Investiture Ceremonies

Twice a year the Governor holds Investiture Ceremonies for recipients of Order of Australia honours which are announced in the Australia Day Honours List and the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.  There may also be a number of Service and Bravery awards.

The Australia Day Honours and Awards for Tasmania are usually presented in May.  The Queen’s Birthday Honours and Awards are usually presented in September.

Frequently Asked Questions

4.30 pm – 6.00 pm (including refreshments)

Government House Tasmania
7 Lower Domain Road
HOBART   TAS   7000

Recipient arrival:
No later than 3.45 pm to be seated by 4.00 pm

Guest arrival:
No later than 4.00 pm to be seated by 4.15 pm

A maximum number of guests per recipient will be advised prior to the ceremony.
It is recommended that all guests are 10 years of age or above.

Dress Code:
Dress for the day will be lounge suit (or jacket and tie) for gentlemen and smart day wear for ladies.  Those people receiving police, fire, ambulance, military or emergency services honours should wear their uniform.

Please note:  no other medals, badges or pins should be worn on your clothing; however, you may bring them with you and put them on after the investiture if you wish.

Ceremony length:
Approximately 1.5 hours

Entry to Government House is by invitation (mailed prior to ceremony).

Car parking is available in the grounds of Government House.

Mobility Requirements:
Please let us know if you have any disabilities which may preclude your walking up and down the steps to the stage in the Ball Room at Government House to receive your insignia.
Please let us know if any of your guests are likely to be in wheelchairs or require any assistance.

Photographs may not be taken during the investiture ceremony but photography is permitted during the reception afterwards.  An official photographer will record your investiture and there will be a group photograph taken with the Governor.  A complimentary copy of your photograph will be sent to you.

Inability to attend:
You may defer your investiture until the next ceremony.

Contact Details:
Executive Officer
Government House Tasmania
7 Lower Domain Road
HOBART   TAS   7000

Phone:  (03) 6234 2671