Awards & Ceremonies

Kingborough Awards

The Kingborough Awards nomination process is currently closed.

The Kingborough Awards ceremony is celebrated on or after the 6 January each year.

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

Kingborough Council hosts Citizenship Ceremonies approximately every three months (see dates below). 

The Citizenship Ceremony is the final phase of being granted Australian citizenship.  When you are approved to receive your Australian citizenship, you will receive a letter from the Department of Home Affairs. Council will then advise you as to when you will attend a ceremony by sending you a letter approximately 2 – 3 weeks prior to the ceremony.  As we have an increasing number of conferees attaining their citizenship, we cannot guarantee that you will attend the very next ceremony.

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

Details of the ceremony will be provided to you in a letter from Council approximately 2 – 3 weeks prior to the ceremony date.

Upcoming Citizenship Ceremony Dates

26 January 2020

3 April 2020

3 July 2020

30 October 2020

Please note that the above dates are subject to change at any time.