A new Governor-General

His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd) has been sworn-in as Australia’s 27th Governor-General. 

Jul 1, 2019

General Hurley has previously served as the Governor of New South Wales.

According to section 2 of the Australian Constitution, the Governor-General is appointed by the Queen to be Her Majesty's representative in Australia. They are appointed on the recommendation of the Prime Minister, usually for a term of 5 years.