Awards, Celebrations & Ceremonies

Citizenship Ceremonies

Citizenship ceremonies fulfil requirements prescribed by the Australian Citizenship Act 2007 and the Australian Citizenship Regulations 2007. They are conducted under the authority of the Australian Government minister responsible for citizenship matters. The current Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Immigration and Border Protection is The Hon. David Coleman MP.

Citizenship ceremonies are the final step in a person's journey to becoming an Australian citizen.  It is the occasion in which they take the citizenship pledge, and receive their official certificate of Australian Citizenship.

We host several citizenship ceremonies during the year. These are generally held on Australia Day (26 January) and quarterly thereafter.

Dates for 2019:

Saturday, 26 January 2019

Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

If you would like to find out how you can become an Australian Citizen, please go to the Department of Home Affairs website or phone 13 18 80.  The Department is responsible for accepting and processing applications. Once your application is processed, and we have received notification of your success, we will invite you to next available citizenship ceremony.

If you have any questions in relation to Council's role in the citizenship process, or the conducting of ceremonies, please contact Councillor Support on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or (03) 5671 2211 or at

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