|Secretary of the Department of Home Affairs and Environment|
1 February 1984 –13 December 1984
|Secretary of the Department of Arts,Heritage and Environment|
13 December 1984 –24 July 1987
Patrick John Galvin
17 March 1933
|Children||Michael Galvin,Terence Galvin,Simon Gratton,Scott Galvin,Tobias Manderson-Galvin,Kerith Manderson-Galvin|
|Alma mater||University of Adelaide|
Patrick John Galvin AM (born 17 March 1933) is a retired senior Australian public servant. He was Secretary of the Department of Arts,Heritage and Environment between 1984 and 1987.
Galvin was born in Adelaide,South Australia,on 17 March 1933.   His father,also called Pat Galvin,was an Australian Labor Party member of the House of Representatives. 
Galvin joined the Australian Public Service in 1950,with a personnel cadetship that enabled him to obtain an arts degree from the University of Adelaide.  
Whilst working in the Department of External Territories,Galvin served in Papua New Guinea. 
In 1982,Galvin was appointed as a Deputy Secretary in the Department of Home Affairs and Environment. He was appointed Secretary of the Department in July 1984,having acted in the role since February that year.  A departmental reshuffle in December 1984 saw him transitioning to become Secretary of the Department of Arts,Heritage and Environment. 
Galvin retired from the public service in 1988,and moved to Brisbane with his wife Dr Lenore Manderson who had been appointed to a position at the University of Queensland. 
In January 1991,Galvin was made a Member of the Order of Australia in recognition of his services to heritage,the arts and the Public Service. 
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Mr Pat Galvin... will retire from the Public Service on March 17 next year—his 55th birthday