Completed in 1876, this historic building serves as the official residence of the Governor of Victoria. (However, for the three decades following Australia’s Federation, Government House was home to the Governor-General of Australia.) It was designed by architect William Wardell, and assisted by designer JJ Clarke.
Government House is a working household, the house acts as a setting for constitutional, ceremonial and community activities, and as the residence of the Governor of Victoria and family. The purpose of the Office of the Governor is to support the Governor to carry out official duties for the benefit of Victoria and its people.
The tower of Government House is 44 metres high, with the flagpole extending an additional 13 metres. The Governor’s standard flies from the flagpole only when the Governor is in the State of Victoria.
All Government House events are free, but bookings are essential. Click on the individual events below to book.