Congratulatory Messages

Australians who are celebrating a milestone birthday or wedding anniversary can, depending on the circumstances, receive personal congratulations from the Premier of Victoria, Governor of Victoria, Prime Minister, Governor-General or The Queen.

Who is eligible for a congratulatory message?

CONGRATULATORY MESSAGES ELIGIBILITY

50th Wedding Anniversary

50th plus Wedding Anniversary

90th Birthday

90th plus Birthday

Prime Minister

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Premier of Victoria

Yes

60th and every fifth thereafter

Yes

100th and every fifth year thereafter

Governor-General

Yes

Yes

No

100th and every year thereafter

Governor of Victoria

Yes

60th and every fifth thereafter

Yes

100th and every fifth year thereafter

The Queen

No

60th and every fifth thereafter

No

100th and every fifth year thereafter

How do I arrange the message?
You can arrange a congratulatory message by:

  • Calling my office on (03) 5244 2288; or
  • Visit my electorate office at 152 High Street Belmont; or
  • Using the Contact Andrew page to request a copy of the form.

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 do I need to provide, to arrange the message?
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 from the electorate 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.