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 of Australia, Governor-General of Australia or The Queen.
You can make a big day special for friends or relatives celebrating important milestones in their lives.
Who is eligible?
|50th Wedding||50th+ Wedding||90th Birthday||90th+ Birthday|
|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 year thereafter||No||100th and every fifth year thereafter|
|50th Wedding||50th+ Wedding|
|Premier of Victoria||Yes||60th and every fifth thereafter|
|Governor of Victoria||Yes||60th and every fifth thereafter|
|The Queen||No||60th and every fifth year thereafter|
|90th Birthday||90th+ Birthday|
|Premier of Victoria||Yes||100th and every fifth year thereafter|
|Governor-General||No||100th and every year thereafter|
|Governor of Victoria||Yes||100th and every fifth year thereafter|
|The Queen||No||100th and every fifth year thereafter|
How do I arrange a message?
You can arrange an anniversary message through the office of any Federal or State Member of Parliament.
You will need to provide supporting documentation such as original copies of 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 police station.
Who do I contact?
If you are applying for a message from the Premier of Victoria or the Governor of Victoria, click here to contact David.
For messages from the Prime Minister, Governor-General or The Queen, please contact your local federal member.
If you are applying for a message on behalf of a relative or friend who lives in another electorate, their local state or federal member would be the best place to start.
Where appropriate, your request will be passed on so you only have to make one application.
When should I make the request?
You can lodge a request for congratulatory messages up to three months before 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.