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Citizenship Ceremonies

Becoming an Australian Citizen is a very important milestone for many people. Wellington Shire Council aims to make this a very special and memorable occasion for all new citizens.



All applications and enquiries are handled by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. They can be contacted on 131 881 or by visiting their website

Once your application has been approved, you will receive a letter from the Department of Immigration and Citizenship. Your Australian Citizenship Certificate will be forwarded to Wellington Shire Council and we will invite you to attend the next Citizenship ceremony.


The Ceremony

The Ceremony is conducted by the Mayor where you will be presented with your Australian Certificate of Citizenship. At the conclusion, refreshments will be served to celebrate the new citizenship of all candidates. Family and friends are welcome to attend these ceremonies.


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