Citizenship Ceremonies


Australian Citizenship symbolises our unity as a nation. It represents commitment to Australia and its people, the values we share and our common future.

It also symbolises the sense of belonging to the country where we have decided to make our home.

All applications for Australian citizenship are processed by the Department of Home Affairs. Further information on how to apply for Citizenship is available from the Australian Citizenship website or the Citizenship Information Line on 131 881.

For most people, the final step in becoming an Australian Citizen is making the pledge of commitment at an Australian Citizenship Ceremony. Applicants for Australian Citizenship will generally be invited to attend a ceremony within six months from the date their application is approved. Applicants will receive a written invitation to their ceremony. 

Choosing to become an Australian Citizen is a very important expression of commitment to being part of Australia's future. The Moira Shire Council places high importance on Australian Citizenship and hosts ceremonies every six months (January and July).  If numbers permit, extra ceremonies will be organised on a needs basis. 

While we host the Australian Citizenship Ceremonies, we are unable to provide further information regarding the timing of your ceremony. All ceremony enquiries should be directed to the Citizenship Information Line