If you know an older Australian who has a special wedding anniversary or birthday coming up, you can ask the
Prime Minister of Australia to say ‘Congratulations!’

It might be a 50th wedding anniversary or a 90th birthday. You can make the big day even bigger for relatives celebrating important milestones in their lives.

The Prime Minister will send a special message of congratulations to them on request. In some cases, the King and the Governor-General will send their best wishes too.

Who qualifies?

  • The Prime Minister and Governor-General send messages to couples celebrating their 50th and subsequent wedding
    anniversaries. The King sends his regards to those married for 60 years. He will write to the couple every five
    years after that on request.
  • The Prime Minister also sends messages to Australians turning 90 years of age or more. A 100th birthday brings letters from the King and the Governor-General. The King will write again every five years, while the Governor General
    will be in touch every year thereafter on request.

Where will the special message be delivered?

Congratulatory messages can go to the recipient’s address or to a care-of address if it is to be a surprise.

When do I arrange the message?

Arrangements for a message can be made up to two months before the big day. If this year’s celebration has passed, you can still request a belated message up to six months afterwards.

To arrange a congratulatory message, please fill out the online form below, or download a copy of the form as a PDF.

You will need to provide supporting documentation such as birth certificates and marriage certificates. If these are not available you can provide a statutory declaration. Statutory declaration forms are available at any post office or you can download the Stat Dec form here.

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