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Posted on Aug 11, 2018 in News & initiatives

Australian Citizenship Day – 17 Sept.

Teenage girls from culturally diverse backgrounds holding an Australian flag

Australian citizenship day occurs each year on 17 September. It is a special day to reflect on being an Australian citizen.

Australian citizenship is more than a legal status. It is our common bond that represents our shared democratic beliefs and gives us a sense of belonging and pride in our achievements as a nation​.​

Active citizens strengthen Australia by working to improve their local community. Australian Citizenship Day is a day to recognise the contributions of inspiring citizens in our community.

Citizenship is a privilege to have, not a birthright. On Australian Citizenship Day all Australians are encouraged to join our newest citizens as they make a commitment to Australia and start their own Australian story.