Premier’s Australia Day Active Citizenship Awards
The Premier’s Australia Day Active Citizenship Awards have been developed to recognise and celebrate significant contributions to community life and active citizenship.
The Awards are run as a joint initiative of the Australia Day Council of Western Australia, the Western Australian Local Government Association (WALGA), the City of Joondalup and the Office of Premier and Cabinet.
The City of Joondalup is inviting you to nominate an inspiring community member or group to be eligible for these Awards, which will be presented at the 2014 Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony on 26 January.
The three nomination categories are:
- Premier’s Australia Day Active Citizenship Award
- Premier’s Australia Day Active Citizenship Award for a person under 25 years
- Premier’s Australia Day Active Citizenship Award for a community group or event.
The City encourages you to nominate an outstanding individual or group that you feel has made a difference to the local community in 2013. By nominating a community member or group, you help to ensure they are recognised for their valuable contribution.
Nominations close on Friday 22 November 2013. For further information and nomination forms visit the Australia Day website.
For information on eligibility and how to apply for Australian citizenship, please contact the Department of Immigration & Citizenship:
|Department of Immigration & Citizenship ||Contact |
|Citizenship Information Line ||13 18 80 |
|Website ||www.citizenship.gov.au |
|Address || |
Customer Service Centre
836 Wellington Street
West Perth WA 6005
If you have already applied for Australian citizenship and you have a query regarding your citizenship ceremony please see the Frequently Asked Questions listed below.
For further information please contact the City on 9400 4438.
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 & 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?
If you have lost your citizenship certificate you must contact the Department of Immigration & Citizenship
to arrange for a replacement.
For further information please contact the Civic Functions Officer on 9400 4438