For information on how to become an Australian citizen visit www.citizenship.gov.au or phone 131 880.
Applicants must book an appointment to sit the citizenship test prior to lodging an application. The two closet centres to the Tweed Shire where testing is conducted are:
Centrelink Office - Tweed Heads South
110 Blundell Boulevarde
TWEED HEADS SOUTH NSW 2485
Department of Immigration and Citizenship
299 Adelaide Street
BRISBANE QLD 4000
After successfully completing the citizenship test and lodgement of an application, the Department of Immigration & Citizenship will assess the information.
Once your application has been approved, your Certificate of Australian Citizenship is forwarded to Council. Council offers new citizens the opportunity of either attending a public presentation ceremony, usually held every 3-4 months or having a private presentation ceremony with the Mayor. A special ceremony is held on Australia Day. New citizens are invited to bring along family and friends to share the occasion.
So, in short, the steps to follow to become an Australian Citizen are: