The City of Stirling holds regular citizenship ceremonies in the City’s Reception Hall. Registration opens at 5.30pm, and the ceremony starts at 6.30pm. Guests are asked to arrive at least 15 minutes before start time. Ceremonies usually finish between 7.30pm and 8.00pm, after which refreshments are served in the lobby.
The Department of Home Affairs is responsible for the allocation of recipients to Citizenship Ceremonies. The city of Stirling only receives listings of allocated recipients before each ceremony.
For any information regarding your allocation to a ceremony you need to contact Home Affairs via email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone: 131 880
The waiting period for a citizenship ceremony is approximately three to six months after you have received your approval letter from the Department of Home Affairs.
The City of Stirling will email an invitation to you approximately two to four weeks before your ceremony date.
Yes. Recipients aged 16 years or older must bring photographic identification such as a driver's licence or passport. We suggest that you also bring your invitation to help with the registration process.
In most cases, recipients are presented with their Australian Citizenship Certificate upon taking their pledge. If your certificate is not available, the Department of Home Affairs will post it to you.
Children aged 16 years and over are legally required to attend their citizenship ceremony and take the citizenship pledge to become an Australian citizen. Children under the age of 16 are not legally required to take the citizenship pledge. However, the City allocates a seat for them, and they are encouraged to take the citizenship pledge where possible.
There are two variations of the citizenship pledge:
- The Oath pledge which refers to God
- The Affirmation pledge which does not.
Due to the high number of Citizenship recipients, The City of Stirling only allows one guest per recipient, though children under 16 do not count as guests.
Smart casual or traditional costume is recommended.
The City of Stirling does not provide a photographer at its citizenship ceremonies. However, recipients and guests are invited to bring their cameras along and are welcome to take photos. The presiding member will also be available for photographs, following the ceremony.
In exceptional circumstances, the Department of Home Affairs can include you in an urgent ceremony at their premises, for more information you contact them via email email@example.com or phone 131 880.
Unfortunately, the City cannot accept recipients from outside its boundaries, due to the large number of pending recipients from within the City of Stirling.
If you have lost your citizenship certificate, you will need to fill in form 119 - application for evidence of Australian citizenship from the Home Affairs website alternatively you can contact Home Affairs via phone 131 880.
The City of Stirling cannot issue or replace citizenship certificates.