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Citizenship ceremonies in Brisbane

Oz Kiwi representative Natasha speaking to Jim Chalmers and Clare O'Neil at a citizenship ceremony in Logan, Brisbane. Photo: Home Affairs.
Oz Kiwi representative Natasha speaking to Jim Chalmers and Clare O'Neil at a citizenship ceremony in Logan, Brisbane. Photo: Home Affairs.

01 May 2024

To mark the first anniversary of the direct citizenship pathway, New Zealanders were invited to attend special Australian citizenship ceremonies in Brisbane QLD over the ANZAC Day weekend.

Since 1 July 2023, when applications for the direct pathway opened, more than 53,200 New Zealanders have applied for Australian citizenship, and 13,900 have attended their citizenship ceremony.

Logan citizenship ceremony

Minister for Home Affairs Clare O'Neil and Federal Treasurer Jim Chalmers (Member for Logan) hosted a Logan City Council citizenship ceremony at the Beenleigh Events Centre on Friday 26 April 2024. There were 187 new Australian citizens, including 167 Kiwis.

Federal Treasurer Jim Chalmers speaking at the Logan City Council citizenship ceremony. Photo: Home Affairs.
Federal Treasurer Jim Chalmers speaking at the Logan City Council citizenship ceremony. Photo: Home Affairs.
Minister for Home Affairs Clare O'Neil speaking at the Logan City Council citizenship ceremony. Photo: Home Affairs.
Minister for Home Affairs Clare O'Neil speaking at the Logan City Council citizenship ceremony. Photo: Home Affairs.
Federal Treasurer Jim Chalmers and Minister for Home Affairs Clare O'Neil during the Logan citizenship ceremony. Photo: Home Affairs.
Federal Treasurer Jim Chalmers and Minister for Home Affairs Clare O'Neil during the Logan citizenship ceremony. Photo: Home Affairs.
Aboriginal didgeridoo player performing during the Logan City Council citizenship ceremony. Photo: Home Affairs.
Aboriginal didgeridoo player performing during the Logan City Council citizenship ceremony. Photo: Home Affairs.

Ipswich citizenship ceremony

Minister for Home Affairs Clare O'Neil, Shayne Neumann (Federal Member for Blair QLD), and Milton Dick (Federal Member of Oxley QLD) hosted an Ipswich City Council citizenship ceremony at North Ipswich Reserve Corporate Centre on Friday 26 April 2024. There were 97 new Australian citizens, with most of them from New Zealand.

(l-r) Milton Dick (Oxley), Minister for Home Affairs Clare O'Neil, and Shayne Neumann (Blair) during the Ipswich citizenship ceremony. Photo: Home Affairs. Photo: Home Affairs.
(l-r) Milton Dick (Oxley), Minister for Home Affairs Clare O'Neil, and Shayne Neumann (Blair) during the Ipswich citizenship ceremony. Photo: Home Affairs. Photo: Home Affairs.
Minister for Home Affairs Clare O'Neil speaking at the Ipswich citizenship ceremony. Photo: Home Affairs.
Minister for Home Affairs Clare O'Neil speaking at the Ipswich citizenship ceremony. Photo: Home Affairs.
Shayne Neumann (Blair) speaking at the Ipswich citizenship ceremony. Photo: Home Affairs.
Shayne Neumann (Blair) speaking at the Ipswich citizenship ceremony. Photo: Home Affairs.
Milton Dick (Oxley) speaking at the Ipswich citizenship ceremony. Photo: Home Affairs.
Milton Dick (Oxley) speaking at the Ipswich citizenship ceremony. Photo: Home Affairs.
Australian Citizenship pledge given to conferees at the ceremony. Photo: Home Affairs.
Australian Citizenship pledge given to conferees at the ceremony. Photo: Home Affairs.

Brisbane citizenship ceremonies

Minister for Home Affairs Clare O'Neil and Grace Grace, QLD State Member for Brisbane Central, hosted two Brisbane City Council citizenship ceremonies at Brisbane Royal International Convention Centre on Saturday 27 April 2024. There were almost 800 new Australian citizens, many of them Kiwis eligible for citizenship under the Albanese Government's direct pathway.

Minister for Home Affairs Clare O'Neil speaking at a Brisbane citizenship ceremony. Photo: Home Affairs.
Minister for Home Affairs Clare O'Neil speaking at a Brisbane citizenship ceremony. Photo: Home Affairs.
Grace Grace, QLD Member for Brisbane Central, speaking at a Brisbane citizenship ceremony. Photo: Home Affairs.
Grace Grace, QLD Member for Brisbane Central, speaking at a Brisbane citizenship ceremony. Photo: Home Affairs.
Aboriginal dancer performing at a Brisbane citizenship ceremony. Photo: Home Affairs.
Aboriginal dancer performing at a Brisbane citizenship ceremony. Photo: Home Affairs.

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