If you have been a permanent resident of Australia for two or more years, you may be eligible to apply for citizenship, provided you meet a number of requirements. Queanbeyan City Council hosts regular Citizenship Ceremonies for people living in the Queanbeyan local government area.

To become an Australian citizen, you must submit an application and pay a fee to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.   Information about applying for Australian Citizenship is available online from their website

On approval of the citizenship application, Queanbeyan residents are invited to attend a Citizenship Ceremony conducted by Queanbeyan City Council, generally at the Queanbeyan Bicentennial Hall, 253 Crawford St Queanbeyan.

Presentation of your citizenship certificate at the ceremony is the final step to becoming an Australian Citizen. You cannot receive your citizenship certificate unless you attend the ceremony. Council’s Citizenship Ceremonies are usually presided over by the Mayor.

You will also complete an electoral form at the ceremony, so that your name can be added to the Australian electoral roll and you can vote. If you are unable to attend your allocated ceremony, you will be placed on a waiting list to attend a future ceremony.

For more information visit the Department of Immigration and Border Protection or call the Department on 131 880.