Citizenship ceremonies

Oath at a citizenship ceremony

Are you a Surf Coast Shire resident who would like to become an Australian citizen? Please visit the Australian Citizenship website for information on the process and to apply.

Becoming an Australian citizen in Surf Coast Shire is to join a diverse community that welcomes values such as community spirit, a sense of fairness and a love of our beautiful natural environment. It also symbolises a sense of belonging to your chosen country.

Upcoming ceremonies

All Australian Citizenship Ceremonies are held in Council Chambers at 1 Merrijig Drive, Torquay.

  • Thursday 26 January 2023 at 10am
  • Monday 3 April 2023 at 5:15pm
  • Monday 10 July 2023 at 5.15pm
  • Monday 18 September 2023 at 5.15pm
  • Monday 11 December 2023 at 5.15pm

Get more info

While we host the Australian Citizenship Ceremonies, we are unable to provide further information regarding the timing of your ceremony.

All ceremony enquiries should be directed to the Citizenship Information Line – 131 880 or visit the Department of Home Affairs website.