Thursday 13 July 2016
A Citizenship ceremony was held on Tuesday in the Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre welcoming 9 new Australian Citizens.
The citizens were presented with a Certificate of Australian Citizenship in front of their family members and friends in the Council Chambers.
The origins of our newest citizens include Denmark, Malaysia, Brazil, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Taiwan, China, England and Germany.
Bega Valley Shire Mayor, Michael Britten said he congratulated the newest citizens of the Bega Valley Shire, and on behalf of the local community he wished them well as they start their new lives as Australians.
“Australian citizenship is something to be valued and celebrated, and this week is a moment in the lives of our newest citizens to be remembered with pleasure.
“Choosing to become an Australian citizen is an important expression of loyalty and commitment to our country,” he said.
For further information or to apply to become an Australian Citizen, contact the Department of Immigration and Citizenship on 131 880 or visit their website: http://www.immi.gov.au/
Photograph: Mayor Cr Michael Britten, Alexandra Szantai-Kis, Eve Ho, Ana Dias Bonduki, Rachel Helmreich, Charlotte Cantrill, Ling Wei Chong, Sam Hsiao, Sandy Hsiao and Bob Lambert.