Citizenship

Becoming an Australian citizen is the final step on the immigration journey for many people. It is an expression of their commitment to Australia and an acknowledgement of the opportunities it has provided.

In return, for Australia as a whole it is a chance to thank immigrants for the significant social and economic contribution they make to our wonderful country, by recognising them as truly Australian. All About Immigration is proud of the strong work ethic and diverse richness immigrants bring through culture, language, cuisine, arts and history.

For a personalised inquiry, please click here to fill out our Citizenship Questionnaire.

Citizen Benefits

Citizen Obligations

Being an Australian citizen means you can:

  • Vote in federal and state or territory elections

  • Vote in referendums

  • Apply to work in the Australian Public Service or in the Australian Defence Force

  • Seek election to federal or state parliament

  • Apply for an Australian passport

  • Re-enter Australia freely

  • Register children born overseas as Australian Citizens by decent.

  • Vote in referendums

While becoming an Australian citizen carries many benefits, there are also added responsibilities including:

  • Obeying local, state and federal laws, rules and regulations

  • Defending Australia should the need arise

  • Serving on a jury if called to do so

  • Voting in elections.

Citizenship Ceremony

As with many milestone life events, becoming a citizen involves a significant and moving ceremony. It is a new chapter to write into your family history and a chance to publicly pledge your commitment to Australia and the Australian way of life.

 

You will be asked to take the Australia Citizenship Pledge; expressing your acceptance of the privileges and responsibly of citizenship. There are two pledges to choose from:

  • Pledge 1 (mentions God)
    From this time forward, under God
    I pledge my loyalty to Australia and its people,
    whose democratic beliefs I share, whose rights and liberties I respect, and
    whose laws I will uphold and obey.

  • Pledge Two (no mention of God)
    From this time forward, I pledge my loyalty to Australia and its people,
    whose democratic beliefs I share, whose rights and liberties I respect, and
    whose laws I will uphold and obey.