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Applying for citizenship

The Department of Home Affairs manages all enquiries for becoming an Australian citizen. 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. Contact Department of Home Affairs on 131 881 for all enquiries about becoming a citizen.

Upcoming ceremony dates

Update 23 March 2020 - All ceremonies have been cancelled until further notice due to state and federal government advice on COVID-19. Please take care and look out for each other. More information on Council's response to COVID-19 and other affected events, programs and services

Citizenship ceremony

The Australian citizenship ceremony is a formal occasion which takes 1 - 2 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, with light refreshments served at the ceremony.

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