Media Advisory: Australia salutes Thai cave rescuers
19 July 2018

On behalf of the nation, the Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), and Lady Cosgrove will host a special national thank you reception in the presence of the Prime Minister and national leaders, to recognise the nine Australians involved in the Thailand cave rescue, at Government House, Canberra on 24 July at 2:30pm.

The reception will be the first time the rescuers have been together since returning to Australia on 13 July. Family members of the rescuers will also attend the event.

Their Excellencies will be joined by the Prime Minister, the Ambassador of Thailand to Australia, Australia’s Ambassador to Thailand, the Leader of the Opposition, Acting Chief of the Defence Force, Acting Australian Federal Police Commissioner, and senior government representatives to show their appreciation for the rescuers’ courageous efforts.