Governor of Tasmania

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Governor of Tasmania
Badge of the Governor of Tasmania.svg
Badge of the Governor
Barbara Baker

since 16 June 2021
StyleHer Excellency
ResidenceGovernment House, Hobart
AppointerAustralian monarch
Term lengthAt Her Majesty's pleasure
Formation8 January 1855
First holderSir Henry Fox Young

The Governor of Tasmania is the representative in the Australian state of Tasmania of Elizabeth II, Queen of Australia. The Governor performs the same constitutional and ceremonial functions at the state level as the Governor-General of Australia does at the national level.

The official residence of the Governor is Government House located at the Queens Domain.

The first Australian-born Governor of Tasmania was Sir Stanley Burbury (appointed 1973). The first Tasmanian-born governor was Sir Guy Green (appointed 1995).

In May 2021, Premier Peter Gutwein announced that Barbara Baker would replace Kate Warner as governor of Tasmania on 16 June 2021.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Denholm, Matthew (20 May 2021). "Barbara Baker: Governor targets family violence but silent on republic". The Australian. Retrieved 30 May 2021.