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Citizenship

To become an Australian citizen, an application must first be lodged with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. Application forms are available on-line at http://www.citizenship.gov.au/. Successful applicants will be notified by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection of the outcome of their application.  

The final step in the journey to become an Australian citizen, for most people, is to make the Pledge of Commitment at a citizenship ceremony. Citizenship ceremonies are special events. They fulfill requirements under Australian citizenship law. They also provide an important opportunity to officially welcome new citizens as full members of the Australian community. They are often an emotional experience for the new citizen, as well as their host and guests.

The City of Mitcham holds four ceremonies a year in January, April, July and September. Invitations to a ceremony are sent approximately four weeks prior by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, and selection of applicants for a ceremony is based on the date of approval of  applications and the amount of space available for conferees at the venue. Usually ceremonies are presided over by the Mayor. Requests for urgent ceremonies need to be forwarded to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. 

Australian Citizenship Applications and enquiries should be directed to:

Department of Immigration and Border Protection
Level 3,
70 Franklin Street,
Adelaide SA 5000

Postal address:
Department of Immigration and Border Protection
GPO Box 2399
Adelaide SA 5001

Tel. 131 880 (local call fee)
Fax: 08 7421 7653

Email: Adelaide.citizenship@immi.gov.au

Web site: http://www.citizenship.gov.au/

For information about passports please call the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade on 131 232.

A special Citizenship Ceremony is held by the City of Mitcham every year to celebrate Australia Day. All residents of Mitcham are invited to attend this special day and to enjoy the free entertainment.

Upcoming Citizenship Ceremonies event details are as below:

Event Date: 20 August 2014, 7 pm Mitcham Cultural Village, 103 Princes Road, Mitcham.

Event Date: 17 September 2014, 7 pm at  Mitcham Cultural Village, 103 Princes Road, Mitcham.

Event Date: 26 January 2015, 9am (venue to be advised).

For further information about the Australia Day celebrations, please contact the Citizenship Coordinator on 8372 8888 or email mitcham@mitchamcouncil.sa.gov.au

 

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City of Mitcham -ABN 92 180 069 793
131 Belair Road, Torrens Park SA 5062
T: +61 8 8372 8888 | F: +61 8 83728101
E: mitcham@mitchamcouncil.sa.gov.au
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