Role of the Office


The Office of the Governor was established under the Public Administration Act 2004 (Vic) as an Administrative Office within the portfolio of the Department of Premier and Cabinet.


The Office provides support to the Governor in all aspects of the Governor’s role as she carries out official duties for the benefit of the Victorian people. These duties include:

    • Constitutional duties
    • Ceremonial duties
    • Community engagements
    • Municipal, regional and overseas visits


The Office is also in charge of the maintenance of Government House and its collections as a heritage and community asset of national importance.



The Official Secretary of the Office of the Governor acts as Department Head, managing the Office and its administrative and service staff. All staff report to their respective managers, and through them to the Deputy Official Secretary and Official Secretary.

The Office is made up of the following teams:

  • Program
  • Corporate
  • Property
  • Services


The Program Team

The Program Team is led by the Deputy Official Secretary and is responsible for policy and protocol matters. The team is also responsible for providing direct support to the Governor, Mr Howard and the Official Secretary on a day to day basis. 


The Corporate Team

The Corporate Team is led by the Manager Corporate and is responsible for administration, finance and budget, human resources, IT and heritage asset management services.


The Property Team

The Property Team is led by the Manager Capital Projects and is responsible for the upkeep, security and building maintenance of Government House and other facilities.


The Services Team

The Services Team is led by the Manager Services and is responsible for all catering, housekeeping, and domestic services.



The Office of the Governor advertises all vacancies on the Victorian Government Careers Website.


Protected Disclosures

Anyone has the right to make a complaint or allegation about corrupt or improper conduct by a public officer or body, including police. Unless the complaint or allegation is already in the public domain (i.e. in the media), it can be made as a protected disclosure.