Citizenship ceremonies

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

Becoming an Australian citizen

All applications for Australian citizenship are processed by the Department of Home Affairs. Further information on how to apply for Australian citizenship is available from the Australian citizenship website or the Citizenship Information Line on 131 880.

Your citizenship ceremony invitation

Once you have become an Australian Citizen through the Department of Home Affairs, they will send you an invitation to a citizenship ceremony. You will receive your invitation approximately four weeks before the ceremony. It can take 3-6 months to receive an invitation to a ceremony.

While Nillumbik hosts Australian citizenship ceremonies, we are unable to provide further information regarding the date and timing of your ceremony.

All ceremony enquiries should be directed to the Citizenship Information Line on 131 880.

Attending a citizenship ceremony

Refer to the Department of Home Affairs website for information about attending a citizenship ceremony, including what happens on the day, identification you need to bring to the ceremony, what to wear, and assistance for special needs.

You will receive further information from Council regarding the details of the ceremony and information about the registration process.

2021 citizenship ceremony dates

  • Tuesday 26 January
  • Monday 10 May
  • Thursday 29 July
  • Thursday 23 September

Citizenship queries

All queries relating to citizenship including applications, date of your ceremony and wait times should be directed to the Department of Home Affairs.