Citizenship Ceremonies

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Becoming an Australian citizen is an important decision to make which will impact you and your family’s future. Australian citizenship symbolises our unity as a nation. It represents commitment to this country and its people, the values we share and our common future. Australian Citizenship also represents the sense of belonging to the country you’ve decided to make your home.

To apply for Australian Citizenship, please contact the Department of Home Affairs.

Most applicants will be required to sit the Australian citizenship test. Once the application process is successful, you will receive a letter of approval from the Department of Home Affairs.

Australia Citizenship ceremonies fulfil legal requirements prescribed by the Australian Citizenship Act 2007 and the Australian Citizenship Regulations 2007. Ceremonies are conducted under the authority of the Australian Government minister responsible for Citizenship matters.

Approximately six months after receiving your approval letter, you will be contacted via the email address on your application from the Department of Home Affairs, inviting you to attend an Australian citizenship ceremony with Central Coast Council.

Our role is to conduct the Citizenship Ceremonies on behalf of the Australian Government. We are not a point of contact for those wishing to apply for, or wanting a status update on their Australian Citizenship.

All citizenship information on your Australian Citizenship is managed by the Department of Home Affairs, including allocation of ceremony dates and times. The Department of Home Affairs will not under any circumstances move people forward on the list or give preference to attend a ceremony.

If you have any enquiries regarding your approval letter and date of Citizenship, please contact the Department of Home Affairs on 131 880.

Due to the current NSW Government Health Order on gatherings Central Coast Council citizenship ceremonies have ceased until it is safe to resume.

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Last updated : Thu 16 Sep 2021