The Town of Victoria Park welcomes new citizens on Australia Day 2020

Published on 22 January 2020

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The Town of Victoria Park will welcome 86 new citizens at an Australian citizenship ceremony on Australia Day 2020.

The migrants from 26 countries, including Bangladesh, Brazil, Mauritius, Poland and Serbia, will become Australian citizens as part of the ceremony.

Mayor Karen Vernon said the ceremony was a great opportunity to become a citizen on a day where we come together to acknowledge what’s great about being Australian.

“There is no greater privilege than our citizenship. It’s a life-long commitment to Australia’s values of freedom, democracy, equality and respect,” Mayor Vernon said.

This year on Australia Day, the largest number of new citizens will be welcomed nationally since the inaugural Australia Day.

“We are a thriving multicultural community,” Mayor Vernon said.

“Each year we are privileged to welcome new Australians to our growing community as part of Australia Day celebrations.”

“We welcome the diversity of cultures, skills and experience that these new citizens bring to our community, which helps to make Victoria Park a dynamic place for everyone.”

The Department of Home Affairs and local councils will be hosting hundreds of ceremonies across the country with more than 20,000 people set to become Australian citizens as part of this special occasion.

Australia Day provides an occasion for individuals, schools, community groups and organisations to reflect on the values of Australian citizenship and the contributions of citizens to our local communities.

“I encourage everyone in the Town of Victoria Park to reflect on and affirm their Australian citizenship on 26 January as we warmly welcome all those becoming citizens,” Mayor Vernon said.

 

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