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.

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.

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 COVID Safe requirements.

Upcoming ceremonies

  • Date to be confirmed

Past ceremonies

  • 26 January 2021 – Mallanbool Reserve*

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