Citizenship Ceremonies

Throughout the year, we host a number of Citizenship Ceremonies where we welcome new Australian Citizens to our local area. Citizenship is an important moment for individuals, as it is formal recognition of their place as community members and members of Australia.

Once your citizenship application has been approved by the Department of Home Affairs, you will be invited by post one month prior to attend one of our ceremonies to make the pledge of commitment.
 
Any enquiries regarding your citizenship should be made directly to the Department of Home Affairs.

Event Information

Upcoming Citizenship Ceremony Dates
 

Following recommendations by the Australian Government, in an effort to slow the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Citizenship Cermony scheduled for Wednesday 18 March has been cancelled.

For further information and updates on changes to Council events and services visit www.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au.

For the latest information on the Coronavirus, please visit the Australian Government Department of Health website at www.health.gov.au/health-topics/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov and the NSW Health website at www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/diseases/Pages/coronavirus.aspx.

  • Thursday 21 May 2020
  • Thursday 2 July 2020
  • Thursday 17 September 2020
  • Thursday 29 October 2020

For any questions regarding your ceremony please contact events on events@georgesriver.nsw.gov.au or call 9330 6400.

Department of Home Affairs Ceremony Dates

  • Wednesday 16 April 2020
  • Wednesday 13 May 2020

Please note, these events are held by the Department of Home Affairs, for any questions regarding this event please contact the Department of Home Affairs Ceremony team directly on 131 880.

You will need to bring:

  • Your ceremony invitation letter from Council

  • Photo identification with your current address

  • Your letter from the Department of Home Affairs.

If you do not attend your citizenship ceremony we will then advise the Department of Home Affairs and you will be allocated to another ceremony.

If you fail to attend three ceremonies, your application will be cancelled and you will need to re-apply for your citizenship via the Department of Home Affairs. 

All candidates must arrive at the allotted time stated in their Citizenship Ceremony invitation.

A professional photographer will take photos of candidates receiving their certificate from the Administrator. All photographs will be available to download online. 

Please do not bring more than two guests with you per family. Children must be supervised at ALL times by a responsible adult.

Please note: You will not become an Australian citizen until you have read the oath or affirmation in the presence of the Mayor or another person authorised to represent the Federal Government in this capacity. Council is not authorised to give you your certificate except at a citizenship ceremony.


 


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