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.
Australians who are celebrating a milestone birthday or wedding anniversary can receive personal congratulations from the Prime Minister, Governor-General or The Queen.
You can arrange a congratulatory message through the office of Julia Banks MP by:
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 www.melbourne.vic.gov.au
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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