Opportunity available to volunteer with Government House

  • Are you interested in the constitutional, ceremonial and community role of the Governor of Queensland?
  • Are you also a history buff with a passion for sharing your knowledge?
  • Do you enjoy public speaking and relish an opportunity to give back something to the Queensland community?

The Office of the Governor has an exciting opportunity for suitably skilled volunteers to join their Public Engagement Program and lead a diverse range of visitor groups through Government House and the Estate on guided tours. They are looking for people with a passion for history, culture, architecture and heritage and a desire to share this knowledge and interest with the Queensland community. They will provide you with contemporary content to highlight the role of the Governor as the representative of Her Majesty The Queen, Queensland’s Head of State along with comprehensive training to confidently and accurately deliver the history of Governors and the Government House Estate.

If you have an interest in the role of the Governor and the history of Queensland and a desire to make an altruistic contribution and give back to the Queensland community then they would love to hear from you. If you are interested in this position please send your resume and cover letter detailing why you would be a great Government House Volunteer to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. A position description is available upon request.

Applicants will be subject to a Police criminal history check, must be eligible to obtain a Blue Card and are required to sign a statement of confidentiality. Volunteers are expected to uphold high standards of presentation and inter-personal conduct required of those representing the Office of the Governor. The ability to communicate easily, engage an audience and accurately narrate history and facts are essential. Volunteers must have the physical ability to stand/walk for extended periods (up to 1.5 hours) and climb stairs in order to lead tours.

There are limited volunteer positions available and applications will be reviewed as received. Applications close at 5.00pm on Friday, 29 January 2021.


Time required

This is a voluntary position, and they are requesting a commitment of four (4) hours per month, noting tours are offered Wednesdays and Thursdays, at 10.30am – 12.00pm and 2.00pm – 3.30pm. Volunteers greet visitors and lead guided tours of up to 20 visitors through the public rooms of Government House. Communication with the team of volunteers is usually via email/phone and Microsoft Teams. They are looking for someone who can commit to a 12-month period for continuity and momentum in this role.


Interested in

  • The constitutional, ceremonial and community role of the Governor of Queensland  
  • History, culture, architecture and heritage
  • Public speaking, meeting new people and making them feel welcome



  • Government House Volunteers can expect to partake in required Office of the Governor Professional Development and Training.
  • Government House Volunteers are required to abide by the Office of the Governor’s Code of Conduct.
  • Government House Volunteers are required to wear a uniform.
  • All training and the relevant content and historical material to deliver the guided tours are provided.