Becoming a citizen represents a commitment to Australia and its people. It gives a sense of belonging because you can fully participate in all aspects of Australian life.
Cairns Regional Council, under direction of the Australian Government's Department of Immigration and Citizenship, conducts Australian Citizenship ceremonies once a month for registered applicants. (Note: applicants must register with the Department of Immigration and Citizenship, not Council.)
For information on becoming an Australian Citizen - including eligiblity criteria, evidence requirements, application forms and citizenship test details - visit the Australian Government's Citizenship website.