Applying to become an Australian citizen
The Department of Home Affairs is responsible for Australian citizenship. To apply to become an Australian citizen please contact the Department on 131 880.
Kingborough Council hosts Citizenship Ceremonies approximately every three months (see dates below). The ceremony is the final phase of being granted Australian citizenship. We do not know which ceremony you will be attending until we are provided with a list of conferees from the Department of Home Affairs – usually 4 weeks prior to a scheduled ceremony. Only then can we send you a letter of invitation.
If you have any queries regarding when you are likely to attend a ceremony, we advise that you contact the Department directly as Council does not determine when that will be.
What happens at a Citizenship Ceremony?
At the Citizenship Ceremony you are required to pledge your allegiance to Australia and its laws. The wording of the pledge is provided to you at the ceremony and will be the one you chose on your application form. You are then presented with a Certificate of Australian Citizenship, which formally represents conferral of Australian citizenship.
Who attends Citizenship Ceremonies
The Mayor of Kingborough presides over Citizenship Ceremonies and politicians both Federal and State members are also invited.
You are welcome to bring two guests to the ceremony to share this special occasion.
What to bring to a Citizenship Ceremony
You need to bring photo identification, for example a passport or driver’s licence.
Upcoming Citizenship Ceremony Dates
The next citizenship ceremony will be held after the Local Government elections in October. The date will be confirmed closer to the time.
Please note that these dates are subject to change.