His Excellency, the Honourable Kim Beazley AC, Governor of Western Australia

His Excellency, the Honourable Kim Beazley AC is the 33rd Governor of Western Australia.

Prior to being installed as Governor on the 1st May 2018, Mr Beazley had dedicated almost three decades to a career in Federal Parliament, representing the WA seats of Brand and Swan.

After his retirement from politics in 2007, His Excellency was appointed Winthrop Professor in the Department of Politics and International Relations at The University of Western Australia.

In July 2008 he was appointed Chancellor of the Australian National University, a position he held until December 2009.

In 2009, Mr Beazley was awarded the Companion of the Order of Australia for service to the Parliament of Australia through contributions to the development of government policies in relation to defence and international relations, and as an advocate for Indigenous people, and to the community.

Mr Beazley took up an appointment as Ambassador to the United States of America in February 2010. He served as Ambassador until January 2016.

As Governor of Western Australia, His Excellency the Honourable Kim Beazley AC is Patron to many community and charitable organisations of which Volunteer Marine Rescue Western Australia (Inc) is one.


We are justifiably proud and very privileged to come under the Governor’s patronage.