Migrants living in central Australia who wish to become Australian citizens can now take their citizenship test at the Commonwealth Department of Human Services (DHS) premises in Alice Springs.
Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, said that until now, people living in Central Australia who wished to sit the citizenship test had to either travel to Darwin or another major centre thousands of kilometres away or wait for the Department of Immigration and Border Protection to visit their community.
“Now, prospective citizens can sit the test in the DHS service centre in Alice Springs, making it far more convenient,” Senator Scullion said.
Minister for Human Services, Alan Tudge, said Australian citizenship was an important step in a person’s migration story.
“This service will make it much more convenient for people in regional communities to take their citizenship test locally, rather than travelling,” Minister Tudge said.
“This is a great partnership between the Department of Immigration and Border Protection and the Department of Human Services to make it easier for people in rural and regional areas.”
The DHS service centre is located at 5 Railway Tce, Alice Springs NT 0870.
To find out more about becoming an Australian citizen visit citizenship.gov.au.