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Applications for citizenship

All applications for Citizenship must be made through the Department of Home Affairs or by phoning 131 880.

The Department of Home Affairs will send you a letter of approval and then forward your details to us so that we can invite you to attend an Australian Citizenship Ceremony.  Information regarding the process and timelines of your application are only available through the Department of Home Affairs.  We are happy to answer any ceremony-related questions you may have.

The ceremony

  • Our citizenship ceremonies take place on the first Monday and Tuesday of each month.
  • There is no ceremony in December and our January ceremony takes place on 26 January, Australia Day. 
  • When we receive your information from the Department of Home Affairs we will place you on the next available ceremony.
  • Citizenship ceremonies are limited to approximately 55 applicants per ceremony.
  • The wait for a ceremony is between three and five months.
  • Your letter of invitation will be sent at least six weeks before the ceremony date.
  • 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.
  • All citizenship ceremonies are held at the City of Rockingham Administration Building in the Reception Room.
  • Private ceremonies are only offered for people with extenuating circumstances and are assessed with each application.
  • If you need to change any of your personal information, please contact the Department of Home Affairs on 131 880. 

Citizenship ceremony dates 2019

  • Monday 8 April 2019 (Full)
  • Monday 6 May 2019 (Full)
  • Tuesday 7 May 2018 (Full)
  • Tuesday 4 June 2019 (Full)
  • Monday 1 July 2019 (Full)
  • Monday 5 August 2019
  • Tuesday 6 August 2019
  • Monday 2 September 2019
  • Tuesday 3 September 2019
  • Monday 7 October 2019
  • Monday 4 November 2019
  • No scheduled ceremony for December 2019

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