What are congratulatory messages?

Local residents celebrating a special birthday or wedding anniversary can receive a personal letter of congratulations from your local State Member of Parliament (MP) Jai Rowell and the NSW Premier.

Who qualifies?

Upon request, a message of congratulations can be sent to local residents turning 80 years of age and every fifth year thereafter up to 90 and then every year thereafter.

Couples celebrating 50 years of marriage and every year thereafter are also eligible for a message of congratulations.

How to arrange the message?

Please complete the Request for Congratulatory Message form below.

You will need to provide supporting documentation such as a birth certificate or marriage certificate (photocopies are accepted). If these are not available you can provide a statutory declaration. Statutory declaration forms are also available at any Post Office.

Your request to Jai Rowell MP will be passed on to the NSW Premier, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet and the NSW Governor’s Office if you are eligible to receive messages from other parties. See Table below:

This table outlines eligibility requirements for Congratulatory Messages:

 

50th Wedding Anniversary

50th plus
Wedding Anniversary

80th plus Birthday

90th Birthday

90th plus Birthday

State MP

Yes

Yes

Yes and every
fifth year
thereafter

Yes

Yes

NSW Premier

Yes

Yes

Yes and every
fifth year thereafter

Yes

Yes

Prime Minister

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Governor
of NSW

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Governor-General

Yes

Yes

No

No

100th and
every year thereafter

The Queen

No

60th and every
fifth year thereafter

No

No

100th and
every year thereafter

 

When to arrange the message?

You can make arrangements for congratulatory messages up to six weeks before the celebration.

You can request a belated message up to three months after the birthday or wedding anniversary has passed.

Where will the message be delivered?

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

 

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