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.

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Approach to citizenship ceremonies as a result of COVID-19

Updated 06 August 2020
The Department of Home Affairs have been trialling online citizenship ceremonies via secure video link, to enable people to continue to become Australian citizens during the coronavirus crisis. People who were scheduled to attend a Citizenship appointment or ceremony over the coming months will be contacted by the Department to make alternative arrangements.

For further details on this announcement please refer to the press release below.
Statement on Australian citizenship processing

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, we will not be hosting any in-person citizenship ceremonies at this time, however we can offer a virtual ceremony. 

Upcoming ceremonies

With in-person ceremonies unable to be held, all ceremonies will be conducted online using the program 'Zoom'. They are restricted to one person/family group per ceremony. Once you are allocated one of these ceremonies, we will contact you directly to confirm the details of the date and time, the mandatory requirements, the process, and answer any of your questions.