Citizenship

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Applying for citizenship

Council conducts citizenship ceremonies on behalf of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

Please contact the Department of Immigration and Border Protection on 131 880 or visit their Australian citizenship website for information about becoming an Australian Citizen.

Council does not handle the application process of becoming an Australian Citizen. The Department of Immigration and Border Protection handles all aspects of applying to become a citizen and inviting applicants to attend a ceremony where they will make their Australian Citizenship Pledge.

Attending a local citizenship ceremony

Once your application for citizenship is approved, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection will send successful applicants an invitation to the next available citizenship ceremony in Monash.

What to bring to the ceremony:

  • letter of invitation (sent to you by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection), and
  • photo identification.

Please note: if you don't supply the required appropriate identification you are unable to become a citizen.

Appropriate forms of photo identification are:

  • driver's licence or
  • passport or
  • another official document which includes a photograph.

If you do not have any form of photographic identification you will need to bring at least three documents with you that include your name, address and signature (such as credit cards, bills and bank statements).

2017 citizenship ceremonies

Citizenship ceremonies are held every 2-3 months in Monash.

The ceremonies will be held at Robert Blackwood Hall (Monash University, Clayton campus - 1 Wellington Rd, Clayton), from 6pm, on:

  • Monday 24 July 2017
  • Monday 11 September 2017
  • Monday 13 November 2017

At the ceremonies, successful applicants are asked to pledge their allegiance to Australia and its laws. Participants are able to invite family members or other guests along to share in their special moment. RSVPs are not required for family members and guests to attend citizenship ceremonies.

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Last updated: 01 June 2017