The decision to become an Australian citizen is a very personal one, and is warmly welcomed by all Australians.

Citizenship shows commitment to Australia, its values, freedoms, responsibilities and protections. Australians are a diverse people brought together by our shared belief in the democratic process, respect for the rights and liberties of other Australians and a commitment to uphold and obey Australian laws.

Here in the Whitsundays, we boast a multicultural society, not only because of the many tourists that explore our pocket of paradise, but also due to the number of immigrants that have chosen to make this region their home.

Applications for citizenship can be lodged electronically with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. 
The dates for Citizenship Ceremonies are based on the Federal Parliament calendar and are held across the region up to four times a year. On Australia Day, the larger ceremonies are held with attendees keen to make the citizenship pledge on 26 January.

Once your application for citizenship has been approved by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, Council will be contacted to notify you of the nominated date and location of your ceremony.

Ceremony Dates
26 January 2019
23 May 2019
17 September 2019
26 January 2020
For further information regarding Citizenship Ceremonies, please contact Council's Community Development Services on 1300 WRC QLD (1300 972 753) or email
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