Citizenship ceremonies

You will be contacted directly and invited to a citizenship ceremony. There is no need to contact the Department or your local council about your ceremony. These ceremonies comply with current state or territory directives on the limits on small gatherings, and COVIDSafe requirements.

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, there are circumstances where citizenship approval may not be cancelled if an applicant 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 have resumed across states and territories in accordance with health guidelines and local restrictions. In-person citizenship appointments and tests normally conducted by Services Australia have resumed in all regional locations except Victoria.

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, Hobart TAS
  • Department of Home Affairs office, Melbourne VIC
  • 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, Casuarina NT
  • Services Australia office, Coffs Harbour NSW
  • Services Australia office, Corrimal NSW
  • Services Australia office, Darwin NT
  • 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, Palmerston NT
  • 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

Citizenship appointments may be affected by local COVID-19 risks and restrictions. In this circumstance, appointments may be cancelled, potentially at short notice, and rescheduled when it is safe to do so. The Department will notify clients directly with appointments which are impacted by changes in local COVID-19 risks and restrictions. Ensure your mobile phone and email contact details are up to date on ImmiAccount.