The Protocol Unit process messages to be sent by the Premier of South Australia as well as advises the offices of Her Majesty The Queen, the Governor-General, the Governor, Prime Minister, Federal and State Leaders of the Opposition, and Federal and State Members of Parliaments for 90th, 95th, 100th, 105th, 110th Birthdays and 50th, 60th, 65th, 70th and 75th Wedding Anniversaries.

Eligibility

The Protocol Unit can only process applications for recipients who are residents of South Australia.

For other states, please contact the relevant state Department of the Premier. For more information about submitting an application form for recipients living outside of South Australia, please visit It's An Honour.

This table below outlines eligibility requirements for Congratulatory Messages

Official Office Birthdays 50th Wedding Anniversaries 60th+ wedding Anniversaries
Premier of South Australia 90th and every fifth year thereafter Yes 60th and every fifth year thereafter
Her Majesty The Queen 100th and every fifth year thereafter No 60th and every fifth year thereafter
Governor-General 100th and every year thereafter upon request Yes Yes
Governor 100th and every fifth year thereafter Yes Yes
Prime Minister Yes Yes Yes
Federal and State Leaders of the Opposition Yes Yes Yes
Federal and State Members of Parliament of the recipientís electorate Yes Yes Yes

Please note that messages are not sent from Her Majesty to persons who are not citizens of a Commonwealth country.

A guide on how to use the forms can be downloaded by clicking here.

Preparation required

To complete the online application you must have evidence of the date of marriage or birth. Suitable documentation can include: If the above are not available you can provide a statutory declaration. Statutory declaration forms are available at any post office.

If you are having difficulties securing electronic documentation, you may be able to ask the following for help: We will also accept digital photos as long as the information is clearly readable.

When to arrange the message?

You can make arrangements for anniversary or birthday messages no less than two (2) months and no more than six (6) months prior to the date of the anniversary or birthday.

Applications received with less than two (2) monthsí notice will be processed but cannot be guaranteed to arrive by the date of the anniversary or birthday.

You can request a belated message up to one (1) month after the birthday or wedding anniversary has passed. Applications later then four (4) weeks cannot be processed.

Where will the message be delivered?

Congratulatory messages can be delivered directly to the recipient or to a care-of address for surprises.

Online Applications

Birthdays

Anniversaries