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Citizenship ceremony dress code etc.

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    Guest teabag

    Hello,

     

    Can someone who has been to a citizenship ceremony please give me an idea of what the dress code is? Does everyone turn up in suits and ties or can I go along in my jeans and a t-shirt? How many people normally take the pledge at these things? A hundred? Or half a dozen?

     

    Thanks,

     

    teabag

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    When are you getting 'done'? :) Ian's is on 17th Sept (I don't think he's intending to dress up though!! Shorts, thongs and wifebeater t-shirt surely is dresscode for all new aussies!).

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    Guest Guest75

    We went smart/casual with short sleeved shirt and casual pants ( or can be good jeans I guess).Jut remember what you want to look like in the photos in years to come:)

     

    As for numbers - depends on your area and time of year.

     

    Australia Day is very popular.

    We took ours at Onkaparinga Council - 106 of us!!

     

    BBQ Brekkie and band!!!:)

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    Guest teabag

    106!? How long did it take for everyone to say their pledge? Or did you do it in one big group?

     

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    Guest Guest75
    106!? How long did it take for everyone to say their pledge? Or did you do it in one big group?

     

    clop

     

    It took flipping ages but we did it in one go.

    Being presented with the Australian plants by the Mayor took the time.

     

    Great excuse for a booze up - vaguely remember the rest of the day!!:goofy::goofy:

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    Guest JACK JONES

    I heard you can take it on Australia Day at the cricket, in front of the crowd. Is there any truth in this ?

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    Guest Guest75
    I heard you can take it on Australia Day at the cricket, in front of the crowd. Is there any truth in this ?

     

    It is true - I watched it happen a few years ago.:notworthy::notworthy:

     

    Not sure if you have to live in that council district though.

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    It took flipping ages but we did it in one go.

    Being presented with the Australian plants by the Mayor took the time.

     

    Great excuse for a booze up - vaguely remember the rest of the day!!:goofy::goofy:

     

    I'll be attending on my own, unfortunately, so I'll probably just go home afterwards.

     

    teabag

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    Guest JACK JONES
    It is true - I watched it happen a few years ago.:notworthy::notworthy:

     

    Not sure if you have to live in that council district though.

    Thanks Tyke.

    I will have to look into it , i do mine in 2012. That would be a good day out.

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    Guest nishman

    We were smart causual, but there were others who put on a bit of a show with the green and gold. Horses for courses at the end of the day - and at the end of the day, that's what being Australian is all about ;)

    There must have been 100 or so when we got done, but they get you through pretty quick (2 hours with all the ceremony stuff and entertainment!?)

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    Guest teabag

    There were 13 of us in the end, 3 of whom did not show up. Each person went to the front and read their pledge out before receiving their certificate. Most people were dressed smart casual, though I think I was the only person wearing a checky farmer's shirt and a kagoul.

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    There was someone at the one we went to who was wearing an anorak - I thought it a little strange, but when they made everyone chant Ozzy Ozzy Ozzy Oy Oy Oy three times at the end it kind of made sense!!

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    Guest panther
    When are you getting 'done'? :) Ian's is on 17th Sept (I don't think he's intending to dress up though!! Shorts, thongs and wifebeater t-shirt surely is dresscode for all new aussies!).

     

    Smart casual is the appropriate clothing to be worn to a citizenship ceromony, the use of Wife Beater Tshirt is innapropriate.

     

    Wife beating may happen in other countries but thankfully there are laws in this country to stop this behavour.

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    Guest rachinadelaide
    Hello,

     

    Can someone who has been to a citizenship ceremony please give me an idea of what the dress code is? Does everyone turn up in suits and ties or can I go along in my jeans and a t-shirt? How many people normally take the pledge at these things? A hundred? Or half a dozen?

     

    Thanks,

     

    teabag

     

    An Aussie flag strategically pinned...?!

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    Guest monnyb

    Ha Ha,

    Were waiting for our date to attend.My husbands big dilema is the pledging to the queen

    Sally

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    Don't think there was anything in it about the queen, just pledging loyalty to Australia, upholding laws of the country, supporting democracy. Queen wasn't in the pledges that I heard anyway!

     

    Oh and Panther - a 'wifebeater' is a recognised aussie item of clothing, kind of a sleeveless vest sort of thing!

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    Guest panther

    Never been called that even in a slang term must be your interpretation

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    Guest teabag
    Never been called that even in a slang term must be your interpretation

     

    Looks like someone's had a sarcasm malfunction.

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    Guest MSTO
    We went smart/casual with short sleeved shirt and casual pants ( or can be good jeans I guess).Jut remember what you want to look like in the photos in years to come:)

     

    As for numbers - depends on your area and time of year.

     

    Australia Day is very popular.

    We took ours at Onkaparinga Council - 106 of us!!

     

    BBQ Brekkie and band!!!:)

     

    Hi Tyke

     

    I was wondering how long after getting your approval letter did it take to get your letter from the council....we will be going to Onkapringa Council too.

     

    Cheers:)

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    Guest motlyman
    Hi Tyke

     

    I was wondering how long after getting your approval letter did it take to get your letter from the council....we will be going to Onkapringa Council too.

     

    Cheers:)

     

    Got ours about 3 months after the test.

    Our ceremony is on Australia day:)

    Anyone else on the 26th? Onkaparinga council btw.

     

    Colin

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    Guest MSTO
    Got ours about 3 months after the test.

    Our ceremony is on Australia day:)

    Anyone else on the 26th? Onkaparinga council btw.

     

    Colin

     

     

    Thanks for that Colin...we did our test in Sept and I got my letter of approval yesterday and I am just waiting on the letter from the Council with my date...I just wondered how long it takes for the Council to send the letter for the ceremony...in saying that my husband has received his approval letter yet and we want to do the ceremony together.

     

    Good day to do it Australia Day:)

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    Guest motlyman
    Thanks for that Colin...we did our test in Sept and I got my letter of approval yesterday and I am just waiting on the letter from the Council with my date...I just wondered how long it takes for the Council to send the letter for the ceremony...in saying that my husband has received his approval letter yet and we want to do the ceremony together.

     

    Good day to do it Australia Day:)

     

    About three months after approval letter. They also asked, did you want to do it with anyone in particular so i guess you can pick a later date than whats is offered.

     

    Colin

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    Guest Guest75
    Hi Tyke

     

    I was wondering how long after getting your approval letter did it take to get your letter from the council....we will be going to Onkapringa Council too.

     

    Cheers:)

     

    Hiya

     

    It's been a few years since we got it (2003) and I've completely forgotten!!!:goofy::goofy:

     

    Sorry!!!

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