Citizenship information

Becoming an Australian citizen is one of the most important decisions you can make. Local governments have an important role to play in ensuring that citizenship ceremonies are a meaningful experience for people who have chosen to make Australia their home.

Applying for citizenship

Enquiries regarding Australian citizenship, applications and approval should be directed to the Department of Home Affairs. The department is open 8.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday and can be contacted directly on 131 880.

Attending a ceremony

Brisbane City Council conducts citizenship ceremonies throughout the year. The Department of Home Affairs allocate new citizens to a ceremony and then invitations are distributed by Brisbane City Council, via mail and email.

Upcoming ceremonies

A citizenship ceremony will be held on:

  • Monday 13 March 2023
  • Monday 17 April 2023
  • Monday 22 May 2023
  • Monday 17 July 2023
  • Monday 7 August 2023
  • Monday 11 September 2023
  • Monday 9 October 2023
  • Monday 30 October 2023
  • Wednesday 22 November 2023
  • Wednesday 13 December 2023.

Approximately 600 candidates attend each citizenship ceremony. Upon arrival at the ceremony, guests will be directed to separate seating from those receiving citizenship. 

More information

For more information on citizenship ceremonies, visit the Department of Home Affairs website.

Last updated: 19 October 2023

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