Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony will welcome five new citizens

Published on 21 January 2022

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The Colac Otway Shire Council will welcome five new Australian citizens with a special citizenship ceremony on Wednesday 26 January at the Colac Otway Performing Arts and Cultural Centre (COPACC). The new citizens include those from Afghanistan, Thailand, France and the United Kingdom.

“Citizenship ceremonies are one of my favourite Council events to attend,” said Colac Otway Shire Council Mayor Kate Hanson. “It’s a joyful occasion for families and friends, as well as the recipients, who have chosen Australia as the place they want to call home.”

Citizenship represents a commitment to Australia and its people, the values we share and our common future and the ceremony is an opportunity for all Australian citizens to affirm this commitment.

“Friends, family, and all in the community are welcome to join in the celebration with a special morning tea and ceremony to celebrate our newest citizens in a COVID-safe manner,” said Mayor Hanson.

Date/time: Wednesday 26 January - 10am registration for ceremony to commence at 10.30am

In response to current COVID-19 requirements as directed by the Chief Health Officer, all attendees aged 18 and over must be fully vaccinated and show their vaccination status as a condition of entry to COPACC. Patrons will be required to enter COPACC via the main entrance (all abilities access from Gellibrand Street), where they will be required to register and show proof of vaccination.


If you would like to find out how you can become an Australian Citizen, please visit the Department of Home Affairs website or phone 13 18 80.





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