Citizenship ceremonies fulfil the legal requirements for citizenship prescribed by the Australian Citizenship Act 2007 and the Australian Citizenship Regulations 2007.
The citizenship ceremony is the final step in becoming an Australian citizen. Local councils conduct most citizenship ceremonies on behalf of the Department of Home Affairs.
City of Gold Coast holds citizenship ceremonies throughout the year. The Department of Home Affairs manages and allocates who attends the citizenship ceremonies. Home Affairs issues the City with candidates' names about 6 weeks before a ceremony. The City then posts invitations advising candidates of their ceremony details.
It can take 6 to 12 months to attend a citizenship ceremony after being approved for Australian citizenship.
For more information visit the Department of Home Affairs website or contact them on 13 18 80.
Due to the large number of people receiving their citizenship, candidates are only permitted to bring one guest to the ceremony held at HOTA, Home of the Arts. A live stream will be available for guests on 14 September and will remain available to view until Wednesday 28 September.
9am ceremony live stream
12pm ceremony live stream
3pm ceremony live stream