All Citizenship ceremonies scheduled for the first half of the year have been cancelled until further notice.

The Department of Home Affairs will be in contact with conferees with full details in due course. Please do not contact the Department or your local council about your ceremony.


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 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.




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