Australian Citizenship

Australian Citizenship symbolises our unity as a nation. It represents commitment to Australia and its people, the values we share and our common future.

We are delighted to advise that the City has resumed in person Citizenship Ceremonies. These ceremonies will be hosted in a limited capacity in line with applicable COVID-19 restrictions. Please note you must be fully vaccinated to attend a ceremony.

If you have any further enquiries regarding your Citizenship Ceremony, please contact the Department of Home Affairs on 131 880 or visit their website.

For general health information about coronavirus, we encourage you to regularly visit the Coronavirus page of the Department of Health and Humans Services website.

It also symbolises the sense of belonging to the country where we have decided to make our home.

All applications for Australian citizenship are processed by the Department of Home Affairs. Further information on how to apply for Citizenship is available from the Australian citizenship website or the Citizenship Information Line on 131 881.

For most people, the final step in becoming an Australian Citizen is making the pledge of commitment at an Australian Citizenship Ceremony. Applicants for Australian Citizenship will generally be invited to attend a ceremony within six months from the date their application is approved. Applicants will receive a written invitation to their ceremony. 

Choosing to become an Australian Citizen is a very important expression of commitment to being part of Australia's future. The City of Greater Geelong places high importance on Australian Citizenship and hosts ceremonies every four to six weeks throughout the year.  

While we host the Australian Citizenship Ceremonies, we are unable to provide further information regarding the timing of your ceremony. All ceremony enquiries should be directed to the Citizenship Information Line.


Eligibility

You should refer to the Department of Home Affairs for eligibility requirements.


Applying for citizenship

The role of Local Government Councils is to confer Australian Citizenship once the application is approved by the Department of Home Affairs.


Australian Citizenship Ceremonies

Citizenship ceremonies are warm, friendly events where you celebrate becoming an Australian citizen.





Page last updated: Wednesday, 4 May 2022

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