The Governor-General, the Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy and Sir David Gascoigne depart for an official visit to Australia on Wednesday 2 June, 2021.
The four day programme begins in Canberra, with Dame Patsy and Sir David participating in a traditional indigenous Welcome to Country ceremony, followed by a State Ceremonial Welcome at Government House.
They will also visit the National Arboretum to plant a tōtara tree, and lay a wreath at the Australian War Memorial.
On Friday, Dame Patsy and Sir David will travel to Hobart, where activities will include a visit to MONA – Museum of Old and New Art, and the Australian Antarctic Division.
The visit has been planned in accordance with Australia’s Covid-19 rules. Dame Patsy and Sir David will be following all guidelines, including wearing masks where necessary.
Thurs 3 June Canberra
0900 Indigenous Welcome to Country ceremony
1100 State Ceremonial Welcome
1400 Visit to the National Arboretum
1440 Visit to the New Zealand High Commission
1800 State Dinner
Fri 4 June Canberra
0900 Wreath laying and tour of the Australian War Memorial
1100 Visit to the Australian Defence College for morning tea with New Zealand students
1500 Visit to the National Portrait Gallery
Sat 5 June Hobart
1045 Tour of MONA - Museum of Old and New Art
1530 Australian Antarctic Division
1830 State Dinner
Sun 6 June Hobart
0900 Tour of Government House gardens.
Please direct all requests for further information to Jo Blick - Adviser, Engagement and Communications, Government House, 021 243 7958.