WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TO CALL AUSTRALIA YOUR HOME
DEPENDING on your situation, there are several options to apply for citizenship in Australia.
To be an Australian citizen, the law requires that you be a permanent resident, meet the residence requirements, be of good character and intend to live or maintain a close and continuing association with Australia.
As of April 2017, the Australian Government strengthened the requirements to become an Australian citizen.
This means an applicant will need to demonstrate a minimum of four years permanent residence immediately prior to their application.
Children under 16 years of age can be included as part of an adult’s citizenship application providing they are also permanent residents.
Following a successful application and a citizenship test, the applicant will need to make a citizenship pledge, which can be co-ordinated with your local council.