The Mornington Peninsula Shire Council, in conjunction with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP), conducts Citizenship Ceremonies for residents within our Municipality 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 3-6 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 2 months. In attendance at these ceremonies are the Mayor and Councillors of the Mornington Peninsula Shire, members of Parliament (if available), representatives of the Australian Electoral Commission, Guest Speakers and Council officers.
CEREMONY DATES FOR 2015
Monday, 26 January at 2.30pm (Full)
Thursday, 19 March at 6.30pm
Thursday, 14 May at 6.30pm
Thursday, 16 July at 6.30pm
Thursday, 10 September at 6.30pm
Thursday, 19 November at 6.30pm
How to Apply for Australian Citizenship
For all information on applying for Australian Citizenship, please visit the Australian Citizenship website at www.citizenship.gov.au or contact the Citizenship Information Line on 131 880 Monday to Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm.
If you have any questions regarding your Citizenship Ceremony, please contact Linda Yorke, Governance Support Officer on 5950 1439 or any of our Customer Service Centres.
For more information view our Australian Citizenship.pdf (61KB) Fact File.