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.

Australians can receive a message from the Prime Minister:

  • on their 50th wedding anniversary and every year after*
  • on their 90th birthday and every year after*

Australians can receive a message from the Governor-General:

  • on their 50th wedding anniversary and every year after*
  • on their 100th birthday and every year after*

Australians can receive a message from The Queen:

  • on their 60th wedding anniversary and every fifth year after*
  • on their 100th birthday and every fifth year after*

If you did not receive a message from The Queen for your 60th wedding anniversary or 100th birthday you can request a message for the next occasion (i.e. your 61st wedding anniversary or 101st birthday). After the 60th or 61st wedding anniversary, or 100th or 101st birthday, the next opportunity to receive an anniversary message from The Queen will be your 65th wedding anniversary or 105th birthday.

 

50th Wedding Anniversary 60th plus Wedding Anniversary 90th Birthday 100th plus Birthday
Prime Minister Yes Yes Yes Yes
Governor-General Yes Yes No 100th and every year thereafter
The Queen No 60th and every fifth year thereafter No 100th and every fifth year thereafter

How do I arrange the message?

You can arrange a congratulatory message through Alex Hawke’s office by:

  • Calling the office on 02 9899 7211;
  • Visiting the electorate office at Suite 8, 23 Terminus Street, Castle Hill; or
  • Please complete the online form below or click here to download form to complete.

If you are applying for a message on behalf of a relative or friend who lives in another electorate, their federal member will be notified as well.

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 supporting documentation such as 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 or from the electorate office. Justice of the Peace service is available at the electorate office during business hours.

When should I arrange the message?

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.

Where will the message be delivered?

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.

 

Congratulatory messages

Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png pdf doc docx.
Name of recipient *
Name of second recipient (if applicable)
Address of recipient *
Address for delivery (if different from above)