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 notification and ceremony invitations

The Department of Home Affairs is responsible for choosing your citizenship ceremony date and sending your invitation. The City of Boroondara coordinates and hosts citizenship ceremonies on behalf of the Department.

Once your citizenship application is approved, you will go on a waiting list to attend a citizenship ceremony at your local council. Your citizenship ceremony information will be sent separately to the information you receive about your application being approved.

You will receive your citizenship ceremony invitation from the Department of Home Affairs approximately 3 to 4 weeks before the ceremony.

As your ceremony date is decided by the Department of Home Affairs, we are unable to provide further information about the date of your ceremony.

You can find information on citizenship processing and ceremony wait times on the Australian Department of Home Affairs website-external site. You can also call their Citizenship Information Line on 131 881.

2023 citizenship ceremony dates and information

  • Thursday 28 February
  • Thursday 30 March
  • Wednesday 3 May
  • Thursday 25 May
  • Thursday 20 July
  • Tuesday 12 September
  • Tuesday 31 October

Ceremonies are held at Hawthorn Arts Centre, at 360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn. You can find out more about this venue on our Hawthorn Arts Centre page.

Ceremonies start at 7 pm, with registration from 6 pm to 6:45 pm.

More information

If you are interested in becoming an Australian citizen, please visit the Australian Department of Home Affairs – Become an Australian citizen page-external site.

If you would like to know about citizenship ceremonies, please visit the Australian Department of Home Affairs – Citizenship ceremony page-external site.

You can also call the Citizenship Information Line on 131 881.

If you have been invited to a citizenship ceremony hosted by the City of Boroondara, please contact us at [email protected] or call (03) 9278 4444.

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