Maria’s office can organise official anniversary messages for Australians celebrating a special birthday or wedding anniversary. Depending on the milestone you can receive personal congratulations form the Prime Minister, Governor-General or The Queen.
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.
You can make arrangements for anniversary 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.
Messages can be delivered directly to the recipient or to a care-of address for surprises.
To arrange arrange a message you can complete the form below. 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 any post 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. If you have any difficulties with this form, or if you would prefer to talk to someone about your request, please call the office on (03) 9309 3655