Australian Citizenship

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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 Executive Services. Once your application has been approved, DIBP will notify the this office - 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.**

**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.


Citizenship Ceremony dates for 2020

19 March

19 May

21 July

17 September

17 November