Mornington Peninsula Shire, in conjunction with the Department of Home Affairs, conducts Citizenship Ceremonies for residents who wish to become Australian citizens and have successfully completed an application. Once approved by the Department of Home Affairs 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. During restrictions they have also been held online. 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 2022

Wednesday, 26 January 2022 at 2.30pm
Rosebud Memorial Hall, 994 Point Nepean Road, Rosebud - by invitation only

Wednesday, 23 March 2022 at 4.05pm and 4.35pm
Online ceremonies - by invitation only

Wednesday, 25 May 2022 at 6.30pm
The Studio @ PCT, 91 Wilsons Road, Mornington


How to apply for Australian Citizenship

For information about applying for Australian Citizenship, please visit the Australian Citizenship website at 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.