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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 2024 are as follows:

  • Friday 26 January: 8.00am - McIndoe Park, Leongatha
  • Wednesday 17 April: 6.00pm - Memorial Hall, Leongatha
  • Wednesday 17 July: 6.00pm - Memorial Hall, Leongatha
  • Wednesday 23 October: 6.00pm - Memorial Hall, Leongatha

Majority of ceremonies are held at the Council Chamber, Michael Place, Leongatha, Victoria and presided by the Mayor.
For additional information regarding Citizenship Ceremonies held in South Gippsland, please call 03 5662 9200 or email council@southgippsland.vic.gov.au