Being an Australian citizen is a privilege not a right. While you are granted entitlements as a citizen of Australia there are important responsibilities you must accept too.
Responsibilities and Privileges
As an Australian citizen, you have new responsibilities to :
- behave in accordance with Australia’s democratic beliefs
- respects the rights and liberties of Australia
- follow and obey the law
- vote in federal and state or territory elections, and in referenda
- defend Australia if necessary
- serve on jury duty if summoned
As an Australian citizen, you are eligible for certain entitlements too.
- apply for an Australian passport
- leave and re-enter Australia as many times as you want
- ask for help from an Australian consulate if in trouble overseas
- vote in federal, state or territory elections
- vote in a Constitutional referendum or plebiscite
- seek election to parliament, if you are aged 18 years or over and are not dual citizen
- register the birth of your children in another country as an Australian citizen
Making a promise
At your citizenship ceremony, you will make the Australian citizenship pledge.
You promise to remain loyal to Australia and its people and to share and uphold Australia’s:
- democratic beliefs
Our democratic beliefs, rights and liberties
The people you elect as representatives are answerable to the public for their decisions.
Rule of law
All Australians are equal in the eyes of the law. No person or group gets preferential treatment.
We prefer discussion, peaceful persuasion and democracy. We do not use violence to bring about change.
Respect for all individuals
We treat all Australians with dignity and respect. No matter their beliefs, traditions and background.
We always show a spirit of ‘mateship’. We come together to help and support each other during times of need.
Freedoms for Citizens
Freedom of speech and freedom of expression
You are free to say what you want on any subject, without harming others. You must also respect how other Australians think or express themselves.
Freedom of Association
You are free to join any:
- political party
- trade union
- religious group
- cultural group, or
- social group
You can refuse to join a group if you do not want to join a group.
Freedom of religion and secular government
You are free to follow any religion or not, as long as you do not break laws.
Equality in Australia
Our laws make sure no one is treated differently because of race, gender, disability or age.
Equality of men and women
Men and women are treated equally in Australia. You are free to make your own choices on personal matters.
The laws protect both men and women from intimidation and violence.
Both men and women:
- can work and go to school
- can become politicians
- can join the defence and police forces
- are treated fairly and equally in court
Dual citizens or nationals
Many Australians are citizens of 2 or more countries. This means a person may be a citizen of Australia and of another country at the same time.
Australia Immigration Requirement
- Require 65 Points for PR
- 6 Band each & more in IELTS / PTE / TOEFL for PR
- Highest Opportunities for All Engineers & IT Professionals
- Engineers are in Highest Demand
- General Skilled Migration
- Skilled Independent – 189 Visa (Direct PR)
- Skilled Nominated – 190 Visa (+5 Point)
- Skilled Nominated / Sponsored – 489 Visa (+10 Pt)
- Skilled Regional – 887 Visa (+10 Pt)
- Skilled Graduate – 485 Visa (After Study in AUS)