Australian Citizenship Day - September 17
Sun, Sep 17, 2023

Australian Citizenship Day

Australian Citizenship Day is celebrated by all people who were born in this country or received citizenship as an adult. It is celebrated on September 17th.


More than 27 million people of various nationalities live in Australia. This diversity is due to the fact that after the Second World War, more than seven million immigrants from many countries came to the country.

Every person wishing to obtain a state passport must go through the Australian Citizenship Ceremony. The event is attended by state representatives welcoming new citizens. In 1999, on the fiftieth anniversary of the ceremony, a new provision was introduced – a person is obliged to publicly make a promise to those present, in which he declares his commitment to the country.

The official celebration of Australian Citizenship Day was introduced in 2001. Citizens have come up with this initiative to show respect to Australia. Obtaining citizenship is an important event in this country that cannot be left unattended.

Interesting facts

  • More than 80% of the population lives in the coastal areas of the country, which are no more than 100 km away from the sea.
  • Australia is at 193 (out of 195 places) in terms of population density, with 2,8 people for every 1 km2.
  • The country hosts about 20% of all slot machines in the world.

How to take part

If you have long wanted to become an Australian citizen, now is the time! Take a public oath of allegiance to this beautiful country. If you have no such plans, you can hold events and competitions in schools dedicated to Australia. Children will be interested to learn various facts about the country.

Share a post on social networks, telling people about this holiday. Maybe someone wanted to get Australian citizenship, and now they will know about this procedure.

Whether you are a new or former citizen, this holiday allows everyone to swear allegiance to the country. Publicly declare your commitment to your country and your understanding of your privileges and responsibilities as a citizen.

When is Australian Citizenship Day celebrated in 2023?

Australian Citizenship Day is observed on September 17 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Sunday September 17 2023
Tuesday September 17 2024
Wednesday September 17 2025
Thursday September 17 2026

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