Citizenship Ceremonies

The City of Stonnington holds Citizenship Ceremonies throughout the year, welcoming residents to Australia and into the Stonnington municipality.

If you are considering applying for citizenship, forms are available from your local Post Office. If you wish to make an appointment to lodge your application visit the Department for Home Affairs website or call their Hotline on 131 880.

Next Citizenship Ceremony

On 26 January 2019, the Australian Government will mark 70 years since Australian citizenship was introduced into law, creating for the first time a legal status of being uniquely Australian. For 70 years, citizens have been working together to build a strong, united and prosperous Australia.

All citizens commit to Australia and its people, working together to increase the prosperity of our nation. In 2019 we celebrate the diverse stories of our citizens, the values that we share and the history we create together.

Stonnington's next ceremony will be held on Saturday, 26 January 2019 at 10.30am. The venue is the Malvern Town Hall at the corner of Glenferrie Road and High Street, Malvern.

Candidates will be advised in writing by the Department for Home Affairs of their ceremony date.  In addition, Council will send a letter to all candidates prior to each ceremony enclosing useful information regarding the ceremony.

What you need to know about the ceremony

All candidates are advised that:

  • doors will open at 9.15am and registration is open from 9.15am to 9.00am
  • a photo ID is required - for example, passport, drivers licence
  • all candidates are to be seated by 9.15am in the seat allocated to you during the registration process for 10.30am sharp ceremony commencement.

Guests are not able to be seated with candidates however there is ample seating provided in the Hall. All candidates and guests must be seated by 10.15am. 

The Citizenship ceremony is followed by light refreshments for new citizens and their guest/s who wish to stay.

2019 Citizenship Ceremonies

The dates of ceremonies for 2019 are as follows:

  • 26 January 2019 (10.30am)
  • 28 March 2019
  • 23 May 2019
  • 25 July 2019
  • 19 September 2019
  • 28 November 2019