Becoming an Australian Citizen is an important step in the journey of immigration to Australia. Gladstone Regional Council welcomes new Australian Citizens to the region.
Information on applying for Australian Citizenship is available by contacting the Department of Home Affairs on the Citizenship Hotline on 131 881 or via the Department of Home Affairs. You may be required to undertake a citizenship test depending on your eligibility. Please contact the Department for further information.
An information booklet titled Australian Citizenship: Our Common Bond is available from the Department of Home Affairs to download or contact the Department on 131 881 for a copy.
The Gladstone Regional Council in conjunction with the Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre conduct approximately 4 ceremonies annually, these ceremonies are presented by the Mayor and the dates are determined in advance and cannot be changed. If you require an Urgent or Private Ceremony due to extenuating circumstances you will need to contact the Department of Home Affairs to make a formal request, if an Urgent or Private ceremony is approved the Gladstone Regional Council and Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre will be notified. Council holds a special public ceremony on the eve of Australia Day (25 January) in conjunction with Council's Australia Day Awards and on National Citizenship Day (17 September).
Should you have any queries regarding citizenship ceremonies please contact Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre on (07) 4972 2822 (who organise the ceremonies) otherwise all enquiries regarding application for citizenship should be directed to the Department of Home Affairs on 131 881.
(07) 4970 0700
8.30am - 5pm Monday to Friday
PO Box 29
Gladstone Qld 4680