The official ceremony takes about 45-60 minutes and is then followed by a short welcome reception for new citizens, their family and their guests. An electoral form is also completed at the ceremony, so that the names of new citizens can be added to the Electoral Roll.
The Council may be able to arrange a private ceremony at the Town Hall when citizenship is required urgently or when a private ceremony is specifically requested by the recipient. However the recipient must provide a valid reason why a public ceremony is not appropriate. A private ceremony is held on a date and time mutually convenient to the recipient and the Mayor
For more information or to arrange a private ceremony, please call the Council's Civic Affairs Coordinator on 03 6323 3142 or send an email.