Alister Henskens portrait
Alister Henskens portrait

Congratulatory Message

Please note: if you'd like to send an email to Alister about an issue and you are a constituent of Ku-ring-gai, please fill out the Contact form.

Go straight to the Congratulatory Message form.

What are congratulatory messages?

Australians residing in New South Wales celebrating a special birthday or wedding anniversary can receive a personal letter of congratulations from the NSW Premier.

Who qualifies?

Upon request, the NSW Premier will send a message of congratulations to NSW residents turning 80 years of age and every fifth year thereafter up to 90 and then every year thereafter.

The NSW Premier also sends messages to couples celebrating 50 years of marriage and every year thereafter.

When to Arrange the Message

You can make arrangements for anniversary messages up to three months before the celebration. You can also request a belated message up to one month after the birthday or wedding anniversary has passed. You must allow at least one month for the office to guarantee delivery of letters.

Where Will the Message Be Delivered?

Messages can be delivered directly to the recipient or to a care-of address for surprises.

How to arrange the message?

The office of Alister Henskens SC MP can organise official anniversary messages for constituents celebrating a special birthday or wedding anniversary. Depending on the milestone you can receive personal congratulations from the Prime Minister, The Premier, Governor-General or The Queen. To arrange an anniversary message, you can call the Office of Alister Henskens SC MP on (02) 9487 8588 or fill out the form below.

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

Your request to the NSW Premier will be passed on to the 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:

Table taken from the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet website
 

50th Wedding Anniversary

50th plus Wedding Anniversary

80th plus Birthday

90th Birthday

90th plus Birthday

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 fifth year thereafter


Please fill in the form below to request a congratulatory message:

Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required fields.

This first section is about you, the person who is requesting the congratulatory message on behalf of a recipient or recipients.

eg. 02 9876 5432 or 0411 222 333

This next section is about the individual or people receiving the congratulatory message.

This final section is about where to send the congratulatory message and how you will send supporting documentation required for a congratulatory message.

If you require the message to be sent to a different address (eg. to keep it a surprise), please enter it here.
We require documentation to support the request for a congratulatory message.