Citizenship Ceremonies

The Shire of Bruce Rock holds citizenship ceremonies on an as needed basis. The ceremonies are generally held at 10.00am on a Thursday morning prior to a Council Meeting.

How do I apply for Citizenship?

You will need to complete the appropriate application form or lodge an application online (one for each person applying) or call the Department of Home Affairs on 131 881, and they will post the necessary forms to you. Visit the Department of Home Affairs website for access to PDF forms or to apply online.

Lodge your completed application with the Department of Home Affairs, pay the required fee, which is approximately $285 per person and satisfy any other application requirements.

Children 15 years and under don't need to apply as they are included on their parents application. Anyone 16 years and over will need to complete a separate application. As part of the process you may need to have an interview and sit the citizenship test. More information can be found on the Department of Home Affairs website.

The Process

The Department of Home Affairs will advise you directly by mail whether or not you have been successful. 

The Department of Home Affairs will also notify the Shire of Bruce Rock of your eligibility to attend a citizenship ceremony approximately two weeks after you have received your notification.

The Shire of Bruce Rock will send you an official invitation to attend a citizenship ceremony approximately four weeks before the ceremony date. Ceremonies are closed off at least four weeks before the ceremony date to allow time for invitations to be sent and certificates ordered from the Department of Home Affairs.

From receiving your letter of approval from the Department of Home Affairs to being invited to attend a ceremony to make the pledge can take three to six months. If you wish to make the pledge with family or friends who are also applying for citizenship, you must let the Department know at the time of your interview and they will link your applications together.

Dress Code

The Shire of Bruce Rock's dress code can be accessed here.

More Information

For more information please contact the Acting Executive Assistant, Caris Negri on (08) 9061 1377 or ea@brucerock.wa.gov.au