South Australian residents can request a personal message of congratulations from the Premier of South Australia in recognition of a significant birthday or wedding anniversary. Congratulatory messages can be delivered directly to the recipient or to a care-of address.
The department 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 Parliament for 90th, 95th, 100th, 105th, 110th birthdays and 50th, 60th, 65th, 70th and 75th wedding anniversaries.
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 recipient’s electorate||90th and every fifth year thereafter, some offices may vary||Yes||60th and every fifth year thereafter, some offices may vary|
- 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.
To complete the online application you must provide one (1) form of evidence of the date of marriage or birth. Suitable documentation can include:
- Marriage certificate
- Birth certificate
- Driver’s licence or passport, even if expired, as long as the date of birth is clearly visible.
If the above are not available you can provide a statutory declaration stating the date and year of marriage or birth. Statutory Declaration forms are available at any post office or online.
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
- local councils.
It is recommended that requests are made 2 to 6 months prior to the event to allow enough time for processing.
Applications received with less than two months’ notice will still be processed, however they may not 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 than four (4) weeks cannot be submitted.
Processing times may vary with each official office.