Victoria's Governor



On 1 July 2015, the Honourable Linda Dessau AC was sworn in as Victoria’s 29th Governor.

Role of the Governormore

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.

Statement of Priorities more

An outline of the Governor's Statement of Priorities for 2017.


Speeches, messages, media releases, photo gallery, video gallery, and the Role of the Governor Booklet.

Vice-Regal Notesmore

Notes on the program of the Governor of Victoria


The Office of the Governor is able to provide guidance on protocols relating to the Governor and Mr Howard.

Swearing in Ceremoniesmore

The Governor swears in newly appointed Judges of the Supreme Court of Victoria and Court of Appeal, and the new Premier and Ministers following a...

The Governor's Standardmore

The Governor’s Standard is flown at Government House and on vehicles conveying the presence of the Governor.

Royal and Diplomatic Visitsmore

From time to time, the Governor and Mr Howard host receptions for official guests of the State of Victoria.

Role of the Lieutenant-Governormore

The Lieutenant-Governor acts as the Governor’s deputy, usually when the Governor is out of the State.

Governors of Victoriamore

The following list provides the names of the Governors and their terms of office as well as links to detailed biographical information.

Government in Victoriamore

Australia is a constitutional monarchy, a federation and a parliamentary democracy.