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Australian Citizenship Test: Everything You Need to Know

Travelers Today       By    David Thompson

Updated: Feb 09, 2022 04:18 PM EST

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Australian Citizenship Test: Everything You Need to Know

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Do you want to become a citizen of Australia? If yes, then you should definitely take the Australian citizenship test. This test assesses your knowledge of Australian history, culture, politics, and society. Get more details over here

Australia is a country located in Oceania. The population of Australia is over 25 million people. Additionally, there are five states and two territories in Australia. The capital city of Australia is Canberra. 

The Australian government has recently introduced new rules regarding citizenship. These include the requirement for applicants to pass the citizenship test. The test consists of multiple choice questions and short answer questions.

Applying for Australian Citizenship Test

You can apply for Australian citizenship if you meet all the requirements. Here is what you need to do to sit for the test:

1. First, you need to fill out an application form. You can get one from any Australian embassy or consulate. Make sure that you have it with you when you go to the testing center.

2. After filling out the application form, you will pay a fee to DOHA. The amount varies depending on whether you are applying as a child or adult. After payment, you wait for the appointment letter. 

Your application should meet all the requirements for it to be accepted. If you pass the test, you will get an invitation for the citizenship ceremony.  There, you will read the Australian pledge required for you to become a citizen. 

How to Pass the Australian Citizenship Test

If you want to pass the test, you need to know everything there is to know about Australia. The following points will help you understand what you need to know.

1. History - Learn about Australia's history. Find out why Australia became independent in 1901. Also, learn more about its famous people like Captain Cook, Sir Edmund Barton and Henry Lawson.

2. Geography - Understand geography of Australia. Find out where Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide are located. Also, find out which state you live in.

3. Culture - Get familiar with culture of Australia. Learn about Aboriginal Australians, sport, music, food etc.

4. Economy - Learn about economy of Australia. Find out what makes Australia so unique.

5. Politics - Know how politics works in Australia. Find out who are the leaders of major political parties.

6. Laws - Be aware of laws in Australia. Find out what kind of crimes you could commit and what punishment you would get if convicted.

The above are just a few of the many areas you need to know about Australia. However, to have an easy time during the test, do the following:

  • Review all the materials prior to the test. Make sure you know many things about Australia and especially those of interest according to past tests.  

  • Practice answering the questions before going to the test center

  • Arrive in good time for the test to avoid anxiety during the test 

  • Make sure you have enough time to complete the test

  • Focus on answering most of the questions right. To pass the test, you are allowed to answer 5 of them incorrectly 

  • Do not leave any question unanswered. This boosts your chances of passing the test 

Important Points to Note 

With the Australian citizenship test, the following points apply:

  • If you fail the test, you can retake it immediately or take some time to revise before coming for another test. However, if you fail it three times, you cannot retake it until two years after the last attempt.

  • Once you pass the test, processing Australian citizenship takes around 22 months. However, this may vary based on the number of applications received.

  • You must first get permanent residency before applying for Australian citizenship.  You can only apply for citizenship once you have been living in Australia for 4 years. Part of this period is 12 months of permanent residence. 

  • Applicants for the test must be between the age of 16 and 60 years. 

  • The government will require you to show proof of identity (passport).  

Final Advice 

The Australian citizenship test is one of the hardest tests that you will ever take. It covers almost all aspects of life in Australia. So, before applying, make sure that you study hard and prepare well. Good luck!

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