Honours and Messages
Twice a year, the Governor holds investitures for Tasmanian recipients of honours and awards which are announced during the year, such as Australia Day Honours, King’s Birthday Honours; Australian Bravery Decorations and other awards.
The Australian Honours and Awards Secretariat in Canberra provides support for the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia in the administration of over 40 awards that comprise the Australian honours system. If you wish to nominate someone for an honour, nominations can be submitted through the Honours and Awards Secretariat's online portal. Information is available from the Governor-General's website at: Nominate someone for an award | Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia (gg.gov.au)
Congratulatory messages to those Tasmanians who are celebrating the achievement of significant birthdays and wedding anniversaries are available on request. If eligible, messages may be received from His Majesty The King, the Governor-General of Australia, the Prime Minister of Australia, the Governor of Tasmania and the Premier of Tasmania.
How to apply for a Congratulatory Message
Requests for messages may be made through the State Protocol Office of the Department of Premier and Cabinet.
Alternatively, you may apply through the electorate office of any Federal Member of Parliament or the office of any Senator.
Only one application needs to be lodged to receive all the messages from the various dignitaries.
You will need to provide supporting documentation such as a birth certificate or marriage certificate. If these are not available you can provide a Statutory Declaration.
When to arrange the message
Ideally, you should apply for the congratulatory messages at least four to six weeks before the anniversary or birthday.