How to become an Australian Citizen

If you are a permanent resident of Australia, you have the option to apply to become an Australian citizen which will allow you to live and work freely in Australia.

There are 3 ways to become an Australian Citizen.  These are:

  • By birth: If you are born in Australia or one or both of your parents are Australian citizens or permanent resident.
  • By descent:If you are born overseas but one of your parents in an Australian citizen, you can be granted Australian citizenship.
  • By grant: If you are a non-citizen of Australia but have lived in Australia for a minimum of 4 years, and a minimum of 12 months as a permanent resident.

Australian Citizenship Requirements

There are several minimum requirements you must meet to become an Australian Citizen.

The requirements for Australian citizenship are:

  • You are an Australian permanent resident.
  • You are over 16 years of age.
  • You have lived in Australia for a minimum of four years, including 12 months as a permanent resident
  • Are of good character
  • You have successfully completed and passed the Australian citizenship test.

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