What is Australian Citizenship?

Becoming an Australian citizen means that you are making an ongoing commitment to Australia and is the beginning of your formal membership of the Australian community. The Australian government encourages permanent residents of Australia to apply for Australian citizenship when they become eligible and how you apply for Australian citizenship will vary depending on your current personal circumstances. To find out if you’re eligible to become an Australian citizen, please click here.

Once you are an Australian citizen you will also gain the right to vote.