A group of new Aussies from across the globe can officially call Douglas Shire home.
Douglas Shire Mayor Michael Kerr authorized the 22 new Australian Citizens at a Citizenship Ceremony at the Mossman Shire Hall last week.
New citizens came from Estonia, France, Poland, Spain, the Philippines, Denmark, Italy and the United Kingdom.
The citizenship ceremony drew a crowd of about 70 people and was the first public ceremony since the covid-19 pandemic.
Mayor Kerr said the new citizens received a warm welcome to the region.
“People settle into Douglas Shire for many different reasons,” he said.
“Some fall in love with our beautiful region while on holidays and others move up here for work and never leave.
“It was a fantastic honour to watch our new citizens make their pledges and authorise their citizenship today.”
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, about 20% of the population in Douglas Shire was born overseas.
Meet our new citizens below!