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Following COVID-19 restrictions, Council offices will re-open from 10.00am to 2.00pm Monday to Friday. Telephone, email and website inquiries are available from 8.30am to 5.00pm.

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Citizenship Ceremonies

The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) is responsible for all matters relating to Australian Citizenship.

If you are interested in becoming an Australian citizen, or would like to find out if you are eligible, please phone the 13 18 80 or visit the DHA website.  Once your Application for Australian Citizenship has been submitted, DHA are responsible for letting you know if your application has been successfully approved.

Once approved, your name will be added to a Citizenship Ceremony waiting list and Council will be informed.  

DHA will send you a letter of invitation which will comprehensively outline all the information you will need for your attendance at the ceremony.

Citizenship Ceremonies scheduled for 2021 are as follows

  • Tuesday 26 January: 8.30am - McIndoe Park, Leongatha
  • Wednesday 7 April: 6.00pm - Council Chambers, Leongatha
  • Wednesday 7 July: 6.00pm - Memorial Hall, Leongatha
  • Wednesday 15 September: 6.00pm - Coal Creek, Korumburra  Postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions

Majority of ceremonies are held at the Council Chamber, Michael Place, Leongatha, Victoria and presided by the Chief Administrator.

For additional information regarding Citizenship Ceremonies held in South Gippsland, please call 03 5662 9200 or email council@southgippsland.vic.gov.au