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. The Department of Home Affairs process all applications and sends all the letters to the approved applicants and are responsible for ceremony allocations.  You will receive a written invitation to your allocated ceremony from Department of Home Affairs.

While Wyndham City hosts Australian Citizenship ceremonies, the council is unable to provide further information regarding the timing of your ceremony.  All ceremony enquiries should be directed to the Citizenship Information Line on 131 880.

Citizenship Ceremony Dates 2022

Citizenship Dates for 2022

Location

Wednesday - 26 January 2022                     

Encore Event Centre, 80 Derrimut Road, Hoppers Crossing

Sunday 10 April 2022

Encore Event Centre, 80 Derrimut Road, Hoppers Crossing

Sunday 8 May 2022

Encore Event Centre, 80 Derrimut Road, Hoppers Crossing

Sunday 26 June 2022

Encore Event Centre, 80 Derrimut Road, Hoppers Crossing

Sunday 24 July 2022

Encore Event Centre, 80 Derrimut Road, Hoppers Crossing

Saturday 17 Sept 2022

Encore Event Centre, 80 Derrimut Road, Hoppers Crossing

Sunday 18 Sept 2022

Encore Event Centre, 80 Derrimut Road, Hoppers Crossing

Saturday 12 Nov 2022

Encore Event Centre, 80 Derrimut Road, Hoppers Crossing

Saturday 26 Nov 2022

Encore Event Centre, 80 Derrimut Road, Hoppers Crossing

Although Council run the ceremonies, the Department of Home Affairs process all applications 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.

If you would like to know what date is scheduled for your ceremony, you are required to contact the Department of Home Affairs and not Wyndham City Council. You can make an enquiry via an online form if you are unable to phone the department: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/help-support/contact-us

 

phone: 131 881

Condition of Entry

The health and safety of our community is our priority and we thank you for your understanding and continued support. In line with public health orders it is a condition of entry that all attendees aged 18 years and over are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and are able to provide appropriate proof of vaccination prior to entry.

Please be advised that the dependents do not need to attend the ceremony. Once the main applicant has made the pledge the dependents will automatically become Citizens of Australia.

All attendees aged 18 years and over will be asked to check in on arrival and show their COVID-19 proof of full vaccination. There are 5 ways you can show COVID-19 proof of vaccination to gain entry to businesses and venues in Victoria.

  • COVID-19 digital certificate via the Service Victoria app
  • COVID-19 digital certificate saved to a smartphone wallet
  • Printed copy of COVID-19 digital certificate
  • Printed copy of immunisation history statement
  • Eligible proof of vaccination exemption

The below is not acceptable to gain entry:

  • Vaccine appointment card
  • Negative COVID-19 test results

Masks

In line with current public health orders masks will be required at all times when inside the venue.

Guests

Due to venue setup and Covid safety requirements there will unfortunately be no guests allowed at this ceremony.

COVID-19 Safety

Any restrictions or regulations will be in place in accordance with the current Victoria State Government guidelines available at the DHHS website.

These include but are not limited to:

  • If you have any cold-like symptoms, including a runny nose, sore throat, chills, fever, lack of taste or smell, do not attend the Citizenship ceremony. Please isolate and get tested as per health advice. We will return all non attendee certificates on the day back to the Department of Home affairs who will reschedule your ceremony.
  • All attendees aged 18 and over will be required to check in at entry and show their proof of full COVID-19 vaccination.
  • Attendees are required to wear a mask whilst inside the venue.
  • You will be asked to briefly remove your face mask for the purposes of identification. 
  • Frequent hand washing and use of hand sanitiser is encouraged. Facilities are available onsite.
  • Any queries regarding citizenship ceremonies should be directed to the citizenship Information Line on 131 880

Anyone refusing to obey the restrictions outlined above or the direction of staff or management will be asked to leave.

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