Seven Central Highlands residents became Australian citizens after taking their pledge in the Emerald Council Chambers on Wednesday.
Mayor Kerry Hayes and Cr Charlie Brimblecombe congratulated and welcomed the group from South Africa and the Philippines.
‘It’s always a pleasure to welcome new citizens,’ Mayor Hayes said.
‘Each of them brings their own diverse set of skills, culture and ideas to our region.
‘I sincerely congratulate our new citizens and wish them a healthy, happy and successful future in Australia.’