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Congratulatory Letters

If you or someone you know is celebrating a special birthday or anniversary, you can request a letter from the Premier of Queensland, Prime Minister of Australia, Governor-General or Her Majesty The Queen to mark the occasion.

Congratulatory letter types

Birthdays

90th birthday letters can be requested from:

  • Prime Minister of Australia
  • Premier of Queensland.

100th, 105th and 110th birthday letters can be requested from:

  • Her Majesty The Queen
  • Governor-General of Australia
  • Prime Minister of Australia
  • Governor of Queensland
  • Premier of Queensland.

Anniversaries

50 (Golden) anniversary letters can be requested from:

  • Prime Minister of Australia
  • Premier of Queensland
  • Governor of Queensland.

60, 65, 70 (Diamond) anniversary letters can be requested from:

  • Her Majesty The Queen
  • Governor-General of Australia
  • Prime Minister of Australia
  • Governor of Queensland
  • Premier of Queensland.

Consideration may be given to requests for letters to mark other anniversaries or birthdays if there are special circumstances.

How to request a letter

Prepare supporting documentation

Organise a copy of a supporting document to verify the applicant's date of birth or marriage.

Birthday:

  • birth certificate (short extract or photocopy acceptable)
  • passport or citizenship papers (photocopy acceptable)

Anniversary:

Complete the application form

Download and complete the congratulatory letter application form (PDF, 159KB).

Check the notice period

For birthdays:

  • 90 years—allow 3 weeks
  • 100, 105, 110 years—allow 4 weeks.

For anniversaries:

  • 50 (Golden)—allow 3 weeks
  • 60, 65, 70 (Diamond)—allow 4 weeks.

Submit your application

Post your form and your supporting document to:

The Executive Correspondence Unit
Department of the Premier and Cabinet
PO Box 15185
CITY EAST QLD 4002

Email your form and include a scanned copy of your supporting documentation.

Letters from the Mayor

Your local Lord Mayor may also send messages to mark special birthdays and anniversaries.

Contact your local council to make a request.

Licence
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia (CC BY 3.0)
Last updated:
11 July 2016

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