Governor of Queensland

representative of the monarch of Australia in the state of Queensland

The Governor of Queensland is the representative in the state of Queensland of the Queen of Australia. The governor has the power to appoint and dismiss the Premier of Queensland and all other ministers in the cabinet, and issue writs for the election of the state parliament.

Governor of Queensland
Jeannette Young

since 1 November 2021
StyleHis Excellency The Honourable
ResidenceGovernment House, Brisbane
AppointerAustralian monarch
Term lengthAt Her Majesty's Pleasure
Formation10 December 1859
First holderSir George Bowen
WebsiteOffice of the Governor

The current Governor of Queensland, Jeannette Young, was sworn in on 1 November 2021.[1]


  1. "Dr Jeannette Young Queensland's New Governor". Ministerial Media Statements. Archived from the original on 24 June 2021. Retrieved 21 June 2021.