Hobart, TAS; Canberra, ACT

20 February 2019

On Wednesday 20 February 2019 the Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of Chief Officer Chris Arnol, Tasmanian Fire Service, met with staff and received a brief on the Tasmanian bushfires, at the Tasmanian Fire Service Headquarters, Hobart.

Afterwards, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, as guests of Councillor Bec Enders, Mayor, Huon Valley Council, met with volunteers and community members involved in bushfire response and recovery efforts at the Geeveston Town Hall.

In the evening, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove hosted a dinner for the Council for the Order of Australia at Government House, Canberra.

Earlier, the Governor-General met with students from John Paul College, Queensland, as they undertook a tour of Government House as part of their visit to Canberra.