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2017 ‘Music on the Terrace’: New Ticket Booking Details

Monday, March 13th, 2017

PLEASE NOTE: We have changed the ticketing process this year

All Music on the Terrace concerts will have reserved seating this year with tickets being available from the Perth Concert Hall.

Season Tickets buyers will be given preferential seating at the front of the Ballroom and will receive an allocated seat that they will retain for all concerts. Tickets can be purchased online, over the phone or in person at the Perth Concert Hall box office. Note there is a handling fee for online and phone purchases but no handling fee for purchasing at the Concert Hall. There are no Credit Card fees on any transactions.


FOR PHONE BOOKINGS CALL (08) 9231 9999 or you can book in person at the Perth Concert Hall, 9am-5pm Monday to Friday

Music of the Night Cabaret – Hurry, book now!

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

Sara Macliver gardenias WEB

The ever popular ‘Music of the Night’ event will be held on Thursday 27th October at 7.30pm in the Government House Ballroom. Featuring the acclaimed soprano Sara Macliver as well as talent students from the WA Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA). The event will be presented in cabaret mode with table seating. Food platters and wine will be available for purchase.

Book your table now to avoid disappointment. Tickets are only available from GHF. Email or call 9325 2963 during office hours.

New images added to the Photo Gallery

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

An Afternoon in Vienna

New photos have been added to the GHF Gallery for the ‘An Afternoon in Vienna’, ‘Paavali Jumppanen’ and ‘Rising Stars’ Music on the Terrace 2016 concerts.


Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

The next scheduled Open Day is:

Sunday, 16 October 2016 between 11.00am and 3.00pm.

Self-guided tour through rooms of the heritage-listed Government House with volunteer guides on hand to answer your questions.

Enjoy entertainment in the Grounds and the Ballroom.
Bring a picnic to enjoy on the lawns or purchase refreshments on offer.
Visit the information booths of various community organisations.

Parking and access

On-site parking is not available.
Pedestrian access is via the pedestrian and main gates on St Georges Terrace or the rear gates on Terrace Drive.
Pedestrian access to the Government House Ballroom is via the laneway between Council House and Government House.

Music on the Terrace 2016 brochure out now!

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

MOTT brochure cover 2016

The eagerly awaited Music on the Terrace 2016 brochure is out now. This year’s concerts will feature the UWA Symphony Orchestra, Finnish piano virtuoso Paavali Jumppanen, the St Georges Cathedral Consort, Canadian violinist Alexandre da Costa and flautist Jane Rutter.

To learn more about these fabulous concerts, go to the ‘Music on the Terrace’ menu tab on this website.

To book your Music on the Terrace 2016 Season Tickets contact the Government House Foundation on (08)9325 2963 or email:

For individual Music on the Terrace concert tickets visit Ticketmaster:

‘Choral Fantasy’ Fantastic Finale

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015


On Sunday 4th October patrons were treated to wonderful performances by Fremantle Chamber Orchestra and Voyces choir in Government House Ballroom in the last ‘Music on the Terrace’ concert for the 2015 Season. The Fremantle Chamber Orchestra performed works by Mozart and Martucci under the conduction of pianist Mark Coughlan, then after interval the Voyces choir sang pieces by Esenvalds, Whitacre, Orbán and Crandell under the conduction of Stefan Pugliese. The Fremantle Chamber Orchestra and Voyces then combined for a stirring rendition of Beethoven’s ‘Choral Fantasy’ which received a standing ovation.


Tuesday, September 29th, 2015


Sunday 18 October 2015, 11.00am to 3.00pm


Government House Open Day is part of the 2015 Perth Heritage Days’ weekend program themed ‘People Who Shaped Perth’. Arranged in partnership with Heritage Perth, along with the support of The Government House Foundation, Open Day will celebrate a lineage that stretches back to the settlement of the colony in 1829.

Since opening its doors in 1863, the present Government House has been home to each Governor appointed to serve Western Australia.  ‘Tour Through Time’ with a self-guided tour of the House and discover many interesting facts about each of the State Governors who have helped shape Perth.

Marvel at the beauty of days gone by as you wander through the House and its magnificent surrounds. View the many interesting exhibitions on display throughout the Domain or simply delight in spending time with our furry and feathered friends from the Incredible Creatures Animal Farm.

Enjoy a dazzling performance of music at its best, featuring WAAPA’s new ‘Indian Ocean Ensemble’ performing alongside the WAAPA String Quartet, the 2015 Warana Prizewinner Noelle Zhao, Dame Mary Gilmore Award winner Kate Goyder, Defying Gravity percussion ensemble, and other leading performers from WAAPA’s acclaimed instrumental and vocal programme.

Book early for an escorted cellar tour (limited numbers apply – bookings via Heritage Perth). These cellars were an integral part of the House when it was completed in 1863, particularly before refrigeration, cool stores, and supermarkets! Capture your visit at the Official Vice Regal ‘Selfie Station’ and share your photos with family and friends #OpenDay2015.

Light refreshments will be available for purchase in the Supper Room, courtesy of The Rotary Club of Perth or enjoy a delicious sausage sizzle provided by Scouts WA.

Wheelchair access for disabled persons. For more information please contact Reception on (08) 9429 9199.

Piano Spectacular a huge success

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015


On the 12th April a full house at Government House Ballroom was treated to some wonderful piano performances on two Fazioli pianos by Piers Lane, Anna Sleptsova, Roland Brand, Graeme Gilling  Sarah Cranfield, Mark Coughlan, Shuan Hern Lee, Raymond Yong, Kai Ning Wang, Aidan Boase, William Wu, Yoon Sen Lee and Van Li. The program included pieces by Chopin, Mozart, Grainger and Beethoven (with a Dudley Moore twist).

Anna Sleptsova  Roland Brand Graeme Gilling  Sarah Cranfield
Mark Coughlan Shuan Hern Lee
Raymond Yong Kai Ning Wang
Aidan Boase William Wu
Yoon Sen Lee  Van Li

Music on the Terrace 2015 brochure now available

Thursday, February 19th, 2015


The new brochure for the 10th Anniversary Season of Music on the Terrace is now available. If you are a GHF member or a season subscriber then you will receive a copy in the mail shortly. You can also see the details of the Music on the Terrace season by going to the ‘Music on the Terrace’ menu tab on this website. The two special cabaret events are listed under the ‘Events’ menu tab.

If you are not a GHF member, now is the perfect time to join and get discounted tickets to the 2015 Music on the Terrace Season. Contact or call (08) 9325 2963 for more information.

Dr Ken Michael announced as new President of GHF

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Last night was the exclusive Christmas Party for members of the Government House Foundation of Western Australia, which included a sneak peak of next year’s ‘Music on the Terrace’ series (brochure to be released in the new year). Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson announced that former Governor of Western Australia, Dr Ken Michael, will be the new President of the Government House Foundation. The Council is delighted to welcome Dr Michael on board.

President of GHF Dr Ken Michael with Chairman Mark Coughlan

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