Council is honoured to play a role in ensuring your citizenship ceremony is a special experience for you, your friends and family.

Each year Council conducts a number of citizenship ceremonies – two of which coincide with Australia Day on 26 January and Citizenship Day on 17 September.

Upcoming ceremony dates are listed below:

  • Thursday 20 June 2024 (morning at Hervey Bay)
  • Tuesday 17 September 2024 (morning at Maryborough)
  • Friday 15 November 2024 (morning at Maryborough)

Please note: The Department of Home Affairs has sole responsibility for allocating approved applicants to a ceremony. Council is not supplied with applicant details until approx. 4 weeks prior to a ceremony. Once Council has been provided with your details, an invitation will be forwarded promptly via email and post.


All enquiries regarding Citizenship must be directed to the Department of Home Affairs:

General Enquiries: Visit the Department of Home Affairs website or Phone 131 881

Enquiries after you’ve received approval: Email (best option) or Phone 131 881

Enquiries once invited to a ceremony: If you have questions related to the invitation you have received from Council, please contact the Mayor's office on 1300 79 49 29 (or refer to the contact details in your letter of invitation)

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