Becoming an Australian citizen


If you would like to become an Australian Citizen visit the Department of Home Affairs website to check if you are eligible and download the relevant forms. You can also phone 13 18 80.

After completing the relevant paperwork, you will be interviewed and your application will be assessed by the Department of Home Affairs.

Once your application has been assessed and approved, your Certificate of Australian Citizenship is sent to Council ready for the Citizenship Ceremony.

Dates for citizenship ceremonies in 2021

  • Tuesday 26 January 2021 (Australia Day) 
  • Tuesday 18 May 
  • Tuesday 15 June 
  • Tuesday 17 August 
  • Tuesday 16 November 

Covid Safe requirements in relation to social distancing apply and may affect the number of guests permitted to attend.