Congratulatory messages

Do you know an older Australian who has a special wedding anniversary or birthday coming up?

If so, you can ask the Mayor, Premier of Queensland, Prime Minister of Australia, Governor of Queensland, Governor-General of Australia and Her Majesty The Queen to say, "Congratulations!"

Who qualifies?

Birthdays

Ninetieth (90th) birthday letters can be requested from:

  • Prime Minister of Australia
  • Premier of Queensland
  • Mayor of the City of Gold Coast

One hundredth (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
  • Mayor of the City of Gold Coast

Anniversaries

Fiftieth (50th) anniversary letters can be requested from:

  • Prime Minister of Australia
  • Governor of Queensland
  • Premier of Queensland
  • Mayor of the City of Gold Coast

Sixtieth (60th), 65th, and 70th anniversary letters can be requested from:

  • Her Majesty The Queen
  • Governor-General of Australia
  • Prime Minister of Australia
  • Governor of Queensland
  • Premier of Queensland
  • Mayor of the City of Gold Coast

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

Arrangements for a message can be made up to three months before the occasion. If this year's celebration has passed, you can still request a belated message up to three months afterwards.

How to arrange

To arrange a message simply fill out and submit the form using one of the methods below.

Where appropriate, we will forward your request to the Premier, Prime Minister, Governor, Governor-General and Her Majesty the Queen, so you only need to apply once.

Online

Step 1.Gather your documents

To arrange a congratulatory message, you need to provide supporting documentation such as a birth certificate or marriage certificate. If these are not available, you can provide a statutory declaration instead.

Step 2.Complete and submit our online form

Request congratulatory message

By email

Step 1.Gather your documents

To arrange a congratulatory message, you need to provide supporting documentation such as a birth certificate or marriage certificate. If these are not available, you can provide a statutory declaration instead.

Step 2.Complete the application form

Download, print and complete the Request for congratulatory message form(PDF, 957KB)

Step 3.Email us your completed application form

Scan your completed application form and supporting documentation.

Email as a PDF to: congratulations@goldcoast.qld.gov.au

In person

Step 1.Gather your documents

To arrange a congratulatory message, you need to provide supporting documentation such as a birth certificate or marriage certificate. If these are not available, you can provide a statutory declaration instead.

Step 2.Complete the application form

Download, print and complete the Request for congratulatory message form(PDF, 957KB)

Step 3.Visit one of our customer service centres

Submit your application with supporting documentation at one of our customer service centres (Monday to Friday between 8.15am and 4.30pm).

By mail

Step 1.Gather your documents

To arrange a congratulatory message, you need to provide supporting documentation such as a birth certificate or marriage certificate. If these are not available, you can provide a statutory declaration instead.

Step 2.Complete the application form

Download, print and complete the Request for congratulatory message form(PDF, 957KB)

Step 3.Send us your completed application form

Post your completed application form and supporting documentation to:

City of Gold Coast
PO Box 5042
GCMC QLD 9726