The August 2021 citizenship ceremony dates have been cancelled due to the current outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Victoria.
If you were invited to attend one of these citizenship ceremonies the Department of Home Affairs would have advised you of the cancellation. You do not need to take any action, the Department of Home Affairs is working on scheduling another date and will invite you to a new citizenship ceremony when it is safe to do so. For further COVID-19 information visit the Coronavirus Victoria website.
Council conducts citizenship ceremonies throughout the year on behalf of the Department of Home Affairs.
- Council does not handle any aspect of the application process for persons wishing to apply to become an Australian Citizen. For further information, in regards to this process, contact Australian Citizenship Information on 131 880
- Once your application for Australian Citizenship has been approved, the Department of Home Affairs will send/issue candidates correspondence with details of their citizenship ceremony
- For all enquiries regarding approval and attendance to a citizenship ceremony, please contact the Department of Home Affairs by calling 131 881 or visit the Immigration and Citizenship website
City of Whitehorse Citizenship Ceremony Dress Code
Conferees at citizenship ceremonies are encouraged to wear smart, casual attire, or national/traditional/cultural dress which reflects the significance of the occasion.
This Dress Code is a requirement of the Australian Government’s Australian Citizenship Ceremonies Code.
The Presiding Officer will have the discretion to decide for those who do not meet the requirements of the dress code, as to whether they are allowed to make the Pledge of Commitment to become an Australian Citizen.