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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.

CitizenshipCeremony 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 April, July and October at Broadford Shire Hall, 20 Murchison Street, Broadford.

Upcoming Ceremony Dates

  • The next citizenship ceremony will be held on 26 January 2020 in Pyalong.
  • Additional dates will be announced at a later date.

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 12 August 2019.