Lismore welcomes our newest Australian citizens

Published on 14 September 2023

Mayor and deputy Mayor with new Australian citizens

Lismore City Mayor Steve Krieg welcomed seven new citizens at an Australian Citizenship Ceremony held at the Council Chambers today.

The new citizens came from the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Belgium and now call Bexhill, Tucki Tucki, Goonellabah, Richmond Hill and Bentley home.

The citizenship ceremony is held in recognition of Australian Citizenship Day, which is celebrated every year and provides an occasion for individuals, schools, community groups and organisations to reflect on the contributions of citizens to our local communities.

Mayor Krieg said Australian Citizenship Day was an opportunity for all Australians in our community, whether by birth or choice, to reflect on and celebrate what’s great about being Australian.

“Australia is one of the most culturally diverse nations in the world, and since 1949 we have welcomed more than five million new citizens to our shores,” he said.

“Congratulations and welcome to our new citizens who are now part of the common bond that unites all Australians and respects diversity.”

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