The City holds regular ceremonies to welcome new Australian citizens to Kwinana. Find out whether you’re eligible, how to apply, citizenship ceremony details and more.
Becoming an Australian Citizen is an important step in your migration story, by becoming an Australian citizen you are choosing to make an ongoing commitment to Australia and all that it stands for.
Residents of the City of Kwinana may be eligible for Australian Citizenship if they;
To apply for citizenship please follow the below steps;
The cost of becoming an Australian citizen is around $285 per person. (Cost is subject to change)
At the City of Kwinana, our citizenship ceremonies are special events conducted by the Mayor where applicants are required to make the Australian citizenship pledge. This is the final step in the journey to becoming an Australian citizen.
Citizenship ceremonies are held once a month at Medina Hall on an evening during the week at 5.30pm. Ceremonies in the City of Kwinana are only able to be attended by residents of the City.
Ceremonies are closed off at least four weeks before the ceremony date to allow time for invitations to be posted and certificates ordered from Immigration in Sydney. The City will close off a ceremony earlier if numbers have reached maximum capacity.
If you are unable to attend your scheduled ceremony date, are a fly-in/fly-out worker or are travelling, please contact the City to discuss your situation and ensure you are moved to the next available date.
Special ceremonies are only granted in special circumstances and are considered on a case-by-case basis by the Department of Home Affairs.
Applications for an Australian passport can be lodged at your local post office after you receive your citizenship certificate and the ceremony. A passport application takes around 14 working days and requires you to complete a separate application form which you can get at your local post office.