All approved candidates for Australian citizenship are invited to attend a citizenship ceremony at their local Council as the final stage of being granted Australian citizenship.

Citizenship candidates receive a letter from the Department of Home Affairs (formerly the Department of Immigration and Border Protection) with the date and location of the citizenship ceremony. The City of Boroondara will also send an email (or letter) inviting the candidate to a ceremony.

At the ceremony, new citizens are presented with a Certificate of Australian Citizenship after they pledge their allegiance to Australia and its laws.

All Boroondara ceremonies are held at 7pm, with the exception of the Australia Day ceremony which is held at 10am, at the Hawthorn Arts Centre, 360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn.

Candidates must register on the day of their ceremony. Evening ceremony registration opens at 6pm and closes at 6.45pm. Australia Day registration opens at 9am and closes at 9.45am.

2019-20 citizenship ceremony dates

  • 10am – Saturday 26 January 2019
  • 7pm – Tuesday 26 March 2019
  • 7pm – Thursday 13 June 2019
  • 7pm – Tuesday 23 July 2019
  • 7pm – Tuesday 10 September 2019
  • 7pm – Tuesday 17 September 2019
  • 7pm – Tuesday 22 October 2019
  • 7pm – Tuesday 29 October 2019
  • 7pm – Thursday 5 December 2019
  • 10am – Sunday 26 January 2020

For more information about the ceremonies, please contact Council on 9278 4475.

Become an Australian citizen

If you are interested in becoming an Australian citizen, or want to find out if you are eligible, visit the Department of Home Affairs or call their hotline on 131 880.

If you do apply and your application for citizenship is approved, you'll go onto a waiting list to attend a citizenship ceremony and be notified of the date and location of the ceremony.

For all enquiries about citizenship, contact the Department of Home Affairs on 131 880.

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