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Australian Citizenship Ceremonies are held at Council for residents who wish to become Australian citizens.
Australia is a diverse society, one that celebrates the richness of its community.
Citizenship is a way of uniting and gathering the people of Australia as one. It is about people sharing in the common goal of making Australia an even better place, building on their diverse heritages.
Becoming an Australian Citizen
Detailed information can be obtained by visiting the Department of Immigration's web site or phone the Department on 131 880.
Once your application is approved, the Mayor of your local Council (or the General Manager should the Mayor be absent) bestows your citizenship.
Australian Citizenship Ceremonies are held at Council for residents who wish to become Australian citizens. Citizenship ceremonies have an important symbolic role because they formally welcome new citizens from many cultures into the Australian family.
The ceremony is a formal part of the citizenship process. A person becomes an Australian citizen on the date he or she attends the citizenship ceremony and makes the Pledge of commitment to Australia.
Clarence Valley Council has developed several options for the ceremonies:
The citizenship ceremonies are simple yet dignified occasions. The main elements include:
All enquiries about Council's role in Citizenship should be directed to the Office of the Mayor on 02 6643 0200.