Citizenship Ceremonies

Citizenship Ceremonies

Every year, Council welcomes hundreds of Townsville residents as new Australian citizens. Council runs Citizenship Ceremonies on behalf of the Department of Home Affairs.

Citizenship Ceremonies are held monthly throughout the year at the Council Chambers to formally welcome new citizens.

For more information or to apply for Australian Citizenship

Attending your Citizenship Ceremony

You will be eligible to attend a citizenship ceremony when you have:

  • completed your application process with the Department of Home Affairs
  • received your letter of approval from the Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs.

To become an Australian citizen, you will need to attend a citizenship ceremony and make the pledge.

A Citizenship Ceremony consists of:

  • reading the Minister’s message
  • Mayor’s welcome
  • Citizenship preamble
  • Citizenship pledges
  • the Australian National anthem
  • presentation of citizenship certificates
  • a light afternoon tea.