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 governments 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 attendance of the citizenship ceremonies. Home Affairs issues the City with candidates' names about 6 weeks before a ceremony. The City then emails invitations advising candidates of their ceremony details.
After approval of Australian citizenship, it may take 6 to 12 months for candidates to receive an invitation to attend a citizenship ceremony.
For more information visit the Department of Home Affairs website or contact them on 13 18 80.
Live stream recordings are available for viewing here for 14 days from the date of the ceremonies.