Celebrating Significant Birthdays and Wedding Anniversaries

Church Support Australia

Celebrating a significant birthday or wedding anniversary is a great milestone and when members of our Church families reach these milestones, they deserve a great celebration and that’s what our Government thinks as well.

When someone reaches one of these milestones, organise a congratulatory message, that can be delivered directly to the recipient or to a care-of address, such as your Church and present this as part of a public celebration.

Church Support Australia
Reference https://www.dpc.sa.gov.au/responsibilities/state-protocols-acknowledgements/wedding-anniversary-and-birthday-congratulatory-messages

Depending on the occasion, you may need to provide evidence, such as:

  • a copy of their birth certificate (for a birthday)
  • a copy of their driver’s licence (for a birthday)
  • a copy of their passport (for a birthday)
  • a copy of their marriage certificate (for a wedding anniversary)

Head to the Department of the Premier and Cabinet in the State or Territory the recipient lives in, to apply. Each State/Territory organise these in different ways, so you may need to apply with one department or a few departments to gain all the congratulatory messages.

Other links:-

Prime Minister, Governer General and Her Majesty The Queen Messages – https://www.pmc.gov.au/government/anniversary-messages

Governer General Message – https://www.gg.gov.au/about-governor-general/receiving-congratulatory-message-governor-general


  • Karen Stuckey

    Karen Stuckey is a dedicated church administrator Pastor with a passion for technology and closely supporting pastors. With over 25 years of experience in Church Administration, she founded Church Support Australia in 2011, offering Virtual Pastoral Administration and website creation services. Karen is a proud wife to Gavin and mother to three children, two in-loves, and grandmother to four adorable grandchildren.

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