Australian citizenship ceremonies

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.

Next Australian Citizenship Ceremony – Thursday 26 January 2023

This ceremony will be held at HOTA, Home of the Arts, Lakeside room. Candidates are able to bring along guests however only one seat will be available for one guest within the theatre. Other guests may watch a live stream from outside the room or on their phones. The link will be live from 3pm:

Ceremony live stream

After the ceremony, candidates and guests are welcome to celebrate Australia Day from 4pm to 8pm, with live entertainment, food trucks and a fireworks finale. For more information visit