The Prime Minister announced on 18 March that all non-essential indoor events of 100+ people will be cancelled until further notice. Council citizenship ceremonies are suspended as of 18 March 2020. The Department of Home Affairs will contact candidates when their ceremonies can safely be re-scheduled. 

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.


2020 Citizenship Ceremony Dates

  • Sunday 26 January 2020
  • Thursday 20 February 2020
  • Thursday 12 March 2020

Council citizenship ceremonies are suspended as of 18 March 2020. 

  • Wednesday 18 March 2020
  • Wednesday 22 April 2020
  • Thursday 30 April 2020
  • Wednesday 6 May 2020
  • Thursday 11 June 2020
  • Wednesday 15 July 2020
  • Thursday 23 July 2020
  • Wednesday 5 August 2020
  • Thursday 3 September 2020
  • Thursday 19 November 2020