Australians who are celebrating a special milestone birthday or wedding anniversary can receive personal congratulations from the Prime Minister, Governor-General or The Queen.
Who is eligible for a congratulatory message?
- 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 following the 100th Birthday.
- The Prime Minister and Governor-General send messages to couples celebrating 50 years of marriage and subsequent wedding anniversaries.
- The Queen will send messages to couples celebrating 60 years of marriage and will write every five years after that on request
What will I need to provide?
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 or online here.
When should 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 appropriate, your request to the Prime Minister will be passed on to the Governor-General and The Queen so you only have to submit one application.
How do I apply?
You can arrange a congratulatory message through the office of the Hon Michael Keenan MP by any of the following:
- Calling the office on (08) 9445 3222;
- Visiting the electorate office at Unit 3, 19 Wotan Street Innaloo;
- Downloading a PDF version here and returning to the Office of Michael Keenan MP
- Filling out the contact form below.