What you need to know

Citizenship Ceremony

We proudly host citizenship ceremonies throughout the year for our newest Australian citizens.
The Department of Home Affairs is responsible for all matters related to Australian citizenship.

If you are interested in becoming an Australian citizen, contact the Department of Home Affairs. To find out if you are eligible for Australian citizenship, call the Department's Citizenship Information Line on 131 880 from Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm. The Department will let you know if your application has been successful.

What happens when my application is approved?

When your application has been approved, your name will go on a waiting list for attendance at a citizenship ceremony, which is conducted by us on behalf of the Department of Home Affairs. Please do not ring us to find out when your ceremony is scheduled as we do not have that information.

You will receive a letter from the Department advising you of the date and location of the citizenship ceremony approximately four weeks prior to the ceremony. If you urgently need to attend a ceremony, contact the Department on 131 880 and they may be able to make special arrangements for you.

When is my citizenship ceremony?

To confirm the date of your scheduled citizenship ceremony, please call the Department of Home Affairs on 131 880.

Online citizenship ceremonies were introduced in March 2020 by the Department of Home Affairs, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Following the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, face-to-face citizenship ceremonies have resumed with most local government councils across the country. These ceremonies should comply with current state or territory directives on the limits on gatherings, and meet COVID Safe requirements.

Moonee Valley City Council will hold Citizenship Ceremonies throughout 2021 on the following dates:

Wednesday 17 March 7pm Clocktower Centre
Wednesday 12 May 7pm Clocktower Centre
Wednesday 7 July 7pm Clocktower Centre
Wednesday 22 September 7pm Clocktower Centre