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Samantha Mostyn Appointed 28th Governor-General

Last updated on April 4, 2024

Samantha Mostyn, a lawyer,business-woman and gender equality campaigner, has been appointed the 28th Governor-General of Australia.

The appointment was announced this morning by the Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese. The vice-regal appointment is made by King Charles III on the advice of the prime minister.

Mostyn will take up the 5-year appointment on July 1, 2024.

Watch the Albanese-Mostyn press conference (26m):

Listen to the Albanese-Mostyn press conference (26m):

Mostyn will be the second woman appointed Governor-General by Labor prime ministers. The first was Quentin Bryce, appointed by Kevin Rudd in 2008.

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