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Citizenship ceremonies

All applications for Australian citizenship must be made through the Department of Homeland. Residents who have had their applications approved will be invited to attend a citizenship ceremony.

All ceremonies are held at Cardinia Cultural Centre in Pakenham. 

Date Time
Sunday 26 January 2020 11am
Thursday 27 February 2020 7pm

Thursday 19 March 2020 - CANCELLED

  • Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and
    in line with public health advice, this ceremony will not go ahead.
  • We are looking to reschedule it to a later date.
  • All attendees will be notified by the Department of Home Affairs.  
Thursday 23 April 2020 7pm
Wednesday 10 June 2020 7pm
Thursday 23 July 2020 7pm
Thursday 27 August 2020 7pm
Thursday 17 September 2020 7pm
Tuesday 24 November 2020 7pm

All questions about costs, how to apply and the progress of applications for Australian citizenship should be directed to the Department of Homeland.

Phone 13 18 80 or visit the Australian Government Citizenship website.

Once your application has been approved you will be invited to attend a citizenship ceremony.

Invitations are generally sent three weeks prior to the ceremony by the Department of Homeland. Ceremonies are held at the Cardinia Cultural Centre, Lakeside Boulevard, Pakenham, starting at 7pm. Please arrive 30 minutes earlier for registration.

If you are unable to attend, an invitation will be sent for the following ceremony. Families and friends are encouraged to come along.

  • Photo ID (like driver's licence, learner's permit or passport). If you do not have photo ID, you can not take part in the ceremony.
  • Your invitation letter from the Department of Homeland

If you wish to make your oath on a book that relates to your religious beliefs, please bring that book to the ceremony.