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.

Congratulatory message eligibility

Celebration
50th Wedding Anniversary
50th plus Wedding Anniversary
90th Birthday
90th plus Birthday
Prime Minister

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

100th and every year thereafter

No

60th and every fifth year thereafter

No

100th and every fifth year thereafter

Governor-General
The Queen

Arranging a congratulatory message

Supporting documentation such birth certificates or marriage certificates will be required. A statutory declaration can also be used. These forms are available at any post office or from Senator Paterson’s office.

When to arrange a congratulatory message

You can lodge a request for congratulatory messages up to two months before the celebration.

It is also possible to request a belated message up to one month following a celebration.

Message delivery

Congratulatory messages can be posted directly to the recipient or alternatively to a care-of address for surprises.