Australian Citizenship


We are proud to play an important role in officiating and welcoming new citizens to our community.

We host Australian Citizenship Ceremonies approximately every three months (April, July and October) and each Australia Day, 26 January. Ceremonies are normally held on a week day.

Apply for Australian Citizenship

Confirm your eligibility:

If eligible, complete the relevant online application form on the Department’s website.

The Department will provide you with information regarding the Australian Citizenship process and you will be advised by letter from Canberra, when your application has been approved. The Department will notify us of successful applicants.

Councils Role in the Citizenship Process

Once advised by the Department of Home Affairs, we will forward you an invitation to attend our next scheduled ceremony.

If you cannot attend the assigned ceremony, you must advise us in order to be moved to the next date.

We request your certificate from the Department and advise of your ceremony date.

Citizenship certificates are printed in Canberra and sent to us in time for your ceremony.


I have received my approval letter, can I book into a ceremony?

Immigration will send your approval data to us within two weeks of you receiving your letter of approval. We cannot allocate you to a ceremony without the data from immigration.

Once received, we will then allocate you to the very next available ceremony date and following a phone call checking your availability, we will post an invitation to attend that ceremony.

I can’t attend the ceremony I have been invited to, can I reschedule?

Yes. We can move you to the next available ceremony, however you may have to wait up to three months.

I live in another Council, can I have my ceremony at Murray?

Yes. This is at the discretion of the Shire President, in consultation with the Department of Home Affairs.