Applications for citizenship are made to the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (enquiries 131 880).
Applicants are advised in writing by the Department as to whether their application has been successful or not.
Successful applicants are required to attend a citizenship ceremony as the final phase of being granted Australian citizenship. At the ceremony, successful applicants are required to pledge their allegiance to Australia and its laws. They are then presented with a Certificate of Australian Citizenship, which formally represents conferral of Australian citizenship.
Under the Australian Citizenship Act 2007, the Mayor conducts citizenship ceremonies on behalf of the Commonwealth Government for candidates who reside within the City of Monash. The first citizenship ceremony for 2013 was held on Australia Day (26 January) and remaining ceremonies for 2013 will be conducted every 3 months.
The Department of Immigration and Citizenship will advise by formal written notification of a successful application and will then send applicants a written invitation advising the time, date and location of their ceremony. All enquiries regarding an applicant invitation to a citizenship ceremony are to be directed to the Department of Immigration and Citizenship on 131 880.
Following the conferral of citizenship, new citizens are required to enrol to vote. This enrolment entitles new citizens to vote at Commonwealth, State and Council elections.
It should be noted that voting at Commonwealth, State and Council elections is compulsory and there are fines for failure to do so without a valid excuse.
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