Vice-Regal News

On Friday morning at the Adelaide Convention Centre, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le attended the 2018 Adelaide International Women's Day function hosted by the Adelaide UN Women Australia Breakfast Committee supporting the UN Women National Committee Australia.  His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) and Lady Cosgrove also attended.

Later at the University of South Australia, City East Campus, the Governor and Mrs Le met with the Invictus 2018 Cycling Squad, coaches and the UniSA allied health supporting team.

Afterwards at North Adelaide, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the annual Trung Sisters commemoration, hosted by Vietnamese Women's Association SA.

In the evening also at North Adelaide, the Governor officially opened an exhibition of oil paintings by Dr Sam Gue.

On Thursday morning at Narnungga in Adelaide, His Excellency the Governor attended the official opening of the South Australian Cricket Association’s Park 25 Sporting Facility and official naming of the main oval.

In the evening at the Adelaide Convention Centre, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the Port Adelaide Football Club’s 2018 Hall of Fame and season launch gala event.

Also in the evening His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) and Lady Cosgrove arrived for an official program in Adelaide, staying overnight at Government House as guests of the Governor and Mrs Le.

On Wednesday morning at the Adelaide Pavilion, Mrs Le attended a function in celebration of International Women's Day hosted by Women in Rotary D9500 & D9520.

In the afternoon at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a luncheon for the Chair, board and staff members, sponsors, benefactors and artists of the 2018 Adelaide Festival.

In the evening at the University of South Australia, City West Campus, the Governor officially launched the exhibition Sanaa: A Better World Through Creativity presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre.

On Tuesday morning at Seaton, Mrs Le attended the Royal Adelaide Golf Club Women's Opening Day and met with associates and members.

In the afternoon at Gepps Cross, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le toured and were briefed on the operations of The Food Centre, a not-for-profit organisation that assists people to overcome poverty.

On Monday morning at Thebarton, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le visited MOSH Australia, an organisation working to minimise the impact of suicide through support, information and awareness, and met with volunteers, clients and students.

In the afternoon at the South Australian Museum, Adelaide, the Governor and Mrs Le toured the Dinosour rEvolution exhibition.

On Sunday afternoon at Victoria Park, Adelaide, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the 2018 Clipsal 500 Adelaide V8 supercar race and met with local and interstate business and community leaders. 

Afterwards, the Governor and Mrs Le attended a charity event hosted by Rymill House Foundation and Anglicare SA.

On Saturday afternoon at the Pioneer Women's Memorial Garden, Adelaide, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le attended the presentation of the 2018 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature.

In the evening at the Adelaide Showground, Wayville, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the gathering at the Indian Australian Association of South Australia's 26th annual Mela Festival.

On Friday morning at Government House, Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for members of The Girls' Brigade South Australia.

In the evening at the Adelaide Festival Centre, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le attended the opening night of the 2018 Adelaide Festival.

During the day students participating in the South Australia German Exchange Program toured Government House.

On Thursday afternoon at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le received Mr Tony Huber, Australian Consul-General in Mumbai, India and Mr Dave Gordge, Director, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

In the evening in the grounds of Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for the Adelaide Festival Chairman's Circle.

On Wednesday afternoon at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Dr Andrew Cannon AM, Chair and Ms Theadora Karidis and Mr George Belperio, Deputy Chairs, Defence Reserve Support Council - South Australia, followed by a luncheon.

In the evening at Magill Estate, Rosslyn Park, the Governor attended a function for the Winemakers' Federation of Australia Life Members, hosted by the Adelaide Branch.

On Monday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Dr Brian McKenny, Chief Psychiatrist of South Australia, SA Health.

In the afternoon Mrs Le hosted an afternoon tea for members of The Cottage Homes.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to launch the Leaders Institute of South Australia’s 2018 Governor's Leadership Program.

On Sunday evening in Adelaide, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at a Lunar New Year celebration hosted by the South Australia Oceanic Federation of Chinese Organisations from Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.

On Saturday evening in Adelaide, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le attended a Lunar New Year celebration hosted by the Australian Chinese Medical Association of South Australia.

On Friday morning at Government House, Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for members of the Queen Adelaide Club.

In the afternoon His Excellency the Governor received Commander Andrew Canale MVO, Commanding Officer of HMS Sutherland, Royal Navy and Commander Andrew Burnett ADC RAN, Commanding Officer of Royal Australian Navy - Navy Headquarters South Australia.

In the evening the Governor accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at a reception on board the visiting British Frigate HMS Sutherland, and met with Her Excellency Menna Rawlings CMG, British High Commissioner to Australia and Commander Andrew Canale MVO, Commanding Officer of HMS Sutherland, Royal Navy.

On Thursday afternoon at the Adelaide Town Hall, His Excellency the Governor attended a celebration in honour of the BBL07 Champions “Adelaide Strikers”, hosted by The Honourable Jay Weatherill MP, Premier of South Australia and The Right Honourable The Lord Mayor of Adelaide Mr Martin Haese.

In the evening at Veale Gardens, Adelaide, the Governor attended the launch of Festival Hellenika 2018, organised by the South Australian Council for the Greek Cultural Month.

On Wednesday afternoon at the University of South Australia, Magill Campus, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, unveiled a plaque at the launch of the Samsung SMARTSchool; a partnership between Samsung Electronics Australia and the University of South Australia, which transforms STEM Education through enquiry, exploration and collaboration.

Later at St Peter’s Girls’ School, Stonyfell, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, unveiled a plaque and officially opened the new Library and Middle School.

On Monday morning at Government House, Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for members of The Embroiderers' Guild of South Australia.

On Sunday evening at the Adelaide Oval, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay and community celebration, hosted by the City of Adelaide in conjunction with the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation.

On Saturday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor presided over a meeting of the Executive Council and prorogued the Parliament of South Australia, dissolved the House of Assembly and issued writs for a General Election to be held on the 17th March 2018.

In the evening in Chinatown, Adelaide, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at the Chinatown Adelaide of South Australia’s Lunar New Year street party.

On Friday evening in the grounds of Government House, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at the opening event for the Adelaide Fringe.

On Thursday evening at the InterContinental Adelaide, His Excellency the Governor addressed the guests at a Lunar New Year reception, hosted by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in conjunction with the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, Invest Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Australia Business Association.

Later at Ottoway, the Governor addressed the guests at a Lunar New Year celebration, hosted by the South Australia Zhu-Lin Buddhist Association.

On Wednesday morning at Unley, Mrs Le participated in the Parkinson's South Australia Brushline Art Class and met with staff, volunteers and participants.

In the evening at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for the 25th birthday celebrations of Country Arts SA.

On Tuesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

Later at Veale Gardens, Adelaide, the Governor attended the 10th anniversary of the National Apology Day community event, organised by Uniting Communities - Aboriginal Community Connect.

Also in the morning in Adelaide, Mrs Le toured the new office of Grandparents for Grandchildren SA and met with team members.

In the afternoon in Adelaide, the Governor addressed the guests at the Chinese Welfare Services of SA’s Luna New Year celebration and Birthday celebrations.

During the day students from Immanuel Lutheran school toured Government House.

On Monday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Mr Haydyn Bromley, Presiding Member and Mr John Chester, Chief Executive, Aboriginal Lands Trust.

In the evening at Adelaide Oval, the Governor and Mrs Le attended a Lunar New Year celebratory function, hosted by The Honourable Jay Weatherill MP, Premier of South Australia.

On Sunday morning at St Marys, Mrs Le placed a wreath the 76th anniversary of Radji Beach Massacre Bangka Day Memorial Service of the South Australian Women's Memorial Playing Fields Trust.

On Saturday morning at Milang, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, officially launched the Milang Adelaide Hills International Sculpture Symposium Sculpture, organised by the The Milang Sculpture Group, Milang and District Community Association.

In the afternoon at the Migration Museum, Adelaide, the Governor addressed the guests and unveiled the Overseas Chinese Community Banner, organised by the Overseas Chinese Association of South Australia and The Migration Museum Foundation.

In the evening at Norwood, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, officially opened the annual Norwood Greek Cultural Festival, organised by the Greek Orthodox Parish and Community of Prophet Elias.

On Friday evening at Brighton Cricket Club, the Governor presented awards at the 2018 end of carnival function of the Country Carnival Cricket Association.

Afterwards at the InterContinental Adelaide, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests and presented awards at the 15th anniversary Lunar New Year function hosted by Chinatown Adelaide of South Australia.

On Thursday afternoon at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received His Honour Judge Rauf Soulio, Chairperson, Australian Migrant Resource Centre.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to thank supporters of The Australian Centre for Social Innovation’s Family by Family program.  Family by Family is a network of families that support others to make lasting changes in their lives. 

Afterwards at the Adelaide Town Hall, the Governor officially launched the book 'Sketching with Stuart - John McDouall Stuart's 1861-62 expedition seen through the sketches of Steven King’ by Mr Rob Linn, hosted by the City of Adelaide on behalf of the John McDouall Sturt Society.

On Wednesday evening at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le received Mr Houssam Abiad, Chair; Mr Steve Maras and Mr Norman Schueler OAM, Deputy Co-Chairs of the Australia Day Council of South Australia, and Professor David David AC, Ms Barbara Spriggs and Mr Kyran Dixon, South Australian national finalists for Australian of the Year awards for 2018, and their partners, followed by a dinner.

On Tuesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

Later in the grounds of Government House, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests and presented awards at the 2018 Merit Ceremony to Year 12 students who achieved academic excellence. The ceremony was hosted by the SACE Board of South Australia.

In the evening at Parliament House, the Governor attended a reception to acknowledge the contribution of the Veterans' Advisory Council, Veterans’ SA.

Afterwards at the Adelaide Town Hall, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the Australian Chamber Orchestra’s performance of Tognetti, Tchaikovsky and Brahms.