Citizenship ceremonies

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Australian Citizenship

Citizenship ceremony

Becoming an Australian citizen is a very special occasion and is something to celebrate.

Australian Citizenship represents formal membership of the community of the Commonwealth and is a common bond, involving reciprocal rights and obligations, uniting all Australians, while respecting their diversity.

The ceremony is the formal part of the Citizenship process. You become an Australian citizen on the date you attend the citizenship ceremony and make the Pledge of Commitment to Australia.

What to bring

Once you have received your letter from the Department of Home Affairs inviting you to attend a Citizenship Ceremony at Woollahra Council, please be sure to bring along your letter and a current form of photo identification such as a driver’s licence or passport.

What to wear

Woollahra Council acknowledges the importance of your citizenship ceremony by hosting an event and providing you with a complimentary photograph as a memento of the occasion.

Our dress code for everyone attending the event is smart casual. You are welcome to wear more formal attire if you would like to.

Invitation to candidates

The Department of Home Affairs will contact you with a letter of invitation if you are included in the latest list of candidates that are ready to be processed.

Please note that Council only hosts ceremonies using lists that are issued by the Department of Home Affairs.

To enquire about your ceremony date, conferees or their legal representatives should contact the Department of Home Affairs or call the Citizenship Information Line on 131 880.

For further information regarding Australian citizenship including ceremonies, applications or general enquiries visit the Citizenship website or contact the Department of Home Affairs on 131 880.