Twenty-six residents have officially become Australian citizens after they pledged their loyalty at Mitchell Shire Council’s Citizenship ceremony on Monday, 5 August.
The ceremony saw individuals and entire families receive their citizenship in a ceremony conducted by Mitchell Shire Mayor Councillor Bill Chisholm.
The citizens’ countries of origin range from the Irish Republic, Ghana, Taiwan, Thailand and Sri Lanka.
The citizenship ceremony represents the final step in the journey for many new Australians. Mitchell Shire Council conducts four Citizenship Ceremonies throughout the year, welcoming more and more residents to Australian Citizenship.
Earlier this year, 39 people became citizens at the annual Australia Day Celebrations at Kings Park, Seymour, in January.
Mitchell Shire is one of the fastest growing areas in Victoria and new residents are choosing to live here every day.