Citizenship ceremonies

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.

Awaiting a ceremony

The Department of Home Affairs manages all citizen ceremony placements.

You will be invited to a ceremony roughly three to six months after your citizenship application is approved.

We will send you an invitation four weeks before your ceremony date.

If you have any questions about when your ceremony will be held, please contact the Department of Home Affairs on 131 880.

If you have received an invitation and have questions, or if you can't attend the ceremony, please call us on 07 3412 3412 or email us at

Becoming an Australian citizen

If you have questions about becoming an Australian citizen, please visit the Department of Home Affairs website or call 131 880.