All enquiries regarding the status of your Citizenship application should be directed to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website or by calling the Australian Citizenship line on 13 18 80.
How do I become an Australian Citizen?
Further information regarding citizenship applications, test resources and practice Tests can be found on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website or by calling the Australian Citizenship line on 13 18 80.
Council's Executive Assistant will receive notification (usually at the end of each month) advising of candidates awaiting a citizenship ceremony. The candidates will receive a letter from the Council advising them of the date and time for the ceremony. The date and time of the ceremony will depend on the availability of the Mayor.
There are two types of Citizenship ceremonies:-
- A private ceremony which is arranged within two weeks of confirmation being received from the Department of Immigration. The ceremony normally takes 15 to 20 minutes and we welcome family and friends to attend.
- Public Citizenship ceremonies are held annually on Australia Day (26 January). This event is only held if the candidates are willing to have a public ceremony.
During your Australian Citizenship ceremony you will be asked to make a Pledge of Commitment in English. This Pledge is available in written form and provided to the candidate at the time of the ceremony.