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Every three months, Council hosts a citizenship ceremony for Banyule residents on behalf of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP).

Applications for Citizenship need to be made to DIBP. Once the department has assessed and approved the application, the list of candidates is sent to Banyule City Council for the ceremony and presentation of citizenship certificates.

For further information and applications on becoming an Australian Citizen please call DIBP on 131 880 or visit

The following dates have been tentatively set for the 2019 Citizenship Ceremonies.

Due to the refurbishment of the Ivanhoe Council Offices, The Great Hall and The Centre Ivanhoe these dates may be subject to change (excluding 26 January 2019).

2019 Citizenship Dates:

Saturday, 26 January 2019

Thursday, 9 May 2019

Thursday, 29 August 2019

Thursday, 10 October 2019 

Please contact the Governance Department on 9490 4292 closer to each date for confirmation that the ceremony is going ahead.


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