Their voices may be soft, but children from Perth's Ahmadiyya Muslim community are hoping their message will come through loud and clear on Australia Day.

The youngsters will be centre stage at the City of Cockburn's citizenship ceremony at Coogee beach on Friday, proudly performing Australia's unofficial national anthem, I Am Australian.

According to the community's imam, Kamran Tahir, the performance will be deeply personal for many of the children's parents who had escaped hardship overseas and were extremely grateful to Australia for opening its arms to them.

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