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Forms of address

How to address dignitaries


Title

How referred to in correspondence

Salutation in correspondence

How addressed in person

Premier of Tasmania

The Hon Lara Giddings MP
Premier of Tasmania

Dear Premier

Premier

Leader of the Opposition

The Hon Will Hodgman MP
Leader of the Opposition

Dear Mr Hodgman

Mr Hodgman

Opposition Leader’s wife

Mrs Nicola Hodgman

Dear Mrs Hodgman

Mrs Hodgman

Governor

 

His Excellency the Honourable
Peter Underwood AC
Governor of Tasmania

Your Excellency

At first meeting ‘Your Excellency’ otherwise ‘Excellency’

Governor’s wife

Mrs Frances Underwood

Dear Mrs Underwood

Mrs Underwood

Governor General

Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce AC
Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia

Your Excellency

Your Excellency or less formally Dear Ms Bryce

Governor General’s husband

His Excellency Mr Michael Bryce AM

Your Excellency

Your Excellency or less formally Dear Mr Bryce

Prime Minister

The Hon Julia Gillard MP
Prime Minister of Australia

My Dear Prime Minister

Prime Minister

Prime Minister’s partner

Mr Tim Mathieson

Dear Mr Mathieson

Mr Mathieson

Leader of the Federal Opposition

The Hon Tony Abbott MP
Leader of the Opposition

Dear Mr Abbott

Mr Abbott

Opposition Leader’s wife

Mrs Margaret Abbott

Dear Mrs Abbott

Mrs Abbott

Chief Justice

The Honourable Justice Ewan Crawford
Chief Justice

Dear Chief Justice

Justice Crawford

Chief Justice’s wife

Mrs Robyn Crawford

Dear Mrs Crawford

Mrs Crawford

Lord Mayor

The Right Hon the Lord Mayor of Hobart, Alderman Damon Thomas

Dear Lord Mayor

Lord Mayor

Lord Mayor’s wife

The Lady Mayoress of Hobart, Mrs Elizabeth Thomas

Dear Lady Mayoress

Lady Mayoress

Tasmanian Government Ministers

The Hon John Citizen MP (or MLC)
Minister for xxx

Dear Minister

Minister Citizen

Speaker of the House of Assembly

The Hon Michael Polley MP
Speaker of the House of Assembly

Dear Mr Speaker

Mr Speaker

Speaker’s wife

Mrs Kim Polley

Mrs Polley

Mrs Polley

President of the Legislative Council

The Hon Sue Smith MLC
President of the Legislative Council

Dear President
or My Dear President

Madame President

President of the Legislative Council's husband Mr Wayne Smith Dear Mr Smith Mr Smith

Tasmanian Member of the House of Assembly
(Back bencher)

Mr/Mrs/Ms/Miss John Citizen MP
Member for xxx

Dear Mr Citizen

Mr Citizen

Tasmanian Member of the Legislative Council

The Hon John Citizen MLC
Member for xxx

Dear Mr Citizen

Mr Citizen

Federal Government Ministers

 

The Hon John Citizen MP
Minister for xxx

Dear Minister

Minister

Federal Members of Parliament

Mr/Mrs/Ms/Miss John Citizen MP
Member for xxx

Dear Mr Citizen

Mr Citizen

Federal Senators

Senator John Citizen

Dear Senator

Senator Citizen

Members of Parliament with a post-nominal (OAM, AM, QC etc)

Mr/Mrs/Ms/Miss/The Hon John Citizen *insert post-nominal here* MP/MLC
Member for xxx

Dear Mr Citizen

Mr Citizen


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