Citizenship ceremonies

Australian citizenship symbolises our unity as a nation and 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.

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Indigo Shire Council conducts citizenship ceremonies on behalf on the Department of Immigration for residents wishing to become Australian citizens.

Applications can be completed online, by mail or in person. Completed forms, together with the prescribed fee, are to be lodged with the Department of Immigration and Citizenship for processing.

Council will be notified by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship when a Citizenship Ceremony is to be held. The Department advises candidates the date of the ceremony at which they will become Australian citizens.

Citizenship ceremonies are held at at Councils monthly meetings at various locations around the Shire. The Ceremony takes approximately one hour. Please arrive for registration 20 minutes prior to commencement of the Ceremony. Any late arrivals will not participate in the ceremony, and another ceremony date will be allocated.

If you cannot attend your Citizenship ceremony, please Contact Council. We will then advise DIAC and you will be allocated another Ceremony date. If you have an inquiry regarding the date of your ceremony, please contact the Department on Immigration and Citizenship on 131 880.

Please bring a current form of photo identification (such as a driver's licence or passport) and your invitation letter from the Department of Immigration and Citizenship. Dress is smart casual and family and friends are more than welcome to attend. Light refreshments are provided at the completion of the Ceremony.

At the ceremony, candidates make their oath or affirmation of allegiance and receive their Certificate of Australian Citizenship, usually from the Mayor.

For further information please contact the Department of Immigration and Citizenship on 131 880 or visit www.citizenship.gov.au

Last updated: 30 January 2014