Privileges – what Australia will give you

As an Australian citizen you can:

  • vote in federal and state or territory elections, and in a referendum
  • apply for children born overseas to become Australian citizens by descent
  • apply for a job in the Australian Public Service or in the Australian Defence Force
  • seek election to parliament
  • apply for an Australian passport and re-enter Australia freely
  • ask for consular assistance from an Australian official while overseas