Anniversaries and milestone birthdays are a very special time in our lives and should be celebrated. The State and Federal Governments in Australia have an arrangement to properly recognise these certain events by way of messages from elected leaders and officials.
My office can assist with an anniversary and birthday messages.
Australians celebrating a special birthday or wedding anniversary can receive personal congratulations from the Prime Minister, Governor-General or The Queen.
The Prime Minister's messages are printed on a four panel gold card with a personalised certificate insert. The card has the first two verses of the Australian National Anthem printed on the inside back panel, the Commonwealth Coat of Arms on the back and the Prime Minister's monogram on the front cover. When folded, the message fits inside a C5 envelope.
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.
The Prime Minister and Governor-General send messages to couples celebrating 50 years of marriage and subsequent wedding anniversaries. The Queen sends messages to couples celebrating 60 years of marriage and will write every five years after that on request.
This table below outlines eligibility requirements for Anniversary Messages.
Note: Messages from The Queen can be arranged for couples or individuals who did not receive a message on their 60th wedding anniversary or on their 100th birthday, as the case may be.
You can arrange an anniversary message through my electorate office.
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.
You will need to provide supporting documentation like birth certificates or marriage certificates. If these are not available you can provide a statutory declaration. Statutory declaration forms are available at my 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.
You can make arrangements for anniversary messages up to two months before the celebration.
You can request a belated message up to one month after the birthday or wedding anniversary has passed.
For eligible occasions, requests received within six months after the occasion will be passed to Government House in Canberra for their consideration for a belated message from The Queen.
Anniversary messages can be delivered directly to the recipient or to a care-of address for surprises.
If you would like to invite David to attend your Unley electorate community event and/or to present as guest speaker, telephone the Unley electorate office on 8373 4846 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with details of your request.
It is compulsory by law for all eligible Australian citizens to enrol and vote in federal elections, by-elections and referendums. You are eligible to enrol if you:
Enrol online at the Australian Electoral Commission website.
You will need to provide evidence of your identity. You can use your driver's licence, Australian passport number or have someone who is already enrolled confirm your identity.