The Governor-General promotes national identity by supporting and promoting national
values, diversity, inclusion, culture and heritage and is patron of community, charitable,
military and cultural associations & public service organizations.
10.1. Organizations granted patronage are chosen based on long-established
criteria, to which groups should adhere when submitting a request.
10.2. Organisations should have aims and objectives that are aligned with the
role and responsibilities of the Governor-General or his personal themes and
interests, be national in scope, have active programmes which are implemented
on an annual basis and have evidence of being financially responsible.
10.3. Once approved, organizations will benefit from the use of the Government
House Property for events and meetings, the hosting of events under the
patronage of His/Her/Their Excellencies and support in various forms
10.4. Notwithstanding section 9.3, events are not to be held under the
patronage of His/Her Excellency or Their Excellencies without their written
10.5. Only organizations which are under the patronage of His/Her/Their
Excellencies can be granted permission to have events under the patronage of
the Governor General and/ or his spouse. Any other organization may request
authorization to host an event under the auspices of His/Her/Their Excellencies.
For any further information on these protocol guidelines, please contact the Office of the
Governor General - 268 462 0002/3/4
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