Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony

Proudly, for 21 years the Lions Club of Brisbane Camp Hill Carindale has hosted a Community Citizenship Ceremony welcoming all new Australians into the southern suburbs of Brisbane. This year’s Presiding Officer will be Cr Ryan Murphy, Chandler Ward, Brisbane City Council.
Citizenship represents a commitment to Australia and its people, the values we share and our common future. It also symbolises the sense of belonging to a country where we have been born or where we have decided to make our home.

Your personal journey and experiences of those taking citizenship with you, serve to remind us all of the importance and relevance of the values and beliefs which underpin Australia Day.  To participate in a citizenship ceremony on our national day is considered by many as an incredible honour and privilege.

Australia Day is also an opportunity for all Australians to affirm their commitment to Australia by taking part in an Affirmation ceremony. Our Presiding Officer will include this ceremony as part of our community function and we welcome family & friends to take part.

We also take this time to celebrate importance that volunteering brings to making our community a better place to live, work and grow. Everyone supporting this event is a local volunteer who is contributing their time to make your Australia Day that bit more special!

Event Details:

  • Registration: 9:30 am – 10:30 am
  • Ceremony: 10:30 am – 11:30 am
  • Location: Belmont Services Bowl Club, 20 Narracott Street Carina QLD 4152
  • Cost: Free
  • Parking: Limited Onsite Parking. Alternatively, street parking available
  • Enquiries:

What happens on the day:

  • You should allow at least 1 hour before the ceremony. 
  • On arrival you will need to register so please ensure you bring photo id.
  • Complete an Electoral enrolment form 
  • A volunteer will help you find your seat.
  • The ceremony itself may take about 1 hour.
  • Remember ensure you have notified us your special guest, due to Covid-19 restrictions only a limited number of guests are allowed

After you are seated, there will be:

  • a flag ceremony by Mt Bruce Scout & Special Representatives
  • a formal introduction
  • speeches, including a welcome message from the Minister 
  • an address to participants
  • the pledge – If you want to make the Australian citizenship pledge on a holy book, please bring a book with you to the ceremony.
  • National Anthem
  • a formal close

Citizenship certificate:

  • After you have made the pledge, you will be invited individually on stage to be presented your certificate by Cr Ryan Murphy
  • A photo will be taken at this time or your family member can come forward
  • Photo will be available on our Facebook site


What to bring to the ceremony:

You need to bring your invitation to the ceremony and one form of photo identification:

  • driver’s licence
  • passport, or
  • an official document with a photograph

If you do not have photo identification, then bring at least 3 documents showing your name, address and signature:

  • bank statements
  • utility bills, or
  • credit card statements

If you are under 16, you do not need to bring photo identification.

What to wear:

  • The ceremony is an important event where you make a commitment to Australia. 
  • You and your guests should be dressed in formal or smart casual clothing, and groomed to reflect its significance.
  • Your invitation to the ceremony includes information regarding the standard of dress required for the ceremony by the venue.