Council conducts regular citizenship ceremonies throughout the year.
For those seeking to become Australian citizens, the first step is to contact the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIABP) on 131 880 or to visit their website.
Once an application for citizenship is approved, DIABP will send you and your family members invitations to the next available citizenship ceremony in Yarra. This can take up to six months, depending on the attendance waiting list.
The waiting list to attend a ceremony is managed solely by DIABP and if you would like any additional information about waiting times you will need to contact them directly.
Six citizenship ceremonies are held in Yarra annually, with the first ceremony for the year held each Australia Day (26 January).
Ceremony dates for 2017:
The times listed are the arrival time to identify and seat the candidates before the official proceedings, which will start roughly 30 minutes after.
Location – Collingwood Town Hall - 140 Hoddle St, Abbotsford VIC 3067
- Thursday 26 January – 10:30am (Australia Day) - Photos from ceremony click here
- Thursday 16 March – 6:30pm - Collingwood Town Hall - 140 Hoddle St, Abbotsford
- Thursday 18 May – 6:30pm - Collingwood Town Hall - 140 Hoddle St, Abbotsford
- Thursday 20 July – 6:30pm - Collingwood Town Hall - 140 Hoddle St, Abbotsford
- Thursday 5 October – 6:30pm - Collingwood Town Hall - 140 Hoddle St, Abbotsford
- Thursday 16 November – 6:30pm - Richmond Town Hall - 333 Bridge Road, Richmond
2016 dates and photos
- Photos from all the 2016 ceremonies can be found here
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