Australia Day and Citizenship Ceremonies

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Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony and Awards 2021 

With COVID-19 restrictions in place, we’re celebrating Australia Day differently this year. This year, you can watch the Australia Day Awards and the Citizenship Ceremony from the safety of your home on our Facebook page.

100 people can attend the event in person at the Bacchus Marsh Public Hall, but you will need to provide your details for contact tracing purposes, and wear a fitted facemask. Once 100 people are inside the hall, no more people can attend. 

The ceremony starts at 9.30am, so if you want to attend in person, we advise you to arrive early to grab your spot. If you are planning on attending please read our COVIDSafe event checklist. 

Australian Citizenship ceremonies

A Citizenship ceremony is the final stage of becoming an Australian citizen. It is an opportunity for us to welcome you to the community.

Ceremonies are held on Australia Day (26 January). in May, and in September.

For questions regarding your application process please contact the Department of Home Affairs.


Frequently Asked Questions

  • When is the next Australian Citizenship Ceremony?

    Australian Citizenship Ceremonies are held on Australia Day and in May and September each year. Please email council if you would like to be part of a ceremony. 

  • I’ve received a letter from the Department saying I’m eligible to attend a Ceremony. What happens next?

    Congratulations! The Department of Home Affairs will contact Council and request dates of their next Ceremony. The Department will advise Council of your details, and Council will, in due course, invite you to attend their next Ceremony.

  • Am I on the list for the next Ceremony?

    The Department of Home Affairs will provide names of people eligible to become citizens to Council. You will have to check with the Department.

Last Updated:

Saturday, 3 September, 2016 - 13:32