19††† Office of the Governor

Agency Outline

The Office of the Governor supports the Governor in the performance of her legal, constitutional, ceremonial and community responsibilities by:

       providing a high standard of advice and administrative support, including the organisation of constitutional and ceremonial duties and a program of community engagements;

       facilitating the efficient and effective interaction between the Office of the Governor, the Parliament, the Executive and the State Service; and

       protecting, maintaining and enhancing the heritage values of Government House and its grounds.

The Office is focused on achieving, or contributing to:

       safeguarding the integrity of the Stateís democratic system of government;

       promoting community involvement in government and understanding of the democratic process;

       promoting community understanding and appreciation of the role of the Governor;

       fostering activities in rural areas through speeches, visits, functions and other events;

       encouraging the involvement of young people in the community;

       supporting activities that promote a multicultural, diverse and tolerant society;

       stimulating culture and the arts;

       encouraging healthy eating, particularly among young people;

       promoting the Stateís exports and its tourism industry; and

       protecting, maintaining and enhancing the heritage values of Government House and its grounds.

This chapter provides financial information about the Output to be delivered by the Office of the Governor for 2023‑24 and the Forward Estimates (2024‑25 to 2026‑27). Further information about the Office is provided at www.govhouse.tas.gov.au.


 

Key Deliverables

The ongoing key deliverables for the Office include:

       continuing support of the Governorís program of activities, with particular attention to the promotion of the State of Tasmania;

       preparing programs that bring a wide range of people to events at Government House;

       preparing programs that promote a wide understanding of the activities and role of the Governor and the Office of the Governor;

       reviewing asset management, maintenance and restoration plans for the Government House Estate; and

       providing support for heritage maintenance of the buildings and grounds through sales of Government House products.


 

Output Information

The Output of the Office of the Governor is provided under:

       Output Group 1 ‑ The Office of the Governor.

Table 19.1 provides an Output Group Expense Summary for the Office.

Table 19.1:†††††† Output Group Expense Summary

 

2022‑23 

2023‑24 

2024‑25 

2025‑26 

2026‑27 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Premier

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Output Group 1 ‑ The Office of the Governor

 

 

 

 

 

1.1 Support for the Governor1

5 518 

6 134 

6 207 

6 527 

6 558 

 

5 518 

6 134 

6 207 

6 527 

6 558 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

5 518 

6 134 

6 207 

6 527 

6 558 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

1.    The increase in Support for the Governor from 2023‑24 reflects increased operating costs, and planned expenditure for heritage maintenance of Government House funded from revenue raised by the Office.

Output Group 1:††† The Office of the Governor

1.1 Support for the Governor

This Output facilitates the efficient and effective interaction between the Office of the Governor Tasmania, the Parliament, the Executive, the Tasmanian State Service, the Tasmanian community and Offices of the Governor in other states. This Output also facilitates cooperation between all arms of government and the community to promote the State of Tasmania to a widening range of international guests and other visitors to the State.

Performance Information Comments

The Office will successfully perform this Output by:

       meeting the expectations of the Governor in assisting her to meet her constitutional, legal, ceremonial and community responsibilities;

       meeting the expectations of the Governor and her spouse in the organisation of their official program and the administration of the household; and

       maintaining the Government House Estate to a high standard.

Detailed Budget Statements

Table 19.2:†††††† Statement of Comprehensive Income

 

2022‑23 

2023‑24 

2024‑25 

2025‑26 

2026‑27 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue and other income

 

 

 

 

 

Appropriation revenue ‑ operating1

5 105 

5 719 

5 835 

5 964 

6 226 

Sales of goods and services

195 

210 

235 

250 

265 

Total revenue

5 300 

5 929 

6 070 

6 214 

6 491 

Total income

5 300 

5 929 

6 070 

6 214 

6 491 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expenses

 

 

 

 

 

Employee benefits1

4 056 

4 648 

4 697 

4 803 

4 949 

Depreciation and amortisation

301 

301 

299 

298 

298 

Supplies and consumables2

1 124 

1 148 

1 174 

1 389 

1 274 

Other expenses

37 

37 

37 

37 

37 

Total expenses

5 518 

6 134 

6 207 

6 527 

6 558 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net result

(218)

(205)

(137)

(313)

(67)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other comprehensive income

 

 

 

 

 

Changes in physical asset revaluation reserve

300 

300 

300 

300 

300 

Total other comprehensive income

300 

300 

300 

300 

300 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comprehensive result

82 

95 

163 

(13)

233 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.    The increase in Appropriation revenue - operating and Employee benefits from 2023‑24 primarily reflects additional funding to meet increased operating costs. The increase in Appropriation revenue - operating in 2026-27 also reflects additional appropriation for expenditure associated with the 27th pay occurring in that financial year.

2.    The increase in Supplies and consumables in 2025‑26 reflects additional expenditure for heritage maintenance of Government House.

Table 19.3:†††††† Revenue from Appropriation by Output

 

2022‑23 

2023‑24 

2024‑25 

2025‑26 

2026‑27 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Premier

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Output Group 1 ‑ The Office of the Governor

 

 

 

 

 

1.1 Support for the Governor1

4 572 

5 159 

5 273 

5 399 

5 661 

 

4 572 

5 159 

5 273 

5 399 

5 661 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Office of the Governor

 

 

 

 

 

Total Operating Services

4 572 

5 159 

5 273 

5 399 

5 661 

 

4 572 

5 159 

5 273 

5 399 

5 661 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reserved by Law

 

 

 

 

 

Salary Her Excellency the Governor (Governor of Tasmania Act 1982)

514 

540 

542 

545 

545 

Salary The Administrator (Governor of Tasmania Act 1982, Section 5(1))

19 

20 

20 

20 

20 

 

533 

560 

562 

565 

565 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Revenue from Appropriation

5 105 

5 719 

5 835 

5 964 

6 226 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Controlled Revenue from Appropriation

5 105 

5 719 

5 835 

5 964 

6 226 

 

5 105 

5 719 

5 835 

5 964 

6 226 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

1.    The increase in Support for the Governor from 2023‑24 reflects additional funding to meet increased operating costs.


 

Table 19.4:†††††† Statement of Financial Position as at 30 June

 

2023 

2024 

2025 

2026 

2027 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

Financial assets

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and deposits1

141 

214 

384 

378 

473 

Receivables

15 

10 

10 

10 

10 

 

156 

224 

394 

388 

483 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non‑financial assets

 

 

 

 

 

Inventories2

70 

230 

230 

230 

230 

Property, plant and equipment2

42 313 

46 738 

46 740 

46 742 

46 744 

Heritage and cultural assets

3 891 

3 891 

3 891 

3 891 

3 891 

Other assets

42 

31 

31 

32 

33 

 

46 316 

50 890 

50 892 

50 895 

50 898 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets

46 472 

51 114 

51 286 

51 283 

51 381 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

Payables2

85 

104 

106 

108 

110 

Interest bearing liabilities

.... 

.... 

.... 

Employee benefits2,3

733 

698 

706 

714 

577 

Total liabilities

822 

803 

812 

822 

687 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net assets (liabilities)

45 650 

50 311 

50 474 

50 461 

50 694 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity

 

 

 

 

 

Reserves2

35 813 

40 169 

40 469 

40 769 

41 069 

Accumulated funds

9 837 

10 142 

10 005 

9 692 

9 625 

Total equity

45 650 

50 311 

50 474 

50 461 

50 694 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.    The variation in Cash and deposits primarily reflects the profile of revenue raised by the Office and associated expenditure to maintain and preserve the site and residence.

2.    The variation in these items in 2024 reflects revised estimates based on 30 June 2022 actuals.

3.    The decrease in Employee benefits in 2027 recognises the payment of the 27th pay in 2026-27 and the reduction in the associated liability accrued over prior years for this purpose.


4.     

Table 19.5:†††††† Statement of Cash Flows

 

2022‑23 

2023‑24 

2024‑25 

2025‑26 

2026‑27 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from operating activities

 

 

 

 

 

Cash inflows

 

 

 

 

 

Appropriation receipts ‑ operating

5 105 

5 719 

5 835 

5 964 

6 226 

Sales of goods and services

195 

210 

235 

250 

265 

GST receipts

60 

60 

60 

60 

60 

Total cash inflows

5 360 

5 989 

6 130 

6 274 

6 551 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash outflows

 

 

 

 

 

Employee benefits

(3 677)

(4 211)

(4 237)

(4 318)

(4 574)

Superannuation

(371)

(429)

(452)

(477)

(512)

GST payments

(60)

(60)

(60)

(60)

(60)

Supplies and consumables

(1 123)

(1 147)

(1 173)

(1 388)

(1 273)

Other cash payments

(37)

(37)

(37)

(37)

(37)

Total cash outflows

(5 268)

(5 884)

(5 959)

(6 280)

(6 456)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash from (used by) operating activities

92 

105 

171 

(6)

95 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from financing activities

 

 

 

 

 

Net borrowings

(3)

(3)

(1)

.... 

.... 

Net cash from (used by) financing activities

(3)

(3)

(1)

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents held

89 

102 

170 

(6)

95 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and deposits at the beginning of the reporting period

52 

112 

214 

384 

378 

Cash and deposits at the end of the reporting period

141 

214 

384 

378 

473