COVID-19 update:

Find out how the latest easing of restrictions have impacted our services and facilities, visit our COVID-19 Council services update webpage.

 

Australian citizenship ceremonies

Whether Australian by birth or by choice, citizenship is an important common bond at the heart of a unified and inclusive country. See this page for update on citizenship ceremonies and COVID restrictions.

COVID-19 Update

As Victoria's lockdown has been extended, in-person citizenship ceremonies are not possible at present.

 

If you were invited to the ceremonies on Thursday 22 July and Friday 23 July you will be contacted if an online ceremony can be arranged. If you are not invited to attend an online ceremony or are unable to join, you will be contacted in due course by the Department of Home Affairs.

 

Updated 20 July 2021

If you’d like to become an Australian citizen, you must apply through the Department of Home Affairs (DHA).

What role does Glen Eira play in citizenship?

On behalf of the Commonwealth Government, we hold a number of ceremonies at Glen Eira Town Hall each year. The Mayor of Glen Eira hosts the ceremonies, with key speakers and parliamentary representatives also attending.

The DHA assesses citizenship applications and sends the successful applicants details to us. They also decide who attends our citizenship ceremonies and send the invitations.

Due to the impact COVID-19 on our community, citizenship ceremonies may be run in a reduced format and with fewer numbers.

Online ceremonies

Online citizenship ceremonies were introduced in March 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Following the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, face-to-face citizenship ceremonies are now being organised. These ceremonies will comply with current state directives on the limits on gatherings, and meet COVIDSafe requirements.

Upcoming ceremonies

  • 22 July 2021 (10.30am and 1.30pm) - Auditorium, Glen Eira Town Hall - In-person ceremonies CANCELLED. Attendees will be contacted if an online ceremony is available to them. 
  • 23 July 2021 (10.30am and 1.30pm) - Auditorium, Glen Eira Town Hall - In-person ceremonies CANCELLED. Attendees will be contacted if an online ceremony is available to them. 

Past ceremonies

  • 26 January 2021 - Mallanbool Reserve*
  • 29 April 2021 - Auditorium, Glen Eira Town Hall
  • 2 June 2021 - Auditorium, Glen Eira Town Hall - CANCELLED
  • 9 June 2021 - Auditorium, Glen Eira Town Hall - CANCELLED

* Assisted by the Australian Government through the National Australia Day Council