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Victoria's Virtual Festivals

Victoria is home to over 430 creative festivals, attracting approximately nine million people.

Speaking with Victorians

Last weekend, the Governor and Mr Howard hosted the first-ever virtual Open House Melbourne tour, as part of a re-imagined Open House Melbourne 2020, with a live-streamed tour of the State Apartmen


A Virtual Visit to Mitchell Shire

The Governor had the chance this week to make a virtual visit to Mitchell Shire, where she spoke with Mayor, Cr David Lowe, and CEO, Ms Mary Agostino.


New ways of welcoming Victorians to Government House

The Governor and Mr Howard were grateful for the opportunity to hear from students and teachers at Assumption College, who participated in the Governor in Schools Program


Connecting with communities

Prior to a reintroduction of Stage 3 restrictions across all of metropolitan Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire, Victorians living in a number of local government areas wit


Open House Melbourne 2020

Due to COVID-19, the program for Open House Melbourne 2020 has been transformed into the largest collection of virtual tours in Australia.  This program of free, live, in


Staying Apart to Stay Safe

Late last week, Victoria saw a return to Stage 3 restrictions for metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire.


A message from the Governor of Victoria

We were always warned that the fight against COVID-19 would be a marathon, not a sprint. And we had seen examples overseas, where the virus appeared to have been conquered, only to return. 


A performance from Government House Victoria

A great strength of Victoria is the breadth and depth of our creative talent – and we have always been fortunate to see it in the many live shows for which Victoria is renowned.

Government House Gardens and Grounds: An historic inner city oasis

History of the Grounds

Land bordered by the Yarra River, Anderson Street, Domain Road and St Kilda Road in Melbourne was set aside as parkland and for a future Government House in 1841, b

This week at Government House

The Vice Regal virtual program continues to expand, allowing the Governor and Mr Howard the opportunity to speak with many Victorians across a wide range of organisations and institutions.