Becoming an Australian Citizen represents a commitment to Australia and its people.

All applications for Australian citizenship are processed by the Department of Home Affairs.  Further information on how to apply for Australian citizenship is available at www.homeaffairs.gov.au or the Citizenship Information Line on 131 880.

For most people, the final step in becoming an Australian citizen is making the pledge of commitment at an Australian citizenship ceremony. Applicants for Australian citizenship will generally be invited to attend a ceremony within 3 – 6 months from the date their application is approved.  You will receive a written invitation to your ceremony.

The Department of Home Affairs process all applications and sends all the letters to the approved applicants and are responsible for ceremony allocations. Council has no influence over who receives their citizenship and when. It is a Federal Government process that Council has no involvement in.

Any queries regarding date allocations for ceremony should be directed to the Citizenship Information Line on 131 880.

Dates

No of Ceremonies

Ceremony Timings

Monday 25 November 2019

1

7pm 

Saturday 30 November 2019

3

9.30, 1.30pm & 4.30pm

Saturday 7 December 2019

2

10.30am and 2pm 

Saturday - 26 January 2020                     

1

10.00am

Saturday 15 February 2020

3

9.30, 1.30pm & 4.30pm

Saturday 28 March 2020

3

9.30, 1.30pm & 4.30pm

Saturday 18 April 2020

3

9.30, 1.30pm & 4.30pm

Saturday 16 May 2020

3

9.30, 1.30pm & 4.30pm

Saturday 13 June 2020

3

9.30, 1.30pm & 4.30pm

Saturday 18 July 2020

3

9.30, 1.30pm & 4.30pm

Saturday 8 August 2020

3

9.30, 1.30pm & 4.30pm

Thursday 17 September 2020

1

10 am

Saturday 28 November 2020

3

9.30, 1.30pm & 4.30pm

Ceremony Venue

Citizenship ceremonies will be held at 2 venues:

  • Wyndham City Civic Centre - Function Rooms, 45 Princes Highway, Werribee.
  • Encore Event Centre – 80 Derrimut Road, Hoppers Crossing.

New citizens are asked to arrive 60 minutes prior to the ceremony to allow for registration and are asked to bring their letter of approval along with photo id which has their current address.

New citizens are welcome to invite guests to the ceremony. Please note that the guests will not be seated with the new citizens, and there may only be standing room available.

 

 

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