Book your citizenship test

Tests are held at departmental offices in all capital cities and some other locations such as some Centrelink and Medicare offices. You can find the nearest test centre to you by using the DIAC Test Centre Locator.

There is no separate fee to sit the Citizenship Test as the cost is included in the fee to lodge your application for citizenship.

It is important to note that waiting times for an appointment to sit the test will vary between centres so you should make sure you contact your test centre in good time to take you test.

Once your application has been received you will be given a citizenship appointment. If you cannot make your appointment for any reason then you should phone the Citizenship Information Line at the earliest possible opportunity. The Citizenship Information Line is open Monday to Friday, between 8:30am and 4:30pm.

The test is administered by officers from the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC). The staff at the test centre, such as Centrelink and Medicare staff, will not be able to provide you with any information or assistance about the test.

Sitting the test overseas

It is possible to sit the Citizenship Test overseas. If you need to do this then you should contact your local Australian Embassy, High Commission or Consulate and they will make arrangements for you. There will be a delay in the processing time of your test, however, as it will be sent to Australia for marking.

A list of appropriate immigration offices outside Australia is available from the DIAC website.