Australians who are celebrating certain milestone birthdays or wedding anniversaries can request a congratulatory message from the Prime Minister, Governor-General or the King.
Who is eligible for a congratulatory message?
- Prime Minister: 90th, 100th and every year thereafter.
- Governor General: 100th and every year thereafter.
- The King: 100th and every fifth year thereafter.
- Prime Minister: 50th and every year thereafter.
- Governor General: 50th and every year thereafter.
- The King: 60th and every fifth year thereafter.
How can I arrange a congratulatory message?
You can request a congratulatory message through Clare's electorate office. To request a message, you can call the office on 9545 6211 or visit the office at 17-19 Atherton Road, Oakleigh. Please note that you must provide evidence (eg. birth certificate, marriage certificate, statutory declaration).
The message will be posted directly to the nominee. For surprise messages, an alternate postal address (to a relative or care-giver for example) can be given for the message.
When should I arrange the message?
A congratulatory message can be requested up to two months prior to the event. A belated message request can be requested up to one month after the event.
For more information on congratulatory messages, visit the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet here.
|50th Wedding Anniversary||50+ Wedding Anniversary||90th Birthday||90+ Birthday|
|Governor General||Yes||Yes||No||100th and every year thereafter|
|King||No||60th and every fifth year thereafter||No||100th and every fifth year thereafter|