On 1 July 2015, the Honourable Linda Dessau AC was sworn in as Victoria’s 29th Governor.
The Governor of Victoria is appointed by the Queen, on the advice of the Premier, to act as her representative as Head of State in Victoria.
The Governor’s Standard is flown at Government House and on vehicles conveying the presence of the Governor.
The Governor swears in newly appointed Judges of the Supreme Court of Victoria and Court of Appeal.
After an election the Governor appoints the new government by swearing in the new Premier and Ministers.
From time to time, the Governor and Mr Howard host receptions for official guests of the State of Victoria.
The Lieutenant-Governor, The Honourable Marilyn Warren AC, acts as the Governor’s deputy, usually when the Governor is out of the State.
The following list provides the names of the Governors and their terms of office as well as links to detailed biographical information.
Notes on the program of the Governor of Victoria
Speeches, messages, media releases, photo gallery, video gallery, and the Role of the Governor Booklet.
The Office of the Governor is able to provide guidance on protocols relating to the Governor and Mr Howard.
Australia is a constitutional monarchy, a federation and a parliamentary democracy.
The Governor met with the Hon. Daniel Andrews MP, Premier of Victoria.
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