Citizenship Ceremonies are conducted throughout the year by Council. Citizenship ceremonies are special events. They fulfil requirements under Australian law and also provide an important opportunity to officially welcome new citizens as full members of the Australian community. They are often an emotional experience for the new citizen, as well as their host and guests.
To become an Australian Citizen, residents need to apply with the Department of Immigration & Border Protection, 70 Franklin Street, Adelaide, telephone 131 880, www.citizenship.gov.au.
After the paperwork has been lodged with the Department, interview and security checks are conducted. Once all the Department of Immigration requirements are satisfied (usually within 3 - 6 months), Council will send a letter to candidates inviting them to attend a ceremony, at least three weeks prior to the ceremony.
Council is not able to conduct individual/urgent ceremonies. To request an urgent ceremony, please contact the Department on
131 880, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, and include your file reference number, full name and date of birth. The Department provides this service on a very limited basis, for genuine compelling/compassionate reasons only.
General Ceremonies for 2017
With the exception of Australia Day, ceremonies will commence from 7.00pm and will be held in the Library at 63 Mt Barker Road Stirling. Candidates can enrol to vote with assistance from the Australian Electoral Commission from 6.30pm.
Australia Day - Thursday 26 January 2017, 9.30 for 10.00am Stirling - either on the lawns or in the library, dependent on weather
Monday 3 April 2017, 6.30 for 7.00pm
Monday 3 July 2017, 6.30 for 7.00pm
Monday 18 September 2017, 6.30 for 7.00pm
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