It’s a proud day when an individual or family first make the Australian Citizenship Pledge at a citizenship ceremony. Often, it’s the final step in a journey that has taken years to complete.
Citizenship ceremonies are special events, and celebrated as such in Weipa. Not only do they fulfill important requirements under Australian law, but they also give us an opportunity to welcome new citizens to the Australian community.
Local residents whose applications have been approved will be invited to attend a citizenship ceremony. This can be an emotional experience for new citizens, as well as their host and guests.
An Australian citizenship affirmation ceremony may also follow a Citizenship ceremony, giving everyone present a chance to affirm their loyalty to Australia in a similar way to new citizens.
To find out more about becoming an Australian citizen, visit the Citizenship website
Australia Day celebrations and awards
Each year, Weipa celebrates Australia Day with true Aussie pride! The event is hosted by the Weipa Town Authority and starts with an early morning fun run, followed by a BBQ Breakfast, Australia Day Awards, citizenship ceremony, and ends with thong throwing and sack racing games for the kids.
It’s a great occasion for everyone to enjoy, so come dressed in your best Aussie outfit, as there are prizes for best dressed, as well as for the games and fun run.
The Australia Day Awards are the perfect way to recognise the achievements and contributions of individuals and groups. Nominations are called early in January each year, so if you know an individual, group or event that deserves recognition, don’t forget to nominate them.