Request a Flag

Julia is happy to provide local schools, community groups and organisations with complimentary Australian, Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander Flags.

To request a flag, please contact the electorate office through this contact form.

Request a congratulatory message

Australians who are celebrating a milestone birthday or wedding anniversary can receive personal congratulations from the Prime Minister, Governor-General or The Queen.

Who is eligible for a congratulatory message?


  • From the Prime Minister: 90th, 100th and every year thereafter
  • From the Governor General: 100th and every year thereafter
  • From The Queen: 100th and every fifth year thereafter


  • From the Prime Minister: 50th and every year thereafter
  • From Governor General: 50th and every year thereafter
  • From The Queen: 60th and every fifth year thereafter

You can arrange a congratulatory message through the office of Julia Banks MP by:

  • Calling the office on 03 9808 3188; or
  • Visiting the electorate office at Level 1, 140 Burwood Highway, Burwood, Victoria

If you are applying for a message on behalf of a relative or friend who lives in another electorate, their local federal member will be notified so they can send a message too.

You will need to provide supporting documentation such as birth certificates or marriage certificates.

If these are not available you can provide a statutory declaration. Statutory declaration forms are available at any post office or on line at

Where appropriate, your request to the Prime Minister will be passed on to the Governor-General and The Queen so you only have to make one application.

When should I arrange the message?

You can lodge a request for congratulatory messages up to two months before the celebration.

You can also request a belated message up to one month after the birthday or wedding anniversary has passed.

Where will the message be delivered?

Congratulatory messages can be posted directly to the recipient’s home address or alternatively to care-of address (such as a friend or relative) for surprises.

Request a Congratulatory Message

More information about congratulatory messages are available in the Australian Government’s brochure Official Anniversary Messages: A Guide to Arranging Messages for Significant Birthdays and Wedding Anniversaries..

Certificates of Appreciation

Certificates of Appreciation are available under the Australian Government’s Saluting Their Service Commemorations program.

They are a way of expressing the nation’s gratitude to those who served in the defence forces or on the home front in the Second World War or in wars, conflicts and peace operations overseas since the Second World War.

Certificates can be organised for veterans and those who served in the wars and conflicts by:- next of kin of deceased eligible persons and family members or friends on behalf of eligible persons.

To apply, click the button below to fill the form.

Certificates of Appreciation Form

Honours and Awards

So many people contribute to our community in wonderful and extraordinary ways.

Many residents across the Chisholm electorate have been recognised for their outstanding service.

Members of the public and community groups can nominate individuals for a number of awards and honours.

Below are links to the application and nomination forms for the Order of Australia, as well as links to information concerning Australian Defence Force awards.

If you require further information about these or any other medals or awards, please do not hesitate to contact Julia

Application and Nomination Forms

Order of Australia nomination forms
Honours and awards nominations
Australian defence medal application
Application for the issue or replacement of ADF medals

Awards, Honours and Medals Links

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