Addressing a Member of Parliament

Honorific
In the Parliament of Western Australia, the title “The Honourable” is accorded to the following office holders:
  • Premier of Western Australia
  • Deputy Premier and Ministers of the State Government
  • Speaker of the Legislative Assembly
  • President of the Legislative Council
  • Members of the Legislative Council
After a member ceases his or her service in any of the offices above, they may (conditional on the approval of Her Majesty the Queen) retain the use of the title “The Honourable”, subject to their completion of the following periods of service:
  • Premier of Western Australia - one years service
  • Deputy Premier and Ministers of the State Government - three years service
  • Speaker of the Legislative Assembly - three years service
  • President of the Legislative Council - three years service
  • Members of the Legislative Council - ten years continuous service

 

Standard Modes of Address

Position Premier
Envelope The Honourable (Dr) John/Jane Citizen MLA
Premier of Western Australia
[Address]
Salutation Dear Premier
Conclusion Yours faithfully

Position Deputy Premier
Envelope The Honourable (Dr) John/Jane Citizen MLA
Deputy Premier of Western Australia
[Address]
Salutation Dear Deputy Premier
Conclusion Yours faithfully

Position Minister (Legislative Assembly)
Envelope The Honourable (Dr) John/Jane Citizen MLA
Minister for .................
[Address]
Salutation Dear Minister
Conclusion Yours faithfully

Position Minister (Legislative Council)
Envelope The Honourable (Dr) John/Jane Citizen MLC
Minister for .................
[Address]
Salutation Dear Minister
Conclusion Yours faithfully

Position Speaker of the Legislative Assembly
Envelope The Honourable (Dr) John/Jane Citizen MLA
Speaker of the Legislative Assembly
[Address]
Salutation Dear Mr/Madam Speaker
Conclusion Yours faithfully

Position President of the Legislative Council
Envelope The Honourable (Dr) John/Jane Citizen MLC
President of the Legislative Council
[Address]
Salutation Dear Mr/Madam President
Conclusion Yours faithfully

Position Member (Legislative Assembly)
Envelope Mr/Mrs/Ms/Dr John/Jane Citizen MLA
Member for .................
[Address]
Salutation Dear Mr/Mrs/Ms/Dr Citizen
Conclusion Yours faithfully

Position Member (Legislative Council)
Envelope The Honourable (Dr) John/Jane Citizen MLC
Member for .................
[Address]
Salutation Dear Mr/Mrs/Ms/Dr Citizen
Conclusion Yours faithfully