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Citizenship ceremonies

We conduct citizenship ceremonies for candidates who live in Mitchell Shire.

Successful applicants are invited to attend a citizenship ceremony as the final step in their journey to become an Australian citizen and to make the Australian Citizenship Pledge.

Citizenship Ceremony Dates and Locations

Each year a ceremony is held on Australia Day (26 January) at various locations within Mitchell Shire.

Three additional ceremonies are held every year in March, June and September at Broadford Shire Hall, 20 Murchison Street, Broadford.

Upcoming Ceremony Dates

The Citizenship Ceremony that was scheduled for Monday 6 April 2020 at the Broadford Hall has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 crisis.

For questions regarding your citizenship please contact the Department of Home Affairs on 131 881 or visit the website.

Mitchell Shire Council is not responsible for determining the date of your ceremony. That decision is made by the Department of Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs.

If you are unable to attend the ceremony on the nominated date, you should contact the Department of Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs on 131 880 to make alternative arrangements.

How to apply to become a citizen

To apply for citizenship, visit the Australian Government: Department of Home Affairs website or phone 131 880.

Applicants are advised in writing by the Department if their application has been successful.

New Citizens – Compulsory Voting

All new citizens over the age of 18 are required to enrol to vote. Enrolment can be completed at the Citizenship ceremony and entitles new citizens to vote at Commonwealth, State and Council elections.

Voting at Commonwealth, State and Council elections is compulsory and there are fines for failure to do so without a valid excuse.

This page was last updated on 13 November 2020.