Australian Citizenship

Choosing to Become an Australian Citizen

Choosing to become an Australian citizen demonstrates your personal loyalty and commitment to Australia and its people.

To become an Australian citizen, you must first apply for Australian citizenship through the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP).  Application forms and information for applying for Australian citizenship can be obtained from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP).


Attending a Citizenship Ceremony

The citizenship ceremonies are administered by the Administration Officer, Governance Unit. Once your application has been approved, DIBP will notify the Administration Officer - this can take up to three months from the date of your approval.

As soon as Council has been notified by the DIBP, you will be sent an invitation by mail that will contain all the information that you will need to know.

Council conducts citizenship ceremonies on behalf of the Australian Government bi-monthly, with a special ceremony on Australia Day each year.**


Citizenship Ceremony Dates for 2017

Wednesday 22 March 2017

Wednesday 17 May 2017

Tuesday 18 July 2017

Wednesday 20 September 2017

Tuesday 21 November 2017

 All Citizenship Ceremonies commence at [to be advised] at the Council Chambers, Deakin Avenue, Mildura.

 **Please note: Council has no role in the processing or determination of citizenship applications or holding of citizenship tests.  For enquiries, information on the status of your application, allocation and/or changes to ceremony dates, or to download an application kit contact the Department of Immigration and Border Protection by telephoning the Citizenship Information Line on 131 880 or visit the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.