Initial enquiries regarding Australian citizenship, applications and approval should be directed to the Department of Home Affairs.
Moreton Bay Regional Council facilities a number of citizenship ceremonies on behalf of the Department of Home Affairs. You must attend your citizenship ceremony and make a pledge to become an Australian citizen.
Generally, your ceremony will be held within six months from the date your application is approved. You will receive an invitation approximately four weeks before your ceremony date.
Contact the Department of Home Affairs as soon as possible at email@example.com or phone 131 880 if you need to change the date of your ceremony.
If your citizenship application form included your children, they will also be invited to the ceremony and will become citizens when you do.
Children aged 16 years and over are legally required to attend their citizenship ceremony and take the citizenship pledge in order to become an Australian citizen. Children under the age of 16 are not legally required to attend the ceremony or take the citizenship pledge, however are welcome to attend the ceremony and are encouraged to take the citizenship pledge where possible.
Your invitation will advise how many guests you may invite due to space restrictions at venues.
You must bring photographic identification to the ceremony. Appropriate forms of identification include:
Children under 16 years of age do not need to bring photo identification.
Council conducts citizenship ceremonies at the following venues:
Candidates must attend the ceremony they have been allocated by the Department of Home Affairs, and for which they have RSVP’d.
Your Citizenship Certificate is an important legal document that you will need when you apply for an Australian passport.
It is an offence to deface or alter this document.
You must not write on it, laminate it or change any details on it.
You should notify the Department of Home Affairs if your certificate is lost or stolen.