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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.
The City of Ballarat will hold Citizenship Ceremonies on the dates* below in 2023:
- Thursday, 26 January (Australia Day) at 10:30am
- Thursday, 16 March at 5pm
- Thursday, 11 May at 2pm
- Thursday, 27 July at 2pm
- September - TBC
- Thursday, 23 November at 2pm
*Subject to change.
All ceremonies will comply with current state COVIDsafe requirements at the time of the ceremony.
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.