Each year on Australia Day the Rotary Club of Nundah host an Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony. Citizenship ceremonies are special events where applicants for citizenship are required to make the Australian Citizenship Pledge. This is the final step in their journey to become an Australian citizen.
The citizenship ceremony is also an important opportunity to officially welcome new citizens as full members of the Australian community. Candidates are invited to attend a citizenship ceremony once their citizenship application has been approved.
Our ceremonies are generally held at the Nundah Activity Centre, where approx. 25-32 candidates are welcomed, registered, seated and participate in the ceremony. The ceremony is run in accordance with the requirement of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, and is led by a Presiding Officer. Since inception, the Rotary Club of Nundah sponsored ceremony’s Presiding Officer has been the Honorable Wayne Swan MP.
This ceremony marks the end of the candidate’s journey as a migrant and the beginning of their life as an Australian citizen. At the ceremony they are publicly displaying their decision to make Australia your new home. Australia welcomes their commitment and we encourage them to participate in their community, to contribute to their new country and to help build our great nation’s future.
The Rotary Club of Nundah, working with the Nundah Activity Centre, arrange the logistics of the ceremony, and also host a morning tea after the ceremony. The morning tea consists of traditional Australian food like Vegemite toasties, lamingtons, party pies and fresh damper!
The ceremonies, due to the restricted space, are generally not open to the public. For more information on this project, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.