Congratulatory messages

What are congratulatory messages?

Australians celebrating a special birthday or wedding anniversary can receive personal congratulations from the Prime Minister, Governor-General or the Queen. In addition, they can receive a card or message from their local members of the Federal and State Governments.

You can make a big day special for friends or relatives celebrating important milestones in their lives.

Who qualifies?

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.

The Prime Minister and Governor-General send messages to couples celebrating 50 years of marriage and subsequent wedding anniversaries.

The Queen sends messages to couples celebrating 60 years of marriage and will write every five years after that on request.

50th Wedding Anniversary

50thplus Wedding Anniversary

90th Birthday

90th plus Birthday

Prime Minister









100th and every year thereafter

The Queen


60th and every fifth year thereafter


100th and every fifth year thereafter

How to arrange a message

Grayndler residents should contact my electorate office by email [email protected] or by phoning (02) 9564 3588.

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 to arrange the message

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.

Where will the message be delivered?

Messages can be delivered directly to the recipient or to a care-of address for surprises.


Information kits:

Pensioners and Seniors Kit – March 2018

School Leavers Kit – November 2012


Flags and Symbols

Our flags and symbols help tell the story of who we are as Australians

Local non-profit community groups can apply for a flag through my office.

The flags available include the Australian, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags.



If you would like a flag please call the office on 9564 3588 or email [email protected]