Council welcomes new citizens at ceremonies

Published: 20 Jul 2020

Council will welcome 106 new citizens in four separate ceremonies at the MECC this week.

The new citizens originate from 28 different countries around the world.

Mayor Greg Williamson said it was exciting to welcome the return of citizenship ceremonies after a hiatus due to COVID-19.

“These ceremonies are a wonderful opportunity to come together as a community and celebrate our newest citizens, as well as reflect on what it means to be an Australian citizen,’’ he said.

“They are always such an inspiring and positive event and their return is a great morale booster after this period of lockdown.”

The citizenship ceremonies will take place on:

  • Monday, July 20 (22 new citizens from 12 countries)
  • Tuesday, July 21 (24 new citizens from 8 countries)
  • Wednesday, July 22 (29 new citizens from 16 countries)
  • Thursday, July 23 (31 new citizens from 13 countries)

All ceremonies will take place in the main auditorium of the MECC from 5.30pm.

The ceremonies will follow the Queensland Government’s stage three COVID guidelines and the approved Queensland Live Performance, Venues/Theatres COVID Safe Industry Plan.

To alleviate crowding, attendees will have allocated entrances and door numbers and will be seated at an appropriate distance to ensure social distancing at all times.

Attendance to the events is by invitation only and anyone who is unwell is being asked to refrain from attending.