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Australian citizenship ceremonies conducted by City of Gold Coast

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

Due to current restrictions on public gatherings announced by the Australian Prime Minister together with the ‘Home Confinement Direction’ issued by the Chief Health Officer, the City of Gold Coast is unable to proceed with any Australian Citizenship Ceremonies at this time.

The City of Gold Coast will continue to work alongside State and Federal Health Authorities and the Department of Home Affairs to ensure that ceremonies commence when possible, and in accordance with any health guidelines or restrictions.

The Department of Home Affairs is currently investigating holding online citizenship ceremonies and will provide further advice.

For any questions on 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 regularly throughout the year. The Department of Home Affairs manage and allocate who attends which citizenship ceremonies. Approximately six weeks before a ceremony The Department of Home Affairs issues the City of Gold Coast with the names of approved candidates. City of Gold Coast will then post out invitations to candidates advising them of their ceremony details.

It can take between three and six months after candidates receive their letter advising they had been approved for Australian citizenship before they will attend a citizenship ceremony.

Contact the Department of Home Affairs on 13 18 80 for citizenship enquiries, including when an approved candidate will be scheduled to attend a ceremony.

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