Awards & Ceremonies

Kingborough Awards

The Kingborough Awards nomination process for 2020 is now open!

The online or downloadable forms can be found here: Kingborough Awards 2019 Guidelines and Nomination Forms

Nominations will close at 5pm on Sunday, 27 October 2019.

The Kingborough Awards will be presented by the Mayor of Kingborough, Cr Dean Winter on Saturday, 11 January 2020.

This date was selected in celebration of the anniversary of the first Kingborough Council meeting, which was held on 6 January 1908.

There are three categories for nominations:

  • Citizen of the Year
  • Young Citizen of the Year (for people under the age of 27 on 6 January of the current year)
  • Community Group of the Year

If you think someone deserves recognition for their hard work in the community or there is a group that benefits Kingborough community, please consider nominating them..

Contact Council’s Community Development Officer on 6211 8170 for more information.

Citizenship ceremonies

Applying to become an Australian citizen

The Australian Government Department of Home Affairs is responsible for Australian citizenship.

To apply to become an Australian citizen please contact the Department on 131 880.

Kingborough Citizenship Ceremonies

The Citizenship Ceremony is the final phase of being granted Australian citizenship.

When you are granted Australian citizenship, you will receive a letter from the Department of Home Affairs. Council will advise you of the next Citizenship Ceremony by letter two weeks before the date of the ceremony.

We conduct Citizenship Ceremonies approximately every three months to present new citizens with their Certificate of Australian Citizenship.

What happens at a Citizenship Ceremony?

At the Citizenship Ceremony you are required to pledge your allegiance to Australia and its laws. The pledge you say 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.

Time and location of Citizenship Ceremonies

Ceremonies take about one hour and are held at the Kingborough Council.  Details of the ceremony will be provided to you in a letter from Council.

Please arrive 30 minutes before the ceremony so that you can register before the ceremony begins.

Upcoming Citizenship Ceremony Dates

22 November 2019