Community programs and services
Murray River Council seeks to support the community by developing and providing a range of community services and programs that meet the identified needs of the community.
Access to community, cultural and recreation services and facilities have a direct effect on the quality of life afforded to residents and visitors of Murray River Council.
Council is committed to ensuring that the Council remains an attractive and healthy place to live, as well as fostering and marketing a wide range of services and facilities to meet the social, recreation, educational, cultural and entertainment needs of the residents of and visitors to the area.
Murray River Council conducts Citizenship Ceremonies under the auspices of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. Local residents wishing to become Australian Citizenship should direct their enquiries and application to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.
Frequently asked questions
Application forms for Australian Citizenship can be obtained from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection on 131 880.
Once you have received your letter granting Australian Citizenship, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection will forward your details to us. This can take anywhere from 6-10 weeks after you have received your letter. We will then call you with the date and time of the ceremony and confirm this by letter. The Citizenship Ceremony is conducted by the Mayor, and usually at a Council Meeting (unless otherwise requested).
Please let us know if you’re unable to attend your ceremony. We will then inform the Department of Immigration and Border Protection and you will be allocated another Citizenship Ceremony date.
Council is only responsible for conducting Citizenship Ceremonies. All enquiries about application approvals need to be directed to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection on 131 880.
All attendees must arrive 10-15 minutes before the ceremony. Ceremonies usually last around 20-30 minutes depending on the number of recipients. The ceremony is conducted by the Mayor followed by afternoon tea with the Mayor and Councillors.
Please bring your nomination letter from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection and photographic identification, (e.g. driver's licence, passport or other official document which carries a photograph). If you wish to make the pledge of commitment on a holy book or scripture please bring this along to the ceremony
Yes, family and friends are most welcome.
Yes, you are welcome to take photographs.