Patronage

 

Vice-Regal patronage in Victoria is extended to organisations by the Governor and Mr Howard in recognition of the contribution they make to Victoria.

The Governor and Mr Howard are patrons to more than 150 community groups which have a state-wide focus. As patrons they support and promote organisations involved in voluntary service, industry, education, the arts, sport, and caring for those in need.


How to apply for patronage


As a general guide, Vice-Regal patronage may be appropriate in the following circumstances:

  • an organisation and its principal officers enjoy good standing in the community
  • an organisation has a Victoria-wide focus
  • an organisation is conducted on a not-for-profit basis, and
  • an organisation’s aims and activities are of particular personal interest to the Patrons.

pdfPatronage Guidelines for Organisations (PDF, 150 KB)

 

The patronages of the Governor and Mr Howard are: 

  • 3MBS Fine Music
  • Alexandra Club
  • Alzheimer’s Australia Vic Inc
  • Arthritis Victoria
  • Australia China Business Council of Victoria
  • Australia India Institute
  • Australia-Britain Society (Victoria) Inc
  • Australia-Japan Society of Victoria
  • Australian Asian Association of Victoria Inc
  • Australian Friends of Asha for Slums Limited
  • Australian Institute of International Affairs Victoria
  • Australian Local Government Women's Association Inc - Victorian Branch
  • Australian National Piano Award
  • Australian Red Cross Victoria
  • B.C.O.F (Japan) Association of Australia (Inc)
  • Bendigo Trust, The
  • Bendigo Youth Choir, The
  • Berry Street
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Australia
  • Brite Services
  • Bowls Victoria
  • Burnet Institute, The
  • Carbine Club Inc, The
  • Carry On (Victoria)
  • Centre for Eye Research Australia
  • CFA Victoria
  • Children First Foundation
  • Children’s Protection Society, The
  • Club Melbourne Ambassador Program
  • Co-As.It. Italian Assistance Association
  • Collingwood Children's Farm
  • Committee for Melbourne & Future Focus Group
  • Council of Christians and Jews (Victoria) Inc
  • Country Women's Association of Victoria Inc
  • Court Network
  • Cranlana Programme, The
  • Croquet Victoria
  • Cystic Fibrosis Victoria
  • Defence Force Welfare Association Victoria Branch Inc
  • Diabetes Victoria
  • Don Bosco Brunswick Youth Foundation, The
  • Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Victoria, The
  • Embroiderers Guild Victoria, The
  • Emerge Australia Inc
  • Epworth Medical Foundation
  • Ethnic Communities' Council of Victoria
  • EW Tipping Foundation
  • Ex-Prisoners of War and Relatives Association (Vic) Inc
  • Field Naturalists Club of Victoria Inc, The
  • Fight Cancer Foundation
  • fka Children's Services
  • Florey, The
  • Foodbank Victoria Ltd
  • Foundation House
  • Friends of the Helmeted Honeyeater Inc
  • Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne Inc
  • Fronditha Care
  • Future Focus Group
  • Genealogical Society of Victoria Inc, The
  • General Sir John Monash Foundation
  • Geoffrey Gardiner Dairy Foundation Ltd
  • Girl Guides Victoria
  • The Global Foundation
  • Guide Dogs Victoria
  • Institution of Surveyors, Victoria, The
  • Koorie Heritage Trust Inc
  • La Trobe Society, The
  • Landcare, Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning
  • Launch Housing
  • Life Education Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia
  • Lighthouse Foundation
  • Lord Somers Camp and Powerhouse
  • Macular Disease Foundation Australia
  • McAuley Community Services for Women
  • Melba Opera Trust, The
  • Melbourne Athenaeum Library, The
  • Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
  • Melbourne Festival
  • Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
  • Melbourne Legacy
  • Metropolitian Golf Club, The
  • Mission of Seafarers, The
  • National Ageing Research Institute
  • National Council of Women of Victoria Inc.
  • National Gallery of Victoria Women’s Association
  • National Heart Foundation of Australia (Victoria Division)
  • National Trust of Australia (Victoria)
  • Navy League of Australia
  • O'Brien Foundation
  • Odyssey House Victoria
  • Old Colonists Association of Victoria
  • Order of Australia Association Limited (Victoria Branch), The
  • Organs of the Ballarat Goldfields Inc
  • Ozchild
  • Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
  • Pinnacle Foundation, The
  • Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia
  • Providing All Living Supports (PALS)
  • Queen's Fund, The
  • Refugee Legal
  • Rhodes Scholarship Selection Committee for Victoria
  • Riding for Disabled Association (RDAV)
  • Regional Arts Victoria
  • Rose Society of Victoria Inc
  • Rostrum Victoria Incorporated
  • Rotary Club of Melbourne Inc
  • Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria Limited
  • Royal Automobile Club of Victoria (RACV) Limited
  • Royal Commonwealth Society Victoria Branch, The
  • Royal Flying Doctor Service
  • Royal Geelong Yacht Club Inc
  • Royal Historical Society of Victoria Inc.
  • Royal Humane Society of Australasia Inc, The
  • Royal Melbourne Hospital Neuroscience Foundation, The
  • Royal Over-Seas League Victoria Branch
  • Royal Society of Victoria Inc, The
  • Royal South Street Society
  • Royal South Yarra Lawn Tennis Club
  • Royal United Services Institute of Victoria, The
  • Royal Victorian Aero Club
  • Royal Victorian Association of Honorary Justices
  • Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, The
  • Royal Womens' Hospital, The
  • Royal Yacht Club of Victoria
  • Rumbalara Football Netball Club Inc
  • Ryder-Cheshire Foundation Victoria Inc, The
  • Ryder-Cheshire Victorian Homes Foundation Inc, The
  • Scholarships for Australian-German Student Exchange Inc (SAGSE)
  • Scouts Victoria
  • SecondBite
  • Short Black Opera Company
  • Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc
  • Society of Organists (Victoria) Incorporated
  • St John Ambulance
  • St Vincent de Paul Society Victoria Inc
  • Startup Victoria
  • State Schools' Relief
  • Tennis Victoria
  • TPI Victoria Inc
  • Travellers Aid Australia
  • Trust for Nature (Victoria)
  • TRY Australia
  • U3A Network Victoria
  • United Nations Association of Australia (Victorian Division Inc)
  • VACRO
  • Vasey RSL Care
  • VicHealth Board
  • Victoria Police Legacy
  • Victorian Artists' Society, The
  • Victorian Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (VACRO)
  • Victorian Council of Social Services
  • Victorian Deaf Society
  • Victorian Olympic Council Inc
  • Victorian Opera
  • Victorian Rugby Union
  • War Widows Guild of Australia (Vic) Inc
  • Women of the University Fund Inc
  • YWCA Victoria
  • Zoos Victoria