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Department of Premier and Cabinet

Forms of address

How to address dignitaries

Title

How referred to in correspondence

Salutation in correspondence

How addressed in person

Premier of Tasmania

The Honourable Will Hodgman MP
Premier of Tasmania

Dear Premier

Premier

Premier's wife

Mrs Nicola Hodgman

Dear Mrs Hodgman

Mrs Hodgman

Opposition Leader

The Honourable Rebecca White MP

Dear Ms White

Ms White

Governor

Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Kate Warner AC, Governor of Tasmania

Your Excellency

At first meeting "Your Excellency," otherwise "Excellency"

Governor's husband

Mr Richard (Dick) Warner

Dear Mr Warner

Mr Warner

Governor General

His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd)
Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia

Your Excellency

Your Excellency

Governor General's wife

Her Excellency Lady Cosgrove

Your Excellency

Your Excellency

Prime Minister

The Honourable Malcolm Turnbull MP
Prime Minister of Australia

Dear Prime Minister

Prime Minister

Prime Minister's wife

Mrs Lucy Turnbull AO

Dear Mrs Turnbull

Mrs Turnbull

Leader of the Federal Opposition

The Honourable Bill Shorten MP
Leader of the Opposition

Dear Mr Shorten

Mr Shorten

Opposition Leader's wife

Ms Chloe Bryce

Dear Ms Bryce

Ms Bryce

The Speaker of the House of Assembly

The Honourable Elise Archer MP

Dear Madam Speaker

Madam Speaker

The Speaker's Husband

Mr Dale Archer

Dear Mr Archer

Mr Archer

Chief Justice

The Honourable Justice Alan Blow OAM
Chief Justice

Dear Chief Justice

Justice Blow

Chief Justice's wife

Mrs Margaret Blow

Dear Mrs Blow

Mrs Blow

Lord Mayor

The Right Honourable the Lord Mayor of Hobart, Alderman Sue Hickey

Dear Lord Mayor

Lord Mayor

Lord Mayor's partner

Mr John Bull

Dear Mr Bull

Mr Bull

Tasmanian Government Ministers

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

Dear Minister

Minister Citizen

President of the Legislative Council

The Honourable Jim Wilkinson MLC
President of the Legislative Council

Dear President
or My Dear President

Mr President

President of the Legislative Council's wife

Mrs Jill Wilkinson

Dear Mrs Wilkinson

Mrs Wilkinson

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 Honourable John Citizen MLC
Member for xxx

Dear Mr Citizen

Mr Citizen

Federal Government Ministers

The Honourable 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 Honourable John Citizen *insert post-nominal here* MP/MLC
Member for xxx

Dear Mr Citizen

Mr Citizen

Former Tasmanian
Governors (residing in Tasmania)

The Honourable Sir Guy Green  AC KBE CVO
The Honourable William Cox AC RFD ED QC

Dear Sir Guy
Dear Mr Cox

Dear Sir Guy
Dear Mr Cox