Australian Citizenship ceremonies

Citizenship ceremonies fulfil the legal requirements for citizenship prescribed by the Australian Citizenship Act 2007 and the Australian Citizenship Regulations 2007.

Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) update

City of Gold Coast is currently holding in-person Australian citizenship ceremonies, which are undertaken with a COVID-19 Safe checklist and venue plan. For questions about your citizenship application, please contact the Department of Home Affairs.

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 manage and allocate who attends the citizenship ceremonies. Home Affairs issues candidates' names about 6 weeks before a ceremony. The City then posts invitations advising candidates of their ceremony details.

It can take 3-6 months to attend a citizenship ceremony after being approved for Australian citizenship.

For more information contact the Department of Home Affairs on 13 18 80. They can help with citizenship enquiries, including ceremony dates.