My office staff are very pleased to assist you in the process of arranging a congratulatory letter if you or someone you know is celebrating a special birthday or anniversary. Depending on the milestone to be celebrated, letters can be requested from the Premier of Queensland, Prime Minister of Australia, Governor-General or Her Majesty The Queen to mark the occasion.

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:

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

*If you do not have a marriage certificate, you can supply a statutory declaration to confirm that the date and place of marriage are correct. The statutory declaration should be signed by a member of the family and witnessed by a Justice of the Peace or Commissioner for Declarations:

COMPLETE THE APPLICATION FORM

Download and complete the congratulatory letter application form:

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 (with a scanned copy of your supporting document) to:

  • thepremier@premiers.qld.gov.au

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.