Australian Citizenship symbolises our unity as a nation. It represents commitment to Australia and its people, the values we share and our common future. It also symbolises the sense of belonging to the country we have been born or where we have decided to make our home.
Choosing to become an Australian citizen is a very important expression of commitment to being part of Australia's future and Glenelg Shire Council places a high importance on Australian Citizenship and hosts ceremonies approximately 4 times a year or as required on behalf of the Federal Government.
So, if you are a permanent resident and you have lived in Australia for two or more years, you may be eligible to apply for citizenship
All applications for Australian Citizenship are processed by the Department of Home Affairs. Further information on how to apply for Australian Citizenship is available from the Australian Citizenship website using the links on the right.
Please note that Council has no involvement in approving your application.
The role of Council is to confer Australian Citizenship once the application is approved by the Department of Home Affairs.
Citizenship ceremonies are warm, friendly events where you celebrate becoming an Australian citizen. You might want to invite a small number of your family and friends (up to 5 per candidate) to be part of this important step you are taking, and to celebrate your Citizenship with you.
You can visit the citizenship section of the website here.
You can contact the department by phone on 131 881