Citizenship

Australian Citizenship symbolises our unity as a nation. It represents commitment to Australia and its people, the values we share and our common future.

It also symbolises the sense of belonging to the country where we have been born or where we have decided to make our home.

Choosing to become an Australian citizen is a very important expression of commitment to being part of Australia's future. Greater Shepparton City Council also places high importance on Australian Citizenship and hosts ceremonies approximately every three months throughout the year, in particular on days of significance to Australia including:

  • Australia Day on 26 January
  • Australian Citizenship Day on 17 September

Eligibility

Please refer to the Department of Home Affairs website for eligibility requirements.

Applying for Citizenship

The role of Local Government is to confer Australian Citizenship once the application is approved by the Department of Home Affairs. 

To make an application please contact the Department of Home Affairs.

Australian Citizenship Ceremonies

Citizenship ceremonies are warm, friendly events where you celebrate becoming an Australian citizen. You might want to invite your family and friends to be part of this important step you are taking, and to celebrate your citizenship with you.

Citizenship Ceremony dates for 2023

  • Thursday 31 August 2023
    Ceremony - 10.00am
    (Registration 9.15am – 9.50am)
  • Friday 22 September 2023
    Ceremony - 10.00am
    (Registration 9.15am – 9.50am)
  • Friday 24 November 2023
    Ceremony - 10.00am
    (Registration 9.15am – 9.50am)

* Please note that ceremony dates are subject to change and confirmed with the Department of Home Affairs four weeks prior to each ceremony.

Venue

Riverlinks Eastbank, Function Rooms
70 Welsford Street, Shepparton


You can find more information from the Department of Home Affairs

For any questions you have about ceremony allocations or your citizenship status, please contact the Department of Home Affairs on 131 881.