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We proudly host citizenship ceremonies throughout the year for our newest Australian citizens.

Becoming an Australian Citizen

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection is responsible for all matters related to Australian Citizenship.

If you are interested in becoming an Australian Citizen, contact the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. To find out if you are eligible for Australian citizenship, call the Department's Citizenship Information Line on 131 881 from Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm. The Department will let you know if your application has been successful.

What happens when my application is approved?

When your application has been approved, your name will go on a waiting list for attendance at a citizenship ceremony, which is conducted by us on behalf of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. Please do not ring us to find out when your ceremony is scheduled as we do not have that information. 

You will receive a letter from the Department advising you of the date and location of the citizenship ceremony approximately four weeks prior to the ceremony. If you urgently need to attend a ceremony, contact the Department on 131 881 and they may be able to make special arrangements for you.

Citizenship ceremonies

Citizenship ceremonies are held at the Clocktower Centre, 750 Mt Alexander Road, Moonee Ponds.

2016 dates

  • Tuesday, 26 January, 2pm (Australia Day)
  • Wednesday, 16 March, 7pm
  • Wednesday, 18 May, 7pm
  • Wednesday, 6 July, 7pm
  • Wednesday, 7 September, 7pm

When is my citizenship ceremony?

To confirm the date of your scheduled citizenship ceremony, please call the Department of Immigration and Border Protection on 131 881.

More information

For more information on our citizenship ceremonies, call our Arts Officer on 8325 1896.

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