The final step in becoming an Australian citizen is to make a Pledge of Commitment at a citizenship ceremony.
After successfully applying for Australian citizenship with the Department of Home Affairs, candidates are invited to make their pledge at a citizenship ceremony organised by their local council.
Frequently asked questions
How do I apply for citizenship?
The Department of Home Affairs facilitates the citizenship application process. If you have any questions about becoming an Australian citizen, please visit the Department of Home Affairs website or call 131 880.
I’ve received my letter of approval and am now just awaiting a ceremony. When can I attend and how will I be notified?
Congratulations on your approval to become an Australian citizen!
The average wait time from the date you received your approval letter and the time of attending a ceremony is 3 to 6 months. More information is available at Citizenship processing times.
The Department of Home Affairs manages all citizenship ceremony placements, therefore we are not able to advise which ceremony date you will be placed in.
The below ceremony dates have been confirmed. If you have been invited to attend one of these ceremonies, you will receive a formal invitation by email, 4 to 6 weeks before the ceremony date.
Friday 26 January 2024
Monday 5 February 2024
Monday 15 April 2024
Tuesday 17 September 2024.
How will I receive my invitation to attend a ceremony?
You will receive an email invitation approximately 4 to 6 weeks before your ceremony. Please reply to this as per the instructions on your email.
If an email was not provided to the Department of Home Affairs during your application, you will be contacted by any other information that you had provided.