There are different ways to become a citizen of Australia. All of them are detailed at the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs website https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/citizenship/become-a-citizen

In each case, you must meet certain requirements before applying for Citizenship.

Here’s the list of most common options (included but not limited to):

  • Permanent residents or New Zealand citizens
  • Persons over 60 years old
  • Your parent was an Australian citizen and you were born outside Australia
  • Children born to a former Australian citizen
  • Children adopted by Australian citizens

Australian citizenship gives you:

  • The right to vote;
  • The right to apply for an Australian passport;
  • The right to enter Australia without a visa for Australia;
  • The right to stand for election in Australian governments;
  • The right to work for the public service;
  • The right to serve Australia in the army, navy and air force;
  • The right to Australian diplomatic or consular protection when overseas;
  • Exemption from being deported from Australia unless you obtained your citizenship by illegal
  • In some cases multiple citizenships and many other.

Australian citizenship

Besides gaining these and other rights Australian citizenship involves certain responsibilities:

  • you will be required to vote in the Federal, State, and Local government elections
  • you may be asked to serve on a jury in courts
  • you may be required to denounce the citizenship from your origin country.

Want to become an Australian citizen? Talk to a lawyer.

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