Australian Citizenship Day

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At Bits of Australia we love to celebrate Australia's unique events.

From our previous blog posts you will have seen that there are a number of special days and events that are celebrated in Australia! Citizenship and affirmation ceremonies are often held as part of the celebrations.

These include:

Citizenship ceremonies are special events where applicants for citizenship make the Australian Citizenship Pledge. This is the final step in what can sometimes be a long and difficult journey to become an Australian citizen. 

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Australian Citizenship Day

Australian Citizenship Day is an annual event held on 17 September and many Australian citizenship ceremonies are held on this day to mark this special occasion.

Australian Citizenship Day is a special day to reflect on and celebrate being an Australian citizen and to recognise the contributions that inspiring citizens make in shaping our nation. 

History of Australian Citizenship Day

Australian Citizenship Day was launched in 2001 to increase community awareness of Australian citizenship. 

The 17th  September was chosen as Australian Citizenship Day because it is the anniversary of the renaming of the Nationality and Citizenship Act 1948 to the Australian Citizenship Act 1948

In 2013, over 2200 people became Australian citizens at over 46 ceremonies. 

Australian Citizenship Gifts

If you have a friend or colleague that has just become an Australian Citizen and you would like to give them a gift then you will find all the best ideas here at Bit of Australia!

We have one of the largest ranges of authentic Australian made gifts you will find online. From little souvenirs to corporate gift boxes, we have lots of different options to give someone a truly Australian keepsake.


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 Head to our exciting online store to find lots more Australian made gifts and souvenirs.