Government House Tasmania Standard Protocol
(For attendance by Her Excellency the Governor)

Announcements for Arrival and Departure

Note that announcements for the arrival and departure of Her Excellency will vary depending upon the venue and the surrounding circumstances and will be clarified in the brief which is prepared for each event.


  • Ladies and gentlemen, please stand for the arrival of Her Excellency the Honourable Barbara Baker, Governor of Tasmania.


  • Ladies and gentlemen, please stand.  Her Excellency the Governor is now departing.

Forms of Address

  • The Governor should be addressed as “Your Excellency” when speaking to her. If engaged in a conversation, “Ma'am” is acceptable after the initial greeting.
  • The Governor should be referred to, and introduced to others as “Her Excellency the Governor”.

Written Title

(for printed matter, programmes, plaques, etc)

  • Her Excellency the Honourable Barbara Baker AC, Governor of Tasmania.


For Vice-Regal visits it is correct protocol that Her Excellency is:

  • Met as she alights from the Vice-Regal vehicle;
  • Escorted/accompanied throughout the event; and
  • Escorted to the vehicle when she departs.