You may be eligible for Australian citizenship if you:

  • are a permanent resident of Australia;
  • have lived in Australia at least four years, including at least 12 months as a permanent resident​;
  • are able to speak and understand basic English;​
  • are of good character;​​​
  • have a basic knowledge of English (this requirement won't apply if you are aged 50 or over);
  • have an adequate knowledge of the responsibilities and privileges of being an Australian citizen; or
  • intend to live in, or maintain a close continuing association with Australia.​

Mayor Adams on Australia Day.
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