Request a congratulatory message
My office is only able to arrange congratulatory messages for residents of the Northern Territory, Australia.
People residing in other Australian states and territories must contact their local Federal Member. Unsure who your local Federal Member is? The Parliament House website has a search function to assist.
What are anniversary messages?
Australian citizens celebrating a special birthday or wedding anniversary can receive personal congratulations from the Prime Minister, Governor-General or The Queen.
Am I eligible?
Please refer to the table below. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me.
|50th Wedding||50th+ Wedding||90th Birthday||90th+ Birthday|
|Governor-General||Yes||Yes||No||100th and every year after|
|The Queen||No||60th and every fifth year after||No||100th and every fifth year after|
How do I arrange the message?
You can arrange a congratulatory message through my office by completing the submission form below.
If you are applying for a message on behalf of a relative or friend who lives in another electorate, their local federal member will be notified so they can send a message too.
What will I need to provide?
You will need to provide supporting documentation such as copies of birth certificates or marriage certificates.
Supporting documentation such as statutory declarations can be posted or hand delivered to the electorate office. Supporting documentation in original form such as birth certificates or marriage certificates must be hand delivered.
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?
You can lodge a request for congratulatory messages up to two months prior to 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.