Citizenship

Becoming an Australian citizen is one of the most important decisions you can make.

Local governments have an important role to play in ensuring that citizenship ceremonies are a meaningful experience for people who have chosen to make Australia their home.

Each year, the Council conducts a number of citizenship ceremonies - the largest being held on Australia Day.

Council holds citizenship ceremonies on behalf of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection(DIAC).

Enquiries and applications

Initial enquiries regarding Australian citizenship, applications and approval should be directed to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection:

  • Mail: GPO Box 9984, Brisbane Qld 4001
  • Phone: 13 18 80

Applicants under 60 years of age are required to undertake the Australian Citizenship Test before applications are processed.

Once an application is approved, the candidate is then put onto a waiting list with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection until such time as Council is able to arrange for the person to attend a formal ceremony.

Due to the high volume of candidates, notification of inclusion in a public ceremony can take between 4-6 months.

Public ceremonies

The following public ceremonies have been scheduled for 2014.

  • Sunday, January 26 - Pine Rivers (Strathpine Community Centre) **
  • Thursday, February 27 - Redcliffe (Redcliffe Cultural Centre)
  • Thursday, March 27 - Caboolture (Caboolture-Morayfield RSL)
  • Thursday, April 17 - Pine Rivers (Strathpine Community Centre)
  • Thursday, May 8 - Morayfield (Morayfield East State School)
  • Thursday, May 29 - Redcliffe (Redcliffe Cultural Centre)
  • Thursday, June 26 - Morayfield (Morayfield East State School)
  • Thursday, July 24 - Pine Rivers (Strathpine Community Centre)
  • Thursday, August 7 - Morayfield (Morayfield East State School)
  • Thursday, August 28 - Redcliffe (Redcliffe Cultural Centre)
  • Wednesday, September 17 - Pine Rivers (Strathpine Community Centre)
  • Thursday, October 16 - Morayfield (Morayfield East State School)
  • Thursday, November 13 - Redcliffe (Redcliffe Cultural Centre)
  • Thursday, December 11 - Morayfield (Morayfield East State School)

Private ceremonies

Private Ceremonies can be arranged by Council but only under exceptional circumstances and are usually held 2-3 weeks after the request is made.

Lost certificates

It should be noted that lost certificates require the completion of a Form 119 which can be downloaded from the Immigration Department website, and payment of $60.00 per certificate to be replaced.


 

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