Australians are legally entitled to a free portrait of Queen Elizabeth II

The royal freebie all Aussies are entitled to

And apparently, Australian citizens have a right to claim a particularly unusual gift from the Queen.

According to the "constituents" request program', voters Down Under are eligible to receive nationhood material, which includes recordings of the National Anthem, a booklet on the flags of Australia, a booklet on Australia's national symbols and a portrait of the monarch and the Duke of Edinburgh.

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

Australian politicians have been inundated with "tongue in cheek" requests for portraits of Queen Elizabeth II after a writer uncovered an obscure law allowing voters to request one at taxpayers' expense.

Those who wish to own their own royal portrait are required to email their federal MP to request the portrait, which depicts the Queen wearing an Australian coat of arms label pin.

MP Craig Laudy shared on social media that he has had to order more pictures to keep up with demand.

"The last 24 hours, I would say [I have received] about four dozen".

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'Some portraits of [retired Western Bulldogs captain] Bob Murphy and [former prime minister] Julia Gillard, some Australian Republican Movement membership forms and an invite to our Wattle Day barbeque at Williamstown beach'.

"Excellent trolling @VICEAU, I do find this to be comfortably the dumbest part of my job", tweeted Labor MP Tim Watts, representing the Victorian seat of Watts Gellibrand.

MP Terri Butler had also had a few requests.

The Queen is the sovereign figure in Australia and each and every citizen in the country is entitled to receive a special gift - a portrait of Her Majesty.

And look, it's not just one photo of the Queen, either.

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. United Kingdom citizens need to purchase a portrait and Canadians can only download one.

New Zealand is looking to introduce downloadable portraits while other Commonwealth countries like South Africa and India don't offer official portraits.

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