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.

Congratulatory Messages Eligibility

  50th Wedding Anniversary 50th plus Wedding Anniversary 90th Birthday 90th 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 Sussan Ley MP’s electorate office by:

  • Completing the submission form below
  • Phoning Albury on 02 6021 3264 or Griffith 02 6964 1212
  • Visiting one of our offices during business hours (see locations below)

If you are applying for a message on behalf of a relative or friend who lives in another part of the country their local federal member will be notified so they can send a message.

You will need to provide supporting documentation such as copies of a birth or marriage certificate.

If these are not available you can choose to fill out a statutory declaration form; available at any post office or you can download one here.

The supporting documentation (copies) can be posted to either electorate office. Supporting documentation in its original form, such as birth or marriage certificate, must be hand delivered and will be copied for you. This is to ensure original documents are not lost or damaged in transit.

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.

When should I arrange the message?

Requests for congratulatory messages should be completed as soon possible inside two months before the celebration. You can also request a belated message up to one month after the birthday or anniversary has passed.

Where will the message be delivered?

Congratulatory messages can be posted directly to a home address or PO Box, or alternately to a care-of address (such as a friend or relative) for surprises.

Please fill in the below to request a congratulatory message: (all fields are required)

  • DD slash MM slash YYYY
  • DD slash MM slash YYYY
  • Max. file size: 10 GB.

Send Supporting Documents to:

Email: [email protected] or post to:

Albury Electorate office:                                              Griffith Electorate office:
517 Kiewa St (PO Box 672)                                             100 Yambil St (PO Box 1093)
ALBURY NSW 2640                                                         GRIFFITH NSW 2680
Ph: (02) 6021 3264                                                           Ph: (02) 6964 1212