Bean constituents celebrating a significant birthday or wedding anniversary are eligible to receive a personal message of congratulations from the Prime Minister, Governor-General and/or The Queen.
Who is eligible?
|From||50th wedding anniversary||50th wedding anniversary (and every year after)||
90th birthday (and every year after)
|100th birthday (and every year after)|
|Governor-General||Yes||Yes||No||100th birthday and every year after.|
|The Queen||No||60th wedding anniversary and every fifth year after.||No||100th birthday and every fifth year after.|
Please note - You will need to submit a new request every year. Messages do not get sent automatically.
How to arrange a message
You can arrange an anniversary or birthday message by following these steps:
- Gather the necessary documents to support your request
- For Wedding Anniversaries: a marriage certificate or a or a statutory declaration with the relevant details.
- For Birthdays: these can be a birth certificate, passport, or a statutory declaration with the relevant details.
Statutory declaration forms are available from any post office, or online from the Attorney-General's Department.
- Email your scanned, copied supporting documents along with the details of your request to: [email protected] or visit my office at 205 Anketell Street, Greenway.
When to apply?
You can lodge a request up to two months before the special day.
You can also request a belated message up to one month after the date of the birthday or wedding anniversary has passed.
Where can I have the message sent?
Messages can be posted directly to the recipient or to a care-of address if you are a friend or relative planning it as a surprise message.