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Citizenship

Requests for Citizenship must be made by contacting the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. You can contact the Department in person at Pella House 40 Cavenagh Street Darwin or through the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website »

Once the application process has been completed and approved, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection will contact Council to arrange a Citizenship Ceremony on its behalf. The ceremony can be either a public or private ceremony where applicants stand before the Litchfield Council Mayor, swear an oath or Affirmation of Allegiance and receive their citizenship certificate.

Becoming a citizen in such a ceremony is a very important step in the process of becoming an Australian citizen. It is an opportunity for you to declare your allegiance to Australia and for the local community to welcome you on behalf of all Australians.

Please note that Council only hosts the ceremonies.