Request a congratulatory message

If you or someone you love has an eligible milestone coming up, you may be eligible for personal congratulations from your local Federal and State Members of Parliament, the Prime Minister, Governor-General or the Queen. 

Am I eligible?

Birthdays

If you are turning 90 or older, you can receive a message of congratulations from the Prime Minister and your local Member of Parliament. 

If you are turning 100 or older you can receive a message of congratulations from the Queen and the Governor-General in addition to the Prime Minister and your local Member of Parliament. 

On request, the Prime Minister and the Governor-General can write again in any subsequent year and the Queen can write again for any subsequent birthday ending in '5' or '0'.

Anniversaries

If you are celebrating 50 years of marriage, you can receive a Message of Congratulations from the Prime Minister, the Governor-General and your local Member of Parliament.

If you are celebrating 60 years of marriage, you can receive a Message of Congratulations from the Queen. On request, the Queen can write again for any subsequent five-year anniversary. 

How to request a message

You can request a message for yourself or on behalf of someone else as long as the person to be congratulated lives in the Newcastle electorate. Just fill in the form to the right, or call my office on 4926 1555.

You will need to provide supporting documentation like birth certificates or marriage certificates to sharon.claydon.mp@aph.gov.au or by post or in person at 427 Hunter Street, Newcastle.

If you aren't able to provide the form, you can fill in a Statutory Declaration, which are available at any post office or from 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. It will also be sent to your State member to arrange a message from the State Premier.

When to arrange the message

You can make arrangements for anniversary messages up to two months before the celebration, but to ensure your message arrives in time, please apply at least six weeks before the special day. 

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?

Congratulations messages can be delivered directly to the recipient or you can have it sent to another address if you want it to be a surprise.