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Citizenship ceremonies

The Launceston City Council conducts Australian Citizenship Ceremonies on behalf of the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC).
THE Council's role is to provide a ceremony where conferees are required to pledge their allegiance to Australia and its laws, and after which they receive their Certificate of Australian Citizenship. The presentation of a Citizenship Certificate is the final step to becoming an Australian Citizen.
Once you have received notification from the Department of Immigration and Citizenship, the Council will include you in the schedule for the next public citizenship ceremony. Ceremonies are held four times a year (approximately every 12 weeks), including Australia Day, and invitations are sent out approximately four to five weeks prior to the ceremony.

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