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Australian Citizenship symbolises our unity as a nation. It represents commitment to Australia and its people, the values we share and our common future. It also symbolises the sense of belonging to the country we have been born or where we have decided to make our home.
Choosing to become an Australian citizen is a very important expression of commitment to being part of Australia's future and Warrnambool Council places a high importance on Australian Citizenship and hosts ceremonies approximately 4 times a year on behalf of the Federal Government.
So, if you are a permanent resident and you have lived in Australia for two or more years, you may be eligible to apply for citizenship.
How to become an Australian Citizen
The final step
The role of Local Government Councils is to confer Australian Citizenship once the application is approved by the Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs.
Citizenship ceremonies are warm, friendly events where you celebrate becoming an Australian citizen. You might want to invite your family and friends to be part of this important step you are taking, and to celebrate your Citizenship with you
Please note that the Warrnambool City Council has no involvement in approving your application.