Governor-General (Allowance) Order (No 2) 2011

  • revoked
  • Governor-General (Allowance) Order (No 2) 2011: revoked (with effect on 1 October 2013), on 25 April 2014, by clause 4 of the Governor-General (Allowance) Order 2014 (LI 2014/132).

as at 25 April 2014

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Governor-General (Allowance) Order (No 2) 2011

(SR 2011/251)

Anand Satyanand, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 18th day of July 2011

His Excellency the Governor-General in Council

  • Governor-General (Allowance) Order (No 2) 2011: revoked (with effect on 1 October 2013), on 25 April 2014, by clause 4 of the Governor-General (Allowance) Order 2014 (LI 2014/132).


Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this official reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

This order is administered by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Pursuant to section 6 of the Governor-General Act 2010, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following order.


1 Title
  • This order is the Governor-General (Allowance) Order (No 2) 2011.

2 Commencement
  • This order comes into force on 1 August 2011.

3 Allowance of Governor-General
  • The allowance payable to the Governor-General under section 6 of the Governor-General Act 2010 is payable at the rate of $30,000 per annum.

4 Revocation

Rebecca Kitteridge,
Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.

This order, which comes into force on 1 August 2011, fixes the rate at which the Governor-General's allowance for official expenses is payable at $30,000 per annum. It is the first order to be made fixing the rate of the Governor-General's allowance under section 6 of the Governor-General Act 2010. That Act repealed and replaced all provisions concerning the office of the Governor-General, including those concerning funding arrangements for the Governor-General, previously set out in the Civil List Act 1979.

The funding arrangements under the Civil List Act 1979 included payment of a tax-exempt allowance. This was for the purpose of meeting the costs of the Governor-General's programme, in addition to personal costs arising from the position.

Under section 6 of the Governor-General Act 2010, the Governor-General continues to receive a tax-exempt allowance. However, the purpose of the new allowance is confined to meeting expenses incurred by the Governor-General personally in undertaking the duties of office, such as clothing, grooming, and other personal costs associated with the office. It does not extend to programme costs, which are now separately funded.

The order revokes the Governor-General (Allowance) Order 2011 with effect from the close of 23 August 2011, which is when the incumbent Governor-General's term of office ends. The incumbent Governor-General's allowance is not paid under section 6.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 21 July 2011.

Reprints notes
1 General
  • This is a reprint of the Governor-General (Allowance) Order (No 2) 2011 that incorporates all the amendments to that order as at the date of the last amendment to it.

2 Legal status
  • Reprints are presumed to correctly state, as at the date of the reprint, the law enacted by the principal enactment and by any amendments to that enactment. Section 18 of the Legislation Act 2012 provides that this reprint, published in electronic form, has the status of an official version under section 17 of that Act. A printed version of the reprint produced directly from this official electronic version also has official status.

3 Editorial and format changes
4 Amendments incorporated in this reprint
  • Governor-General (Allowance) Order 2014 (LI 2014/13): clause 4