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Citizenship ceremonies

Citizenship ceremonies

We conduct citizenship ceremonies on behalf of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, where people applying for citizenship make the Pledge before a presiding officer.

Please note that we host the ceremony on behalf of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, and do not have involvement in the application and approval process.

We are unable to confirm if a person is on a list, please call the Department of Immigration and Border Protection on 131 880.

Applying to become an Australian citizen

To apply to become an Australian citizen you need to contact the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) on 131 880 or visit the DIBP website.

DIBP will tell you if you are eligible to become an Australian citizen and how to apply.

Ceremony

Successful applicants must attend a citizenship ceremony as the final phase of being granted Australian citizenship.

Our Mayor hosts the citizenship ceremonies, which are also attended by key speakers representing Federal and State Parliament.

Once your application has been approved, DIBP will send you a letter of invitation with the date and location of the citizenship ceremony.

Identification requirements for candidates 16 years of age over attending a ceremony

A driver’s licence, passport or other official document which includes a photograph is preferred.

For candidates who do not have any form of photographic identification, at least three documents bearing their name, address and signature, for example, bank statements, credit cards or bills are required.

Candidates should be asked to bring their invitation letter to the ceremony to assist with identification.”

Upcoming citizenship ceremonies

Citizenship Ceremonies will be held at Plenty Ranges Arts & Convention Centre, 35 Ferres Boulevard, South Morang at 6.30pm on the following dates:

  • Thursday 26 January 2017 - ceremony begins at 4.30pm
  • Monday 13 February 2017
  • Monday 3 April 2017 - ceremony begins at 11.30am
  • Monday 3 April 2017 -  ceremony begins at 6.30pm
  • Monday 15 May 2017
  • Wednesday 14 June 2017
  • Monday 3 July 2017 - ceremony begins at 11.30am
  • Monday 3 July 2017 - ceremony begins at 6.30pm
  • Monday 24 July 2017
  • Monday 14 August 2017
  • Monday 25 September 2017 - ceremony begins at 11.30am
  • Monday 23 October 2017
  • Monday 20 November
  • Monday 18 December 2017