Citizenship

The City of Melville conducts citizenship ceremonies, officiated by His Worship the Mayor, Russell Aubrey.

How to Become an Australian Citizen

Applications must be made through the Department of Home Affairs, which can be done online.

To contact the Department by phone please call 131 881.

Upcoming Citizenship Dates

Thursday, 15 March 2018 at 6:00pm
Thursday, 17 May 2018 at 6:00pm

Outline of the Application Process

After applying for Australian Citizenship approved candidates will receive notification from the Department of Home Affairs.

Invitations for ceremonies will be sent to approved candidates approximately six weeks prior to the ceremony providing all details for the event.

All new citizens are officiated by His Worship the Mayor, Russell Aubrey. Approved candidates will make either an Oath Pledge or an Affirmation Pledge for Citizenship depending on the choice made when completing the application for Citizenship and the receive their Certificate of Citizenship. This Certificate will become your legal proof of Australian citizenship.

You will also be able to complete an electoral enrolment form which registers you on the electoral roll and allows you to vote.

The Ceremony

Invitations for citizenship ceremonies, providing all details for the event, will be emailed out about one month prior to the ceremony date.

Ceremonies are held at the Civic Centre regularly, usually every two months, however this may change due to special circumstances.

When you arrive, you must bring either a current driver’s license or passport for identification.

All new citizens are officiated by His Worship the Mayor, Russell Aubrey and each person is required to make either an Oath Pledge or an Affirmation Pledge for Citizenship, depending on the choice made when completing the application.

You will then receive your Certificate of Citizenship (provided by the Department of Home Affairs), your legal proof of Australian citizenship which allows you to apply to vote and for an Australian passport.

To enrol contact the Australian Electoral Commission.

For passport enquiries contact the Australian Passport Office.

For Australian citizenship visit the Australian Government’s website.

Australia Day Citizenship and Awards Ceremony

Every Australia Day (January 26) the City of Melville hosts a special citizenship and awards ceremony and barbeque breakfast in partnership with the Lions Club of Bull Creek.

This event is free for the community and held at John Creaney Park in Bull Creek on the morning of Australia Day.

For more details about how to nominate visit Australia Day Awards.

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