Applying for citizenship
The Department of Home Affairs manages all enquiries for becoming an Australian citizen and can be contacted on 131 881. Residents eligible for Australian citizenship will be allocated to a citizenship ceremony by the Department of Home Affairs and will be sent a letter with the details of their ceremony.
Upcoming ceremony dates
- 20 September 2023
- 26 January 2024
Ceremonies are by invitation only.
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.