Citizenship

Attending a citizenship ceremony is the final step in the journey to become an Australian citizen and receiving your Certificate of Australian Citizenship.

The ceremony fulfils the requirements under Australian citizenship law and provides an opportunity for Yarra Ranges Council to officially welcome its new citizens.

Enquiries regarding Australian Citizenship and the application process should be directed to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection

Once approved, applicants will receive a letter from the department and Council will be provided a list of names to include in the next ceremony. 

Council has no say in who attends their ceremony – it is all handled by the department.

Citizenship Ceremony Dates 2020

  • 26 January – Montrose Town Centre, Ceremony will commence from 10.00am

  • 19 February – The Memo Hall, Ceremony will commence from 2.30pm

  • 1 April – Mooroolbark Community Centre, Ceremony will commence from 7.30pm

  • 4 May – Mooroolbark Community Centre, Ceremony will commence from 7.30pm

  • 20 June – Yarra Glen Hall, Ceremony will commence from 10.00am

  • 23 July – Burrinja Cultural Centre, Ceremony will commence from 2.00pm

  • 26 August – Montrose Town Centre, Ceremony to commence from 7.30pm

  • 21 September – Montrose Town Centre, Ceremony to commence from 7.30pm

  • 17 October – Burrinja Cultural Centre, Ceremony will commence from 7.30pm

  • 7 December – Mooroolbark Community Centre, Ceremony will commence from 7.30pm

Contact Department of Immigration and Border Protection

Call 131-880 or visit the website at www.citizenship.gov.au 

You can also write to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, 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 Border Protection will provide you with details of the ceremony and the paperwork you should bring for identification.

If you are unable to attend the ceremony, you must contact the department as soon as possible.

All attendees of the ceremony are encouraged to wear smart casual attire that reflects the significance of the occasion. Attendees are also welcome to wear their own national, traditional or cultural dress.

The following attire is not permitted:

  • Beach wear
  • Rubber thongs
  • Bare feet
  • Slippers
  • Offensive clothing
  • Sports training apparel

Call us on 1300 368 333 or email us for more information about citizenship ceremonies in Yarra Ranges.