Apply online to request a personal message of congratulations from the Premier of South Australia in recognition of a significant birthday or wedding anniversary.

The Department of the Premier and Cabinet's Protocol Unit will also advise the offices of Her Majesty The Queen, the Governor-General, the Governor of South Australia, the 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 Department of the Premier and Cabinet can only process applications for recipients who are residents of South Australia.

For recipients who are not residents of South Australia, please contact the relevant state or territory Department of the Premier and Cabinet (or equivalent) for more information about submitting an application form.

Milestones eligible 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 105th and subsequent birthdays No 60th, 65th and 70th and subsequent anniversaries
Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia 100th and 105th and subsequent birthdays Yes 60th, 65th and 70th and subsequent anniversaries
Governor of South Australia 100th and every fifth year thereafter Yes 60th and every fifth year thereafter
Prime Minister of Australia 90th and every year thereafter Yes and every year thereafter Yes and every year thereafter
Federal Leader of the Opposition 90th and every fifth year thereafter Yes 60th and every fifth year thereafter
State Leader of the Opposition 90th and every fifth year thereafter Yes 60th and every fifth year thereafter
Federal and State Members of Parliament of the recipientís electorate 90th and every fifth year thereafter, some offices may vary Yes 60th and every fifth year thereafter, some offices may vary

Please note:

  • If you require a birthday or wedding anniversary message for a milestone that the Premier of South Australia does not process, please contact the relevant official office.
  • Messages are not sent from Her Majesty to persons who are not citizens of a Commonwealth country.
  • Each birthday and wedding anniversary milestone requires a separate application. Example: if an application is lodged for a 50th anniversary a new application will need to be lodged for a 60th anniversary and anniversaries thereafter.

What documentation is required?

To complete the online application you must provide one (1) form of evidence of the date of marriage or birth. Suitable documentation can include:

  • Birth certificate
  • Marriage certificate
  • A childís birth certificate, which includes the year of the recipientsí marriage
  • Driverís license or passport even if expired as long as the date of birthday is clearly visible.
If the above are not available you can provide a statutory declaration stating the year of birth or marriage. Statutory declaration forms are available at any post office.

A digital photograph of documentation is acceptable, providing the information is clearly readable.

If you are having difficulties securing electronic documentation, you may be able to ask the following for assistance:
  • state or federal electoral offices
  • libraries
  • local councils.

When to arrange the message?

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

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

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

Processing times may vary with each official office.

Where will the message be delivered?

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