Speeches

The Governor is invited to speak at a wide range of significant official, ceremonial and community events, including the Opening of Parliament, ANZAC Day ceremonies and events for Patron groups. A selection of these speeches is available below in a searchable database.

Sort speeches

Search speeches

Morning Tea to Celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Voice, Interests and Education of Women (VIEW) Clubs of Australia /

National President, Mrs Anne-Louise O’Connor; National Councillors, Presidents and Vice Presidents from various branches; ladies and gentlemen. I at once acknowledge the...

Read speech

Celebratory Morning Tea to Commemorate the 10th Year of Dress for Success Celebrating International Women’s Day /

Queensland Minister; Federal Assistant Minister; Councillor Howard; Deputy Chair, Mr Sanderson; CEO, Ms Smith; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. I at once acknowledge...

Read speech

Afternoon Reception to Celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the Pyjama Foundation /

Minister Farmer; Pyjama Foundation Founder and Executive Director, Ms Bronwyn Sheehan; Board Members; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. I at once acknowledge the...

Read speech

160th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Queensland Mounted Infantry /

Distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. It is a great honour, as Governor, to be here, with Kaye, at this historic park, named after Queen Victoria here in the “Queen’s”...

Read speech

Public Safety and Association Agencies International Women’s Day Event /

Ladies and gentlemen.   I also acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands around Brisbane, extending respectful greetings to Elders and emerging leaders.  I am delighted to...

Read speech

Afternoon Garden Reception in Support of International Women’s Day 2020 /

Representing the Premier, Minister Farmer; Chief Justice; Minister Grace; former Governor, Ms Leneen Forde; Leader of the Opposition; Your Honours; Members of Parliament;...

Read speech

Official Opening of the New Queensland Ballet Academy at Kelvin Grove State College /

Minister Grace; Executive Principal of Kelvin Grove State College, Mr Llew Paulger; Chair of Queensland Ballet, Ms Julieanne Alroe and fellow Board members; Artistic Director, Mr...

Read speech

Morning Tea in Honour of the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra /

Our 24th Governor and 25th Governor-General, Dame Quentin Bryce; Australian Brandenburg Orchestra Managing Director, Mr Bruce Appelbaum; members, friends, supporters and...

Read speech

Installation Ceremony for the Chancellor of Queensland University of Technology, Dr Xiaoling Liu /

Premier; former Governors, Dame Quentin Bryce and Ms Leneen Forde; Chancellor, Dr Xiaoling Liu and fellow Members of the QUT Council, including Vice-Chancellor, Professor Margaret...

Read speech

Afternoon Reception to Mark the Official Installation of Dr Xiaoling Liu, Chancellor of QUT /

It is with great pleasure that I warmly welcome you all to this Government House. I particularly acknowledge the presence of three formers Governors: Dame Quentin; Major General...

Read speech