gavel Finds His Place' follows Gavel...

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Governor's role at an election - Wednesday 07 October 2020

The Governor’s central role, as Her Majesty’s representative in Queensland, is to uphold the Constitution and ensure government in Queensland maintains the support of the...

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Annual report tabled - Wednesday 30 September 2020

More Queenslanders visited Government House last year than in the previous year, despite the estate being closed to visitors in April and May due to coronavirus. The most recent...

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Governor presents Australian honours and awards - Friday 25 September 2020

His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC, Governor of Queensland, today presented Australian Honours and Awards to the following Queenslanders: MR MICHAEL JOHN...

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Water saving measures - Friday 25 September 2020

Last week, South East Queensland combined dam levels dropped below 60%. Although there are no formal water restrictions in place, Government House is voluntarily reducing its...

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