Australian citizenship

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person citizenship ceremonies have been placed on hold. The City of Port Phillip is conducting online citizenship ceremonies, in partnership with the Department of Home Affairs, to support applicants to achieve citizenship during COVID-19.

Multicultural Resources

Multicultural Community Directory

Victorian Multicultural Commission has a directory to help people access settlement and cultural services across Victoria. It includes information on multicultural groups, interfaith networks, community language schools and more. See the Community Directory here.

English as a Second Language (ESL)

The Elwood St Kilda Neighbourhood Learning Centre (ESNLC) offers English as a Second Language (ESL) courses to people who want to learn English. Contact the ESNLC directly for details.

Phone: 03 95311954
Fax: 95311754
Address: 87 Tennyson Street, Elwood, 3184

For a list of addresses and vacancies in other Multicultural learning groups throughout Port Phillip and Stonnington, contact  MiCare (formerly the New Hope Foundation) on 03 9510 5877 or visit New Hope Foundation.

Citizenship Ceremonies

Voting by new Citizens

2020 Schedule of Ceremony dates

All future dates for in-person ceremonies have been placed on hold.   

The Department of Home Affairs is contacting conferees with full details of the online process.  There is no need to contact the Department or your local council about your ceremony.

The Department will send you an invitation to attend an in-person ceremony once they are safe to resume.

If you are seeking an urgent online ceremony, please contact the Department's Global Contact Centre on 131 800. 

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