Premiers Australia Day Active Citizenship Awards
The City of Joondalup is looking for nominees for the 2016 Premier’s Australia Day Active Citizenship Awards. These awards recognise outstanding individuals who are making a difference in the local community and will be presented at the City’s 2016 Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony.
The three awards highlight active citizenship, outstanding contribution to the local community and Australian pride and spirit. Choose the one that suits your nominee:
- Outstanding community contribution by a local citizen
- Outstanding community contribution by a local citizen under 25 years of age
- Outstanding community contribution by a local group or community event
So why not nominate an inspiring community member or group today? Submit your nomination by the 27 November via email or mail to:
Civic Functions Officer
City of Joondalup
PO BOX 21
JOONDALUP WA 6919
Visit the Australia Day Council of WA website for further information or to download the nomination form.
Ceremonies at the City of Joondalup
Please view the the frequently asked questions below:
When and where are citizenship ceremonies held?
The City holds regular citizenship ceremonies, usually on Wednesday evenings, in the Joondalup Council Chamber. Registration is from 5.10 pm, with the ceremonies commencing at 5.30 pm. Ceremonies usually finish between 6.45pm – 7.00pm with refreshments served in the lobby area following the ceremony.
How can I find out when my citizenship ceremony will be?
The City is unable to provide you with a ceremony date until we receive notification from the Department of Immigration and Citizenship that you have been approved for citizenship. Once the City receives this notification, you will be booked into the next available ceremony.
What is the waiting time for a ceremony?
The waiting time for a ceremony date varies between 3 - 6 months after you have received your letter of approval from the Minister for Immigration & Citizenship. Note that the waiting time starts from the date of approval, not the interview date.
When will I receive the details confirming my ceremony?
The City endeavours to give you as much notice as possible of your ceremony date. You will receive a letter of invitation at least six weeks prior to the ceremony.
How many guests can I bring to the ceremony?
Due to capacity restrictions in the chambers and the large number of people taking citizenship per ceremony, a maximum of two (2) guests per individual, couple or family is permitted.
Do children need to attend citizenship ceremonies?
Children aged 16 years and over are legally required to attend their citizenship ceremony and take the citizenship pledge in order to become an Australian citizen. Children under the age of 16 are not legally required to take the citizenship pledge, however are welcome to attend the ceremony and are encouraged to take the citizenship pledge where possible.
I have lost my citizenship certificate, what should I do?
For further information on ceremonies please contact the City on 9400 4438
For information on eligibility and how to apply for Australian citizenship, please contact the Department of Immigration and Citizenship:
|Department of Immigration and Citizenship ||Contact |
|Citizenship Information Line ||13 18 80 |
|Website ||www.citizenship.gov.au |
|Address || |
Customer Service Centre
836 Wellington Street
West Perth WA 6005