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Applications for citizenship

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) deals with all citizenship applications.  Phone 131 880.

The City receives your information from DIBP two weeks after you receive your letter of approval.  Information regarding the process and timelines of your application is only available from DIBP.  The City of Rockingham can assist you with any ceremony-related queries.

The ceremony

  • The City of Rockingham holds citizenship ceremonies generally on the first Monday and Tuesday of each month, except January and December. The January ceremony is held on Australia Day. There is no ceremony in December.
  • When the City of Rockingham receives your information from DIBP a place will be allocated to you to attend the next available ceremony.
  • The citizenship ceremonies are currently limited to approximately 60 applicants per ceremony.
  • The current wait for a ceremony is between two and four months.
  • Invitations to the ceremonies are sent out at least four weeks prior to the allocated ceremony with further details.
  • Dress code for the ceremonies is smart.
  • Photo ID must be presented for registration.
  • The Mayor conducts citizenship ceremonies and presents the applicants with their certificate and a gift.
  • Private ceremonies with the Mayor are only granted in special circumstances. A request to be considered for an Urgent Citizenship Ceremony form must be completed.  DIBP will consider the request on a case-by-case basis.  Enquiries regarding a private ceremony can be made through the Governance and Councillor Support Team on 9527 0714.
  • All normal citizenship ceremonies are held at the City of Rockingham Reception Room.

Citizenship ceremony dates 2018

  • Friday 26 January at 8.30am - Australia Day
  • Monday 5 February at 5.30pm
  • Tuesday 6 February at 5.30pm
  • Tuesday 6 March at 5.30pm
  • Tuesday 3 April at 5.30pm
  • Monday 7 May at 5.30pm
  • No Ceremony in June
  • Monday 2 July at 5.30pm
  • Monday 6 August at 5.30pm
  • Tuesday 7 August at 5.30pm
  • Monday 3 September at 5.30pm
  • Monday 1 October at 5.30pm
  • Monday 5 November at 5.30pm
  • No Ceremony in December

For more information regarding the City of Rockingham's citizenship ceremonies please phone the Governance and Councillor Support team on 9528 0333.

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