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AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP ACT 2007 - SECT 11A

Simplified outline

                   The following is a simplified outline of this Division:

The most common way you become an Australian citizen under this Division is by being born in Australia and by having a parent who is an Australian citizen or a permanent resident at the time of your birth.

There are some other, less common, ways of becoming an Australian citizen under this Division. These cover:

•       citizenship by being born in Australia and by being ordinarily resident in Australia for the next 10 years: see section 12; and

•       citizenship by adoption: see section 13; and

•       citizenship for abandoned children: see section 14; and

•       citizenship by incorporation of territory: see section 15.



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