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.

We are delighted to advise that Surf Coast Shire Council has resumed in person Australian Citizenship Ceremonies, which can run in limited capacity under COVID-19 restrictions.

The upcoming dates for our Ceremonies are:

  • Monday 11 October, 5:15pm

  • Wednesday 15 December, 5:15pm

Further information

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