Congratulatory Messages

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?

The Prime Minister will send a message of congratulations to people turning 90 years of age or more.
The Queen and Governor-General will send a message on a 100th birthday.
On request, the Prime Minister and the Governor-General will write again every year and The Queen will write again every five years following the 100th Birthday.
The Prime Minister and Governor-General send messages to couples celebrating 50 years of marriage and subsequent wedding anniversaries.
The Queen will send messages to couples celebrating 60 years of marriage and will write every five years after that on request.


  50th Wedding Anniversary 50th plus Wedding Anniversary 90th Birthday 90th plus Birthday
Prime Minister Yes      
Governor-General Yes      
The Queen No     100th and every fifth year thereafter

How to Apply:

You can arrange an anniversary message by calling my electorate office on 9416 8690.
If you are applying for a message on behalf of a relative or friend who lives in another electorate, their local federal member will be notified so they can send a message too.
You will need to provide supporting documentation like birth certificates or marriage certificates. If these are not available you can provide a statutory declaration. Statutory declaration forms are available at any post office.
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.
To arrange a message from the State Premier you should contact the office of your local state parliamentarian.
You can make arrangements for anniversary messages up to two months before the celebration.
You can request a belated message up to one month after the birthday or wedding anniversary has passed.
Anniversary messages can be delivered directly to the recipient or to a care-of address for surprises.
For more information about Congratulatory Messages please contact my office on 9416 8690 or visit the It’s an Honour website.