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Australian citizenship ceremonies

Council conducts citizenship ceremonies on behalf of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP).

Council runs citizenship ceremonies on behalf of the Department of Home Affairs.

Around 2000–2300 Sunshine Coast residents become Australian citizens every year. 

Citizenship Ceremonies for 2024 will be held on:

  • Friday, 26 January 2024
  • Tuesday, 23 April 2024
  • Friday, 5 July 2024
  • Monday, 16 September 2024
  • Thursday, 7 November 2024.

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 of Immigration and Border Protection.

Contact the Department of Home Affairs for your ceremony details on 131 881 or [email protected]

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.

Frequently asked questions