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?
From the Prime Minister: 90th and every year after
From the Governor-General: 100th and every year after
From The Queen: 100th and every fifth year after
From the Prime Minister: 50th and every year after
From the Governor-General: 50th and every year after
From The Queen: 60th and every fifth year after
You can arrange a congratulatory message through Senator Sinodinos’ office by:
- Calling the office on (02) 8289 9450
- Completing the online form below
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.
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 do 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.