Throughout the year, we host a number of Citizenship Ceremonies where we welcome new Australian Citizens to our local area. Citizenship is an important moment for individuals, as it is formal recognition of their place as community members and members of Australia.
Once your citizenship application has been approved by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, you will be invited by post one month prior to attend one of our ceremonies to make the pledge of commitment.
Any enquiries regarding your citizenship should be made directly to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.
You will need to bring:
Your invitation to the ceremony letter from Council
Photo identification with your current address
Your letter from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.
If you cannot attend your citizenship ceremony, contact Council to let us know. We will then advise the Department of Immigration and Border Protection and you will be allocated to another ceremony.
If you do not attend three ceremonies in a row, your application will be cancelled and you will need to re-apply for your citizenship via the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.
All candidates must arrive for registration at 5.00pm. Registration will close at 5.45pm and the ceremony will commence at 6.00pm. The ceremony will conclude at approximately 7.00pm.
A professional photographer will take photos of candidates receiving their certificate from the Administrator. All photographs will be available to download online.
Please do not bring more than two guests with you per family. Children must be supervised at all times by a responsible adult.
Please note: You will not become an Australian citizen until you have read the oath or affirmation in the presence of the Administrator or another person authorised to represent the Federal Government in this capacity. Council is not authorised to give you your certificate except at a citizenship ceremony.