Citizenship Ceremonies

Applications For Australian Citizenship

Applications for Australian citizenship are actioned by the Department of Home Affairs. All enquiries relating to Australian citizenship,  including the status of an application, should be directed to the Department of Home Affairs by calling 131 881, emailing, or on their website at

To make an enquiry to the Department of Home Affairs, visit

Civic Ceremonies

Following application for citizenship, the Department of Home Affairs will advise the applicants of their acceptance (where applicable) and will also send a list of names to the nominated Local Government.

The Town of Port Hedland’s role is to conduct citizenship ceremonies to bestow citizenship upon our residents. Citizenship ceremonies are a special event; they fulfill requirements under Australian citizenship law and provide an important opportunity to officially welcome new citizens as full member of the Australian community.

Applicants will be contacted and invited by a Town of Port Hedland Officer to attend the next available citizenship ceremony. Ceremonies usually take place every 2 to 3 months at the Civic Centre in McGregor Street, Port Hedland and are officiated by Mayor Peter Carter.

For additional information regarding civic ceremonies please contact the Governance Team on (08) 9158 9300 or email at 

NOTE: for Australian passport enquiries please call the Australian passport office on 131 232 or on their website at

Travelling before your ceremony

For all questions or queries regarding travel before your ceremony, please contact the Department of Home Affairs on 131 881 between 9:00am and 5:00pm (WST) Monday to Friday. 

For more information on travelling prior to becoming a citizen please visit the Department of Home Affairs website at

All Town of Port Hedland documents are available to the community upon request and in alternative formats if required, including hard copy in standard and large print, electronic format, audio format on CD or USB, or via email.