Australia Day and Citizenship Ceremonies

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Australia Day nominations now open

Nominations are now open for Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year, and Community Event of the Year.

Do you know someone who has made a great contribution to our community? Have you attended a notable community event in the last year?


Nominate an event or a person today.

Complete the nomination form online.

Download and complete a paper nomination form.

Nominations close on Friday 13 November 2020.


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