Citizenship ceremonies

a citizenship ceremony in a large hall

Becoming an Australian citizen is a major decision involving commitment, responsibility and public recognition. We congratulate citizenship candidates on making their decision to become Australian citizens.  

You will receive a letter of invitation from the Department of Home Affairs, that includes the date, time and place of the ceremony. You cannot choose where and when to attend your ceremony.  

The Department of Home Affairs manages the applications and waitlist for attendance at a Citizenship Ceremony.

Find out more regarding your application or the ceremony waitlist

2024 Ceremonies

The City of Ballarat will hold Citizenship Ceremonies on the dates* below in 2024:

  • Tuesday, 16 July at 2.00pm
  • Friday, 6 September at 2.00pm
  • Tuesday, 3 December at 2.00pm

*Subject to change. All ceremonies will comply with current state COVIDsafe requirements at the time of the ceremony.

Get social!

Tell us what Australian citizenship means to you. Share your citizenship ceremony photos and stories with us using #AustralianCitizenship and @AusHomeAffairs. You can also add an Australian citizenship frame to your profile picture.