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Australian Citizenship


The first step in becoming an Australian citizen is to apply through the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.


For more information contact the Citizenship Information Line on 131 880 (Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 4.30 pm) or visit the Department of Immigration and Border Protection's  website.


Citizenship Ceremonies

Participation in a citizenship ceremony is the final step towards becoming an Australian citizen. This is where candidates publicly make the Pledge of Commitment as citizens of the Commonwealth of Australia.


Council is notified of candidate approval by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection and once that notification is received the candidate will be invited to participate in the next ceremony.


Council holds approximately four citizenship ceremonies per year. The first is held on Australia Day (26 January) and the fourth in September as part of Australian Citizenship Day celebrations.


Council acknowledges the significance of the decision to become an Australian citizen and aims to make each ceremony memorable and personal. For further information regarding Council’s citizenship ceremonies contact the Civic Events Officer on 03 5153 9500 or by email.



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