Australians are exploiting a little-known perk: A free picture of the Queen

The royal freebie all Aussies are entitled to

You can also ask for flags, or CD and DVD recordings of the Australian National Anthem.

She is also wearing a brooch, which as presented to her during her first royal tour of the country in 1954.

For those interested in following their Australian cousins, it should be noted only Aussies can receive free portraits of the Queen.

The Queen is Australia's head of state and is represented by Governor-General of Australia in Canberra, now Sir Peter Cosgrove.

Other material on offer includes the national, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags, "nationhood documents" such as booklets on Australian flags and national symbols, and a portrait of the Duke of Edinburgh.

Mayo MP Rebekha Sharkie said she had received more than 25 requests in 12 hours, while MP Craig Laundy for Reid, NSW, took to social media to confirm his office had been "flooded" with requests and he was ordering more portraits.

Gellibrand MP Tim Watts told ABC Radio that he had never received a request for a portrait before Vice's story.

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Mr Watts told his twitter followers he found it the "dumbest" part of his job.

This included a photo of retired Western Bulldogs captain Bob Murphy and former Australian prime minister Julia Gillard.

As the Queen is sovereign in Australia - and thanks to the Parliamentary Entitles Act of 1990 - Australian citizens are actually entitled to receive a special gift should they request it - a portrait of Her Majesty!

Sharing the joke, in response Mr Watts said he was perfectly entitled to use his freedom of speech to send extra materials back to his constituents.

The program is unique to Australians because United Kingdom citizens have to buy the Queen's portrait while Canadians need to download one themselves.

This is because the photo is seen as an eductational aspect of Australia's history - meaning that other Commonwealth countries such as New Zealand, India, and South Africa - do not have an equivalent picture or heritage "package".

In 1999, a referendum found that Australians wanted to remain a constitutional monarchy with 54.87 per cent voting in favour.

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