Citizenship Ceremonies

Council hosts citizenship ceremonies for Nillumbik residents on behalf of the Department of Home Affairs.

Citizenship ceremonies are special events. Not only do they fulfil requirements under Australian citizenship law they provide an important opportunity to officially welcome new citizens as full members of the Australian community. It is often an emotional experience for both new citizens as well as their hosts and guests.

The next Council citizenship ceremony will be held on Australia Day, Sunday 26 January 2020. 

The Department of Home Affairs website has all the information about applications for Australian Citizenship.

For information about your Australian citizenship application or ceremony  

  • Contact the Department on 131 880 between 8.30 am and 4.30 pm Monday to Friday. 
  • If you are outside Australia, visit the Department of Home Affairs website for contact details. 

NOTE: Nillumbik Council is unable to provide you with information relating to your ceremony date. 

Citizenship ceremonies are scheduled by the Department of Home Affairs usually within six months from the time your application is approved, although waiting times can vary. You will receive a letter of invitation within four weeks of the scheduled ceremonies.