Covid-19 Information and Updates - Updated 1 July

To reduce the number of face-to-face interactions with the community and protect our staff and their ability to carry out ongoing essential services, the Derwent Valley Council Offices will reopen to the public from 10am - 2pm from Monday 1 June for essential visits only.

Council operating hours are still 8.15am – 5pm (Mon - Fri) and Council services can be accessed over the phone, by email or via our website. We encourage all enquiries by phone or email where possible.

Information on the Tasmanian Government and Council's response to COVID-19.

This information includes support available to individuals, business and community organisations including grant funding and mental health support and where to access further information around the pandemic and Council services.

Please stay home, save lives. Practise social distancing and good hygiene practises.

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Citizenships

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.

Ceremony

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:-

  1. A private ceremony can be arranged within two weeks of confirmation being received from the Department of Immigration.  The ceremony takes approximately 30 minutes.  Family and friends are welcome to attend.
  2. Public Citizenship ceremonies are held annually on Australia Day (26 January).

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.