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Mark Your Calendar, 17th September Is The Australian Citizenship Day

14 Sep 2012


Immigration News

Australia celebrates Australian Citizenship Day annually on 17th of September.

Australian Citizenship day, introduced back in 2001, brings a day of celebration for individuals, community groups, schools, and organizations. The glory and value of Australian citizenship and the peaceful, prosperous and inclusive society of Australia is celebrated with much pomp and showers.

Honorable Minister for Immigration and Citizenship of Australia, Chris Bowen will welcome new citizens to Australia.

Why September 17th?

 Nationality and Citizenship Act 1948 was renamed to Australian Citizenship Act 1948 in 1973 on the same date.

Australian Citizenship Day also recognizes the valuable contributions of citizens to the society and towards Australia. Be it by birth or by choice, as an Australian citizen, you play a major role in building and shaping the country’s future.

Australian citizenship ceremonies are held throughout the country.

Australia Citizenship Day in year 2011 was the 10th anniversary of the special occasion which brings smiles to many citizens of the country. Over 4000 people were conferred as Australian citizens in over 120 ceremonies in 2011.

Privileges as an Australian Citizen

  • You can vote in federal and state or territory elections, and in a referendum
  • You can apply for work in the Australian Public Service or in the Australian Defense Force
  • You can seek election to parliament
  • You are eligible to apply for an Australian passport and have unrestricted access to the country
  • You will be entitled to receive help from any Australian official when overseas
  • Your children born overseas will be Australian citizens by descent

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