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Citizenship ceremonies in the ACT

You'll become an Australian citizen at a citizenship ceremony. Learn when you'll get an invitation and what happens at the ceremony.

Your invitation

You will be invited to a citizenship ceremony 3 to 6 months after your application for citizenship is approved.

Attending your citizenship ceremony is the last step to become an Australian citizen.

You will get an invitation by email or post about 2 to 3 weeks before the ceremony. The invitation will include:

  • date and venue for your ceremony
  • what time you should arrive
  • how many guests you can bring
  • documents you must bring with you.

If you cannot attend

If you cannot attend your citizenship ceremony, you can contact the Office for Multicultural Affairs.

The Department of Home Affairs will contact you with a new date for your ceremony.

You may have to wait a few months before we send you another invitation.

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Ceremony dates, times and locations


Citizenship ceremonies are usually at National Capital Convention Centre, 31 Constitution Avenue, Canberra ACT 2601.

They are at a different location in April (at Albert Hall) and September (at Floriade).


Date: Tuesday 13 February
Times: 9:30 am, 12:30 pm and 3:45 pm


Date: Thursday 21 March
Times: 9:30 am, 12:30 pm and 3:45 pm


Date: Tuesday 30 April
Times: 9:30 am, 12:30 pm and 3:45 pm
Location: Albert Hall, 100 Commonwealth Avenue, Yarralumla ACT 2601


Date: Thursday 30 May
Times: 9:30 am, 12:30 pm and 3:45 pm


Date: Friday 21 June
Times: 9:30 am, 12:30 pm and 3:45 pm


Date: Wednesday 17 July
Times: 9:30 am, 12:30 pm and 3:45 pm


Date: Thursday 22 August
Times: 9:30 am, 12:30 pm and 3:45 pm


Date: Tuesday 24 September
Times: 10:00 am and 1:00 pm
Location: Floriade, Commonwealth Avenue, Parkes ACT 2601


Date: Tuesday 29 October
Times: 9:30 am, 12:30 pm and 3:45 pm


Date: Friday 22 November
Times: 9:30 am, 12:30 pm and 3:45 pm


Date: Monday 9 December
Times: 9:30 am, 12:30 pm and 3:45 pm

At your ceremony

When you arrive, you will register for the ceremony.

Staff from the ACT Government’s Community Services Directorate will be there to help you and your guest. They will make sure you take your citizenship pledge and receive your citizenship certificate.

During the ceremony

The ceremony lasts from 60 to 90 minutes.

You will make the Australian citizenship pledge of commitment with other people becoming citizens.

After the pledge, you’ll be presented with your Australian citizenship certificate.

You can also get a free digital photograph taken at the ceremony to remember this special occasion.

Your citizenship certificate

Your citizenship certificate is an important legal document. You will need it when you apply for an Australian passport.

If your Citizenship Certificate has mistakes, contact the Department of Home Affairs.

Contact for help

For questions about the Canberra ceremony, contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

Office for Multicultural Affairs


Office for Multicultural Affairs
Community Services Directorate
GPO Box 158
Canberra ACT 2601

Translating and interpreting service

If you have difficulty speaking or understanding English, you can contact us through the free Translating and Interpreter Service.

When you call the service, they will call us for you and interpret your questions.

Call 13 14 50

For all other questions

You must contact the Department of Home Affairs. They can help you understand:

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