Citizenship

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Australian Citizenship ceremonies are held at the Shire for residents who wish to become Australian citizens. Citizenship ceremonies have an important symbolic role because they formally welcome new citizens from many cultures into the Australian family.

The ceremony is a formal part of the citizenship process with a person becoming an Australian citizen on the date he or she attends the citizenship ceremony and makes the Pledge of Commitment to Australia.

For information on applying for Australian Citizenship visit www.citizenship.gov.au  or ring Australian Government, Department of Immigration and Citizenship line on 131 880.

FAQs

When are Citizenship Ceremonies held?
Each year we hold Citizenship Ceremonies on Australia Day, 26th January, and Australian Citizenship Day, 17th September.

Other Ceremony dates are added as needed.

Check our Event Calendar to see if there is an upcoming Citizenship Ceremony.
I have received my letter of approval. When will I receive an invitation to a ceremony?
The Shire of East Pilbara will contact you and send an email invitation to all eligible candidates approximately 4-6 weeks propr to the next ceremony date.

Please make sure you check your Junk folder.
Is there a photographer at the ceremony?
Yes, we will provide a photographer. Your family and friends are still welcome to take photos if they like.
Where can I find more information about my Citizen application?
If you require further information regarding your Citizenship application, please contact the Department of Home Affairs on 131 880, email perth.citizenship@homeaffairs.gov.au or visit the Australian Citizenship website.
Where can I find more information about the Citizenship ceremony?
Please contact our Shire staff on (08) 9175 8000 or email admin@eastpilbara.wa.gov.au

Please be aware Shire staff can only provide information about local Citizenships Ceremonies and not specific advice on becoming an Australian Citizen.