Attending a citizenship ceremony is the final step in the journey to become an Australian citizen and receiving your Certificate of Australian Citizenship.
While the ceremonies fulfil requirements under Australian citizenship law, they also provide an opportunity for Yarra Ranges Council to officially welcome its new citizens.
Enquiries regarding Australian Citizenship, application, processing, interviewing and approving is all handled through the Department of Immigration and Multi-Cultural Affairs. Once applicants have received a letter from the Department advising their approval for Citizenship, it is the Department who then advises the Council as to the list of names of those attending the next Citizenship Ceremony. The Council has no say in who attends their Ceremony – it is all handled by the Department.
Yarra Ranges Council Citizenship Dates for 2013
- Wednesday, 24 July
- Saturday, 17 August
- Saturday, 21 September
- Wednesday, 4 December
What are the contact details for the Department of Immigration and Citizenship?
Phone 131-880 or visit the website www.citizenship.gov.au, or write to the Department of Immigration and Citizenship, Citizenship Section, GPO Box 241, Melbourne Vic 3001 or visit the Department's office in person at Level 2, 2 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne Vic 3000.
How will I know when I should attend a Ceremony?
If your Citizenship application has been successful, the Department of Immigration and Multi-Cultural Affairs will write to you well in advance, advising of the details (date, time and place) of the Citizenship Ceremony to be held at Yarra Ranges Council, as well as the paperwork you should bring for identification.
If you are unable to attend the Ceremony on the advised date, you will need to contact the Department to make them aware as soon as possible.
For more information
Please contact Roxann Jenkins on 03 9294 6370 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any further queries regarding the Citizenship Ceremonies held at Yarra Ranges Council.