To become an Australian Citizen you must apply through the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC).
You can apply for Citizenship or check the status of your application by phoning the Citizenship Information Line on 131 880 or by visiting the DIAC's website at www.citizenship.gov.au.
Your application will be processed by the DIAC and if successful, the DIAC will notify you by postal letter.
The application process is lengthy and a waiting time of up to six months can occur between your approval and your ceremony. All enquiries regarding your application should be directed to the DIAC as Council is not involved in the application process until you attend your ceremony.
Attending your Citizenship Ceremony is compulsory. The ceremony involves taking a pledge of commitment to the Commonwealth of Australia, reciting an affirmation to Australia and its people, singing the Australian National Anthem 'Advance Australia Fair' and being presented with your Citizenship Certificate.
Upcoming Citizenship Ceremony dates and times:
- Tuesday 28 May 2013 - 10.30am, 12pm, 2.30pm
- Tuesday 25 June 2013 - 10.30am, 12pm
- Tuesday 30 July 2013 - 10.30am, 12pm
- Tuesday 27 August 2013 - 10.30am, 12pm
- Tuesday 24 September 2013 - 10.30am, 12pm
- Tuesday 29 October 2013 - 10.30am, 12pm
- Tuesday 26 November 2013 - 10.30am, 12pm
Time and location
Citizenship Ceremonies are held at the Council Chambers, 296 Pacific Highway, Hornsby.
Space is limited, so we ask that you invite only a few guests to your ceremony. Each ceremony runs for approximately 45 minutes and light refreshments are provided for all candidates and their guests afterwards.
Please direct all enquiries regarding the progress of your application to the DIAC by phoning 131 880.