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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

City of Gold Coast is proceeding with small in-person Australian citizenship ceremonies at this time under a COVID-19 Safe checklist and venue plan.

City of Gold Coast will continue to work alongside state and federal health authorities and the Department of Home Affairs to ensure that ceremonies proceed in accordance with any health guidelines or restrictions.

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 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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