Citizenship

Mornington Peninsula Shire, with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP), conducts Citizenship Ceremonies for residents who wish to become Australian citizens and have successfully completed an application. Once approved by DIBP you will be invited to a ceremony generally within three to six months. Invitations are sent approximately four weeks before the ceremony.

These ceremonies are usually held at the Peninsula Community Theatre in Mornington and at the Rosebud Memorial Hall on Australia Day. Ceremonies are conducted approximately every two months. In attendance at these ceremonies are the Mayor and Councillors of the Mornington Peninsula Shire, members of Parliament (if available), and representatives of the Australian Electoral Commission, guest speakers and Shire officers.

Ceremony dates for 2017

Thursday, 26 January at 2.30pm (ceremony full)
Rosebud Memorial Hall, 994 Point Nepean Road, Rosebud 

Wednesday, 15 March at 6.30pm
Peninsula Community Theatre, cnr Wilsons Road and Nepean Highway, Mornington 

Wednesday, 17 May at 6.30pm
Peninsula Community Theatre, cnr Wilsons Road and Nepean Highway, Mornington

Wednesday, 19 July at 6.30pm
Peninsula Community Theatre, cnr Wilsons Road and Nepean Highway, Mornington

Wednesday, 13 September at 6.30pm
Peninsula Community Theatre, cnr Wilsons Road and Nepean Highway, Mornington

Wednesday, 22 November at 6.30pm
Peninsula Community Theatre, cnr Wilsons Road and Nepean Highway, Mornington

How to apply for Australian Citizenship

For information about applying for Australian Citizenship, please visit the Australian Citizenship website at www.border.gov.au/citizenship or contact the Citizenship Information Line on 131 880 Monday to Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm.

Contact us

If you have any questions regarding your Citizenship Ceremony, please contact our Governance Officer on 5950 1439 or any of our Customer Service Centres.