Patronage

The Governor has a role in unifying and promoting Queensland and Queensland organisations by undertaking activities that assist, promote, encourage and recognise Queenslanders across a wide range of community interests. The acceptance of vice-regal patronage from worthy organisations and events, which aim to improve the lives of Queenslanders, is the principal way in which this support is provided.

Patronage organisations are generally Queensland-based community groups and associations with no political agenda. The Governor accepts patronage according to rigorous guidelines. Further information about this process can be found here.

How to invite the Governor to be your Patron

Vice-regal patronage is a personal honour bestowed by each Governor and/or their spouse. It does not automatically transfer with a transition of Governor.

Organisations wishing to invite Governor-designate Dr Jeannette Young PSM and/or Professor Graeme Nimmo RFD to accept patronage or another honorary appointment should complete and submit the following form by Friday 15 October 2021 so that a review process can be undertaken. Written advice on the outcome of requests will be provided after 1 November 2021.

Should you have any questions regarding the patronage request process, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of the Governor on govhouse@govhouse.qld.gov.au or (07) 3858 5700.