Citizenship Ceremonies

We are proud to assist you in the final steps to becoming an Australian citizen.


(Due to Covid 19 restrictions, Council is now conducting online ceremonies.  You will receive an invitation to a ceremony from Council via email)

 Enquiries please contact 9936 8100.


Citizenship Ceremonies 2021

Tuesday        26 January 2021, 10am

Wednesday   17 February 2021, 6pm

Wednesday   10 March 2021, 6pm

Wednesday   31 March 2021, 6pm

Wednesday   14 April 2021, 6pm

Wednesday   28 April 2021, 6pm

Wednesday   05 May 2021, 6pm

Wednesday   12 May 2021, 6pm

Wednesday   19 May 2021, 6pm

Wednesday    26 May 2021, 6pm

Wednesday    09 June 2021, 6pm

Wednesday    16 June 2021, 6pm

Wednesday    23 June 2021, 6pm

Wednesday,   30 June 2021, 6pm - CANCELLED due to Covid-19 lockdown Greater Sydney Area

Thursday,       08 July 2021, 6pm -  CANCELLED due to Covid-19 lockdown Greater Sydney Area

            Wednesday,  14 July 2021, 9am - 3pm (online via zoom)

            Friday,            16 July 2021, 9am - 3pm (online via zoom)

            Monday,         19 July 2021, 9am - 3pm (online via zoom

            Wednesday,   21 July 2021, 9am - 3pm (online via zoom)

            Wednesday,   18 August 2021, 10am - 4pm (online via zoom)

            Wednesday,   8 September 2021, 10am - 4pm (online via zoom)

            Wednesday,   22 September 2021, 10am - 4pm (online via zoom)

            Wednesday,   13 October 2021, 10am to 4pm (online via zoom)


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?

In the 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 and a staff member will take a photo for you.


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