The City of Armadale will welcome 58 new citizens at Australian citizenship ceremonies on Thursday, September 17 as part of Australian Citizenship Day 2020.
The conferees from 24 countries, including Afghanistan, South Africa, India and Iran, will become Australian citizens, with three ceremonies to be held at the City of Armadale’s Administration Building.
Australian Citizenship Day provides an occasion for individuals, schools, community groups and organisations to reflect on the contributions of citizens to our local communities.
“It has been my pleasure to welcome new citizens into our community and our country,” said Mayor Ruth Butterfield.
“Australian Citizenship Day allows us to reflect on the meaning and importance of Australian citizenship and the shared values which unite us.
“Despite the on-going impacts of COVID-19, in 2020, the City of Armadale has held 35 citizenship ceremonies and welcomed 657 new Australian citizens.”
COVID-19 guidelines on gathering sizes and social distancing will result in fewer citizenship ceremonies than usual on Citizenship Day in 2020. Even so, more than 2500 people will receive citizenship at more than 100 online or in-person ceremonies across the country.
Nominations are also open for the Community Citizen of the Year Awards, now in its 25th year.
Each year on Australia Day, the Community Citizen of the Year Awards give local governments around the state the opportunity to acknowledge the contribution and celebrate community engagement of people within the community.
To recognise the heroes in your community, visit: www.citizenshipawards.com.au.
Nominations close October 31, 2020.