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 or online if required.
Online citizenship ceremonies were introduced in March 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Online group Citizenship Ceremonies are being run by Glen Eira City Council during lockdown. Conferees will be contacted if they have been allocated a spot for an online ceremony.
In-person ceremonies are not being held at present due to the lockdown.
- 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
- 22 July 2021 (10.30am and 1.30pm) - Auditorium, Glen Eira Town Hall - CANCELLED.
- 23 July 2021 (10.30am and 1.30pm) - Auditorium, Glen Eira Town Hall - CANCELLED.
* Assisted by the Australian Government through the National Australia Day Council