Australians who are celebrating a special birthday or wedding anniversary can receive personal congratulations from the Prime Minister, Governor-General or The Queen.
Who is eligible for a congratulatory message?
100th and every
60th and every
fifth year thereafter
You can arrange a congratulatory message through my office by:
If you are applying for a message on behalf of a relative or friend who lives outside the electorate of Gellibrand, their local federal member will be notified so they can send a message too. My office will also notify the relevant state member. Where appropriate, your request to the Prime Minister will be passed on to the Governor-General and The Queen so you only have to make one application.
You will need to provide formal documentation, such as a marriage or birth certificate, to verify the date of the occasion.
If these documents are not available you can provide a statutory declaration. Statutory declaration forms are available at any post office or from my electorate office.
Supporting documentation in the form of a statutory declaration can be posted or hand delivered to my electorate office. Supporting documentation in original form, such as birth certificates or marriage certificates, must be hand delivered to the electorate office, where a copy of the documentation will be made.
You can lodge a request for congratulatory messages up to two months before the celebration.
You can also request a belated message up to one month after the birthday or wedding anniversary has passed. For eligible occasions, requests received within six months after the occasion will be passed to Government House in Canberra for their consideration for a belated message from The Queen.
Congratulatory messages can be posted directly to the recipient’s home address or alternatively to care-of address (such as a friend or relative) for surprises.