Congratulatory messages from government

How can I organise a congratulatory message?

Australians who are celebrating a special birthday or wedding anniversary can receive personal congratulations from the Prime Minister, Governor-General or The Queen.

Who is eligible for a congratulatory message?

  • 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 following the 100th Birthday.
  • The Prime Minister and Governor-General send messages to couples celebrating 50 years of marriage and subsequent wedding anniversaries.
  • The Queen will send messages to couples celebrating 60 years of marriage and will write every five years after that on request.

Full details on how to arrange a congratulatory message are at


A TCN celebrant can create a ceremony to mark the special occasion.  The message of congratulations could be handed over as part of the ceremony.

Last modified on Sunday, 24 December 2017 14:58
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