Moorabool Shire welcomes new Australians this Australia Day

Published on 22 January 2024


Moorabool Shire welcomes new Australians this Australia Day

Moorabool Shire will welcome 37 new citizens as part of the Australia Day 2024 celebrations at the Bacchus Marsh Public Hall, Main Street, Bacchus Marsh.

The migrants, who come from countries including India, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Malaysia, Russian Federation and Pakistan, will attend the ceremony being held on Friday 26 January 2024, commencing at 9.30am.

Moorabool Shire Mayor, Cr Ally Munari said Australia Day is a significant day to reflect on the privilege of Australian citizenship and what it means to be Australian.

"Australia Day is a time for us to give a warm welcome to our newest citizens and acknowledge the importance of what it means to become a full member of the Australian community. There is no greater privilege than our citizenship. It's a life-long commitment to Australia's values of freedom, democracy, equality and respect," Cr Munari said.

Cr Munari said citizenship is the common bond uniting all Australians, whether you are a citizen by birth or by choice.

An Australian citizenship affirmation ceremony will also be part of the celebrations at Bacchus Marsh, allowing all Australians to congratulate and welcome new citizens.

"I congratulate those becoming Australian citizens on making their commitment to Australia," Cr Munari said.