Australian citizenship symbolises our unity as a nation andÂ represents commitment to Australia and its people, the values we share and our common future. It also symbolises the sense of belonging to the country where we have been born or where we have decided to make our home.
Applications can be completed online,Â by mail or inÂ person.Completed forms, together with the prescribed fee, are to be lodged with the Department of Immigration and CitizenshipÂ for processing.Â
Council will be notified by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship when a Citizenship Ceremony is to be held.Â The Department advises candidates the date of the ceremony at which they will become Australian citizens.
At the ceremony, candidates make theirÂ oath or affirmation of allegiance and receive their Certificate of Australian Citizenship.
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