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This week at Government House Victoria

This week, the Governor has spoken with representatives of some of Victoria’s most-loved festivals, in a year when many mainstays in Victorians’ calendars have had their traditional programs altere


Victoria's Virtual Festivals

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

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 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

Revealing the Tower

In 2019, the latest phase of an ongoing project to repair and preserve sections of the façade of Government House Victoria began, and this phase of the project – which has continued into 2020 – is


Government House Insights: Portraits of Governors

In this instalment of Government House Insights, the Governor speaks about the wall of portraits in the Billiart Room at Government House Victoria.  These portraits depict each of the past Governor


Presenting Medals by Video – An Historic Week

This week, the Governor’s virtual program was expanded further, Monday seeing the first of several virtual investitures to take place in the coming weeks.

The State of Music

This week, the Governor and Mr Howard were very pleased to have been able to welcome Something for Kate to Government House.

Government House Victoria Insights: A Portrait of Dame Nellie Melba

The Governor discusses the history of Madame Melba, Rupert Bunny's magnificent portrait of Dame Nellie Melba.

Government House Insights: The State Chair

In this instalment of Government House Insights, the Governor speaks about the fascinating history of the State Chair of Government House Victoria.