Citizenship

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Devonport City Council takes great pride in welcoming people from around the world who become Australian citizens.

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection oversees citizenship applications.  Please refer to the Department's website for information around eligibility and how to apply.

Citizenship Ceremonies

The presentation of a Citizenship Certificate is the final step to becoming an Australian Citizen.

Devonport City Council conducts Australian Citizenship Ceremonies on behalf of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

Council's role is to provide a ceremony where conferees are required to pledge their allegiance to Australia and its laws, after which they receive their Certificate of Australian Citizenship.

Once you have received approval notification from the Department, the Council will include you in the schedule for the next public Citizenship Ceremony.  Ceremonies are held four times a year, on:

  • Friday, 30 June 2017
  • Thursday, 28 September 2017
  • Thursday, 25 January 2018
  • Wednesday, 21 March 2018

The official ceremony takes about 30 minutes and is followed by a short welcome reception for new citizens, their families and guests.  An electoral form is also completed at the ceremony, so that the names of new citizens can be added to the Electoral Roll.

Please contact our Community Development & Volunteer Coordinator, Charmane Hardy on 03 6424 0511 or email council@devonport.tas.gov.au for more information.