Citizenship Ceremonies

Citizenship ceremonies 

Rockhampton Region welcomes approximately 400 new citizens take the Pledge of Commitment every year. The ceremonies are full of formality and are incredibly uplifting.

For information on eligibility and how to apply to be an Australian Citizen, please contact the Department of Immigration and Border Protection by phone 131 880.

I have received my letter of approval. When can I attend a ceremony?

Once your application has been approved and you have received your letter of approval you will be assigned to a future citizenship ceremony by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. Your ceremony date will generally be 3-6 months after your application is approved.  The Rockhampton Regional Council conducts quarterly Citizenship Ceremonies.  You will receive a written invitation approximately 4-6 weeks prior to your ceremony.

Please Note: Ceremony attendance is allocated by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. If you wish to find out your predicted ceremony date please contact the Department of Immigration and Border Protection on 131 880. 


Ceremonies are generally held in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 232 Bolsover Street and take about 40 minutes with time for photo opportunities at the end of the ceremony.  We request that you arrive 30 minutes prior to the ceremony start time.

What to wear?  Smart attire is requested or candidates are most welcome to wear their traditional costume and yes you may bring guests. 

What to bring?  You will need to bring a passport or Australian Driver’s license with you.  If you are taking Pledge 1 (under God), you are welcome to bring a holy book of your choice to make your Pledge on.

Please note: children under 16 years of age do not need to provide identification.

If you are a citizenship candidate please visit Frequently Asked Questions(PDF, 1MB) for more information

For further queries relating to your Citizenship Ceremony please call 07 4932 9000 or 1300 22 55 77 or email