Queensland welcomes 27th Governor of Queensland

On Monday 1 November, Queensland will officially welcome the 27th Governor of Queensland, Dr Jeannette Young PSM.

Dr Young has served the people of Queensland with distinction for 27 years and leaves behind an incredible record of achievements, including being Australia’s longest-serving Chief Health Officer.

She is a member of numerous committees and boards, including the National Health and Medical Research Council and the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee.

Since January 2020, she has been the State Health Incident Controller for the management of the COVID-19 pandemic response.

Dr Young replaces the outgoing Governor, The Honourable Paul de Jersey AC who was sworn-in as the 26th Governor on 29 July 2014. He leaves an indelible legacy, having helped to foster a safer, more caring and more connected State.

The swearing-in will take place at Parliament House on Monday 1 November 2021. Restrictions to roads around Parliament House and access to the Brisbane River will be in place.

Road/footpath closures:

  • 8am-5pm, Lower River Terrace, Kangaroo Point: closed to all vehicles from the southern boom gate to Kangaroo Point Cliffs Park.
  • 12pm-5pm, Alice Street: parking lanes between George and William Streets will be closed.
  • 12pm-5pm, George Street: closed between Alice Street and QUT entrance.
  • 2.15pm-2.55pm, Kangaroo Point: footpaths and bikeways directly leading to River Terrace Park along Lower River Terrace closed.

Brisbane River closure:

  • 2.15pm-2.55pm, Brisbane River: closed between Kangaroo Point Cliffs and the Botanic Gardens. Water Police will be in place to monitor all marine vessels. Commercial and recreational vessels are requested to travel at idle speed.

Noise warning

  • 2.24pm, Kangaroo Point: the Australian Defence Force will be conducting a traditional 19-gun salute.


Watch the livestream of the official proceeding from 2pm via the Parliament TV website.

Find out more about the role of the Governor of Queensland.