Australia: Governors-General: 1901-2021

The styles are given as recorded in the proclamations of the assumption of office. In official use it was normally contracted to a) Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia; and b) Governor-General of Australia.
Governor-General and Commander-in-Chief of the Commonwealth of Australia
1 Jan 1901 - 9 Jan 1903 John Adrian Louis Hope, Earl of Hopetoun, Viscount Althrie, Lord Hope, Baron Hopetoun, of Hopetoun in the County of Linlithgow, Baron Niddry, of Niddry Castle in the County of Linlithgow, Baronet of Kirkliston, Nova Scotia, (from 27 Oct 1902) Marquess of Linlithgow, in the County of Linlithgow or West Lothian
9 Jan 1903 - 21 Jan 1904 Hallam Tennyson, Baron Tennyson, of Aldworth, in the County of Sussex, and of Freshwater, in the Isle of Wight
21 Jan 1904 - 9 Sep 1908 Sir Henry Stafford Northcote, Baron Northcote, of the City and County of the City of Exeter
9 Sep 1908 - 31 Jul 1911 William Humble Ward, Earl of Dudley, Viscount Ednam, of Ednam in the County of Roxburgh, Baron Ward, of Birmingham in the County of Warwick
31 Jul 1911 - 18 May 1914 Thomas Denman, Baron Denman, of Dovedale, in the County of Derbyshire
18 May 1914 - 6 Oct 1920 Sir Ronald Craufurd Munro-Ferguson
6 Oct 1920 - 8 Oct 1925 Henry William Forster, Baron Forster, of Lepe, in the County of Southampton
8 Oct 1925 - 22 Jan 1931 John Lawrence Baird, Baron Stonehaven, of Ury in the County of Kincardine
22 Jan 1931 - 23 Jan 1936 Sir Isaac Alfred Isaacs
23 Jan 1936 - 30 Jan 1945 Alexander Gore Arkwright Hore-Ruthven, Baron Gowrie, of Canberra in the Commonwealth of Australia and of Dirleton in the County of East Lothian, (from 8 Jan 1945) Earl of Gowrie, Viscount Ruthven of Canberra, of Dirleton, in the County of East Lothian
30 Jan 1945 - 11 Mar 1947 Prince Henry William Frederick Albert, Duke of Gloucester, Earl of Ulster, Baron Culloden
11 Mar 1947 - 8 May 1953 William John McKell (from 9 Nov 1951 Sir William John McKell)
8 May 1953 - 2 Feb 1960 Sir William Joseph Slim
2 Feb 1960 - 3 Feb 1961 William Shepherd Morrison, Viscount Dunrossil, of Vallaquie in the Isle of North Uist and County of Inverness
Administrator of the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia
4 Feb 1961 - 3 Aug 1961 Sir Reginald Alexander Dallas Brooks
Governor-General and Commander-in-Chief in and over the Commonwealth of Australia
3 Aug 1961 - 22 Sep 1965 William Philip Sidney, Viscount De L'Isle, of Penshurst in the County of Kent, Baron De L'Isle and Dudley, Baronet, of Penshurst, Kent
22 Sep 1965 - 30 Apr 1969 Richard Gardiner Casey, Baron Casey, of Berwick in the State of Victoria and Commonwealth of Australia and of the City of Westminster
30 Apr 1969 - 11 Jul 1974 Sir Paul Meernaa Caedwalla Hasluck
Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia and Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Force of the Commonwealth of Australia
11 Jul 1974 - 8 Dec 1977 Sir John Robert Kerr
8 Dec 1977 - 29 Jul 1982 Sir Zelman Cowen
29 Jul 1982 - 24 Aug 1984 Sir Ninian Martin Stephen
Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia
24 Aug 1984 - 16 Feb 1989 Sir Ninian Martin Stephen (x)
16 Feb 1989 - 16 Feb 1996 William George Hayden
16 Feb 1996 - 29 Jun 2001 Sir William Patrick Deane
29 Jun 2001 - 29 May 2003 Peter John Hollingworth
Administrator of the Commonwealth of Australia
29 May 2003 - 11 Aug 2003 Sir Guy Stephen Montague Green [1]
Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia
11 Aug 2003 - 5 Sep 2008 Philip Michael Jeffery
5 Sep 2008 - 28 Mar 2014 Quentin Alice Louise Bryce, née Strachan (from 25 Mar 2014 Dame Quentin Alice Louise Bryce)
28 Mar 2014 - 1 Jul 2019 Sir Peter John Cosgrove
1 Jul 2019 - David John Hurley

[1] Acting for Peter John Hollingworth from 15 May 2003 to 29 May 2003.
Last updated on: 30 Sep 2020 00:00:00