New citizens welcomed on Australian Citizenship Day

Thursday, 19 September 2019 

Bunbury Mayor Gary Brennan welcomed 35 new Australian citizens at a Citizenship Ceremony on Tuesday 17 September. 

The Bunbury residents received their citizenship on Australian Citizenship Day which is held annually as an opportunity for citizens to reflect on the meaning and importance of their citizenship. 

Citizenship ceremonies are ceremonial occasions which provide an important opportunity to welcome new citizens as full members of the Australian community. 

The 35 men women and children who took the pledge to become a citizen were from 11 nations including Zimbabwe, United Kingdom, Singapore, Philippines, India, England, Pakistan, South Africa, Russia and China. 

Mayor Gary Brennan said it was an honour and a privilege to share such a momentous occasion. 

“On behalf of Council and the community I welcome our new Australian citizens and am delighted they have chosen to call Bunbury home,” Mayor Brennan said.

 “Becoming an Australian citizen is a privilege and can be an emotional time for those taking the pledge. 

“Being a part of this process as Mayor and First Lady is a great joy for Robyn and I.” 

The next Citizenship Ceremony will take place in November.