Remuneration for former Governors-General and spouses

The Authority sets annuities for former Governors-General and surviving spouses of former Governors-General.

Current annuities for former Governors-General and spouses

Information on current annuities for former Governors-General and the surviving spouses of former Governors-General is in:

The current determination will expire on the 31 March 2017.

Background

The Governor-General Act 2010, s.8, s.9 provides for:

  • an annuity for former Governors-General to be set by the Remuneration Authority
  • the annuity is a yearly rate for those who serve less than two years; a yearly rate for each complete year, up to five years, for those who serve two complete years or more
  •  the surviving spouse of a Governor-General who dies after leaving office receives an annuity at half the annual rate that would have been paid to the former Governor-General.

The annuity is reviewed every year and adjusted as appropriate.

For more background see the 2010 Law Commission Review of the Civil List Act, the Governor-General.