On Tuesday night at KGV, Glenorchy awarded citizenship to 52 community members, formalising their link to our welcoming, inclusive and diverse municipality.
The conferees from 21 countries, including Bhutan, Iraq, Vietnam, Jamaica and the United States of America, became Australian citizens on palawa country in a ceremony presided over by Mayor of Glenorchy Bec Thomas. This was one of the key events in Glenorchy City Council’s Citizenship Day celebrations.
“Australian Citizenship Day is an opportunity for all Australians, whether by birth of by choice, to reflect on and celebrate what’s great about being Australian” said Mayor Thomas.
“We are proud of our diverse, welcoming City, with 1 in 5 of our citizens born overseas. We were the first local government in Tasmania to join the ‘International Welcoming Cities’ network and we are proud to have declared Glenorchy a Refugee Welcome Zone.
Congratulations to our conferees, and I wish you all the best on this new stage of our your journey as an Australian citizen.”
For more information about Australian Citizenship Day or Australian citizenship (including eligibility criteria and application process) please visit www.citizenship.gov.au.