We are proud to assist you in the final steps to becoming an Australian citizen.
North Sydney Council will resume in-person ceremonies starting on 26 January 2022 (Australia Day) in the Independent Theater.
Enquiries: please contact 9936 8100.
Venue: Hutley Hall, North Sydney Council, 200 Miller Street, North Sydney.
Citizenship Ceremonies 2022
Wednesday 26 January 2022, 10am - Independent Theatre
Wednesday 23 February 2022, 6pm
Wednesday 23 March 2022, 6pm
Wednesday 20 April 2022, 6pm
Wednesday 25 May 2022, 6pm
Wednesday 15 June 2022, 6pm
Wednesday 20 July 2022, 6pm
Wednesday 21 September 2022, 6pm
Wednesday 12 October 2022, 6pm
Wednesday 16 November 2022, 6pm
Wednesday 14 December 2022, 6pm
Frequently Asked Questions
I have received my letter of approval, how soon can I go to the ceremony?
The application process is lengthy and you may have a waiting time of between three to six months from your approval until you attend a ceremony. The Dept of Home Affairs (DHA) sends you a letter of invitation normally three weeks prior to the ceremony telling you the date and time of your ceremony.
Do I need to attend a ceremony to receive my certificate?
Yes, attending your Citizenship Ceremony is compulsory. Candidates need to make their Pledge in order to validate their citizenship and receive their certificate
Where are the ceremonies held?
Hutley Hall here at North Sydney Council, 200 Miller Street, North Sydney.
How long does the Citizenship Ceremony take?
It generally takes from 45 mins to 1 hour. All candidates must arrive 30 mins before the ceremony so they can register and obtain their seat number.
What do I need to bring to the ceremony?
Please bring your invitation letter from the DHA to assist with identification, as well as current Australian photo identification such as a Driver’s Licence or passport. If you do not have photo identification please bring at least three documents bearing your name, address and signature. Examples include bank statements, credit cards or bills.
These documents are also required as proof of identification by the Australian Electoral Commission, whose representatives will be present at the ceremony, to allow you to vote in Australian elections.
Can I bring guests along to the ceremony?
Due to current health and safety regulations, no guests are permitted to attend Citizenship Ceremonies until further notice.
Do children need to attend Citizenship Ceremonies?
Children aged 16 years and under are not legally required to attend the ceremony, though they are welcome to attend and participate where possible. If a child does not attend the parent whom the child is registered under can collect the certificate on their behalf at the ceremony.
I have children who are not becoming Australian citizens at this ceremony, where do they sit?
If your child is under 16 they are able to attend the ceremony with you.
Can photos be taken during the ceremony?
As the ceremony is a very special moment, we would love you to have a photograph to remember the day. Please bring your phone/camera to the ceremony and you can have a photo taken with the Mayor.
Are there facilities for the elderly, children’s prams or those with a disability?
Yes. The ceremony is conducted in the Hutley Hall which can be accessed by a ramp from the carpark at the rear of the main building. Please contact us if you need to 9936 8100.
Who can I contact with further questions?
For information on eligibility and how to apply to be an Australian citizen, please contact the DHA citizenship info line on 131 880 or visit https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/citizenship/become-a-citizen