Citizenship Ceremonies

Livingstone Shire Council conducts Citizenship Ceremonies monthly for residents of the Livingstone Local Government Area wishing to become Australian citizens.

Becoming an Australian Citizen is an important step of the immigration process, and it’s a wonderful occasion in which we formally welcome people into our community and invite them to stay on to enjoy the great Australian lifestyle. 

Applying for Citizenship

Information on applying for Australian Citizenship is available by contacting the Department of Home Affairs on 131880.

Prior to being eligible to take part in a Citizenship Ceremony, you must have completed your application process with the Department of Home Affairs and have received your letter of approval from the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship.

Citizenship Ceremony

Council receives candidate lists approximately every four weeks detailing those candidates who have received Citizenship approval and are eligible to attend a Ceremony.

Candidates are notified of their Ceremony date by letter approximately four-six weeks prior to the Ceremony.

Ceremonies are conducted by the Mayor under delegated authority from the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship.

The Ceremony consists of:

  • Reading of the Minister’s Message
  • Mayor’s Welcome
  • Citizenship Preamble
  • Pledges
  • Presentation of Citizenship Certificates
  • Affirmation by an Australian citizen
  • The Australian National Anthem