Introduction to Citizenship
Australian Citizenship Ceremonies are conducted regularly at the City of Melville Civic Centre, as well as an Australia Day Ceremony in Bull Creek, in conjunction with the Premier's Australia Day Awards.
Upcoming Citizenship Ceremonies
- Thursday, 15 March 2018 at 6:00pm
- Thursday, 17 May 2018 at 6:00pm
- Thursday, 19 July 2018 at 6:00pm
- Thursday, 20 September 2018 at 6:00pm
- Thursday, 22 November 2018 at 6:00pm
Outline of the Process
After applying for Australian Citizenship approved candidates will receive notification from the Department of Immigration & Border Protection.
Invitations for ceremonies will be sent to approved candidates approximately six weeks prior to the ceremony providing all details for the event.
All new citizens are officiated by His Worship the Mayor, Russell Aubrey. Approved candidates will make either an Oath Pledge or an Affirmation Pledge for Citizenship depending on the choice made when completing the application for Citizenship and the receive their Certificate of Citizenship. This Certificate will become your legal proof of Australian citizenship.
You will also be able to complete an electoral enrolment form which registers you on the electoral roll and allows you to vote.
Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony and Australia Day Awards
The annual Australia Day Awards and Citizenship Ceremony held at John Creaney Park in Bull Creek, with a barbeque breakfast by the Lions Club of Bull Creek.
Nominate someone special for an Australia Day Award.
Further Infomation on Citizenship
Regardless of background, Australian citizens have full and equal membership of our society, including all the legal and political responsibilities accompanying such a status.
More information on Citizenship in Australia (Federal Government website).