Governor-General, David Hurley will welcome Canberrans to his Yarralumla residents this week to pay their respects to the late Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip.

Government House will open its doors on Saturday for visitors to sign a physical condolence book.

“Since His Royal Highness’ passing, Linda and I have been struck by the admiration Australians held for The Duke of Edinburgh as well as the deep sympathy we all feel for Her Majesty and The Royal Family,” the Governor-General said.

It comes after the Prime Minister and Cabinet Department established an online site for Australians to leave their messages of support for the Royal Family.

“Many tens of thousands have expressed their condolences online.”

“Linda and I have welcomed diplomats, the leadership of the Australian Defence Force, members of the Duke of Edinburgh Award and others to Government House – we extend the same opportunity to Canberrans.”

Government House will be open to the public from 10am to 1pm on Saturday 17 April.


Guests will be invited into the Drawing Room of Government House to sign a condolence book.

Registration is not required but use of the Check In CBR app will be mandatory.