Applying for citizenship

The Department of Home Affairs manages all enquiries about becoming an Australian citizen, including the allocation and issuing of invitations to eligible residents for their citizenship ceremonies. The Department can be contacted on 131 881.

Upcoming ceremony dates

  • Thursday, 20 June 2024

Ceremonies are by invitation only. 

Citizenship ceremony

The Australian citizenship ceremony is a formal occasion which takes one to two hours depending on the number of candidates.

During the ceremony the Presiding Officer will take candidates through a series of legal elements that are essential to becoming an Australian citizen.

Members of Parliament, councillors and special guests are invited to attend.