Citizenship ceremonies

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Department is delivering online citizenship ceremonies via secure video-link to enable those applicants who are already approved to continue to become Australian citizens.

Online ceremonies will be with the presiding officer and generally a single conferee, or a household group if they reside at the same location, and are shorter than traditional in-person ceremonies while still ensuring legal requirements are met. Ceremonies performed online continue to include integrity measures, such as identity checks.

Following the easing of COVID-19 restrictions across a number of jurisdictions, in-person citizenship ceremonies recommenced from June 2020. These ceremonies must comply with current state or territory directives on the limits on small gatherings, and meet COVIDSafe requirements.

Individuals will be contacted directly and invited to attend an online citizenship ceremony or an in-person ceremony. There is no need to contact the Department or your local council about your ceremony.

Generally, conferees have 12 months from their notice of approval to attend a ceremony and make the pledge of commitment, however, during the COVID-19 period, citizenship approval will not be cancelled if a conferee cannot attend a ceremony within this 12 month period. 

Applying for citizenship

New applications for Australian citizenship are being accepted.

Processing continues on all applications for Australian citizenship that have already been lodged with the Department.

In-person citizenship appointments and tests are resuming across states and territories in accordance with health guidelines. In-person citizenship appointments and tests normally conducted by Services Australia have resumed in some regional locations.

Eligible individuals will be contacted and invited to attend a citizenship appointment or test. There is no need to contact the Department about your citizenship appointment or test.

Currently, in-person citizenship appointments are available at:

  • Department of Home Affairs office, Adelaide SA
  • Department of Home Affairs office, Brisbane QLD
  • Department of Home Affairs office, Canberra ACT
  • Department of Home Affairs office, Cairns QLD
  • Department of Home Affairs office, Darwin NT
  • Department of Home Affairs office, Hobart TAS
  • Department of Home Affairs office, Parramatta NSW
  • Department of Home Affairs office, Perth WA
  • Department of Home Affairs office, Sydney NSW
  • Services Australia office, Albany WA
  • Services Australia office, Albury NSW
  • Services Australia office, Alice Springs NT
  • Services Australia office, Broome WA
  • Services Australia office, Bunbury WA
  • Services Australia office, Bundaberg QLD
  • Services Australia office, Coffs Harbour NSW
  • Services Australia office, Corrimal NSW
  • Services Australia office, Geraldton WA
  • Services Australia office, Griffith NSW
  • Services Australia office, Kalgoorlie WA
  • Services Australia office, Karratha WA
  • Services Australia office, Kawana Waters QLD
  • Services Australia office, Launceston TAS
  • Services Australia office, Mackay QLD
  • Services Australia office, Mount Isa QLD
  • Services Australia office, Newcastle NSW
  • Services Australia office, Orange NSW
  • Services Australia office, Port Augusta SA
  • Services Australia office, Port Macquarie NSW
  • Services Australia office, Rockhampton QLD
  • Services Australia office, South Hedland WA
  • Services Australia office, Tamworth NSW
  • Services Australia office, Toowoomba QLD
  • Services Australia office, Townsville QLD
  • Services Australia office, Tweed Heads NSW
  • Services Australia office, Wagga Wagga NSW