Government House in Paddington Opens to Public to Commemorate Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

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The historic Government House in Paddington will be holding an Open Day as part of the year-long celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

The special Open Day will take place on Saturday, 13 March 2022, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The guests may tour parts of Government House and enjoy the picturesque, heritage-listed gardens of the Fernberg estate.   

The year-long celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee was officially launched on Sunday, 6 Feb 2022, when Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the throne following the death of her father,  King George VI.

Since 1910, the Government House is the official home of the Queensland Governors, the personal representative of Her Majesty The Queen. Currently, Her Excellency the Honourable Dr Jeannette Young PSM, Governor of Queensland, and her husband  Professor Graeme Nimmo RFD are the 17th vice-regal couple to have resided in the estate. She was sworn into office in November 2021 and is the 12th personal representative of Queen Elizabeth II.

Every year, the Open Days welcome school kids and tour groups as well as Christmas revelers during the holidays. This year, all visitors are expected to be fully vaccinated to join the Open Day.

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Visitors to the Paddington landmark may use the Fernberg Road gate’s pedestrian access, where staff members will be ready to assist the people. On-street parking spaces are available on Fernberg Road. 

The taking of videos is not permitted during Government House Functions or photography within the house. As a matter of courtesy, guests are requested to turn their mobile phones off or to silent mode.