Functions in the grounds of Government House

Request for events to be held in the grounds of Government House

Permission may be granted by the Governor for events to be hosted by outside organisations in the grounds of Government House. This does not extend to commercial or private events such as weddings.

Such events must be appropriate as a Vice-Regal function which the Governor and/or Mrs Le would attend. Requests should identify the community value of the event, the links with the Governor’s office, the nature, time and duration of the event and the anticipated number of guests.

If the Governor gives permission for the grounds to be made available, the guests are invited by the host organisation, which makes all the arrangements and covers the cost of independent catering and other necessary provision.

On such occasions, the Governor formally welcomes guests to the event.

For further guidance, see the Guidelines section: Use of Grounds - Guidelines