Citizenship

Becoming an Australian citizen is a special occasion and an important decision that will impact on the rest of your life and the future of your children. It represents the beginning of a new period in a person's life, demonstrating their allegiance to Australia and the Australian way of life.

Council hosts a number of Citizenship ceremonies a year. When the Department of Home Affairs has approved your application, it will inform you by letter. You must then wait for the Department of Home Affairs to advise Council of the date and time of the ceremony which they have allocated you.

Council will then immediately advise you of the date and time of your ceremony and other relevant information. If you have been approved but have not received a letter from Council, and you have any enquiries about the date of your ceremony, you can call the Citizenship Information Line on 131 880.

Australian Citizenship ceremonies in Ku-ring-gai

Ku-ring-gai Council's next Citizenship Ceremony will be held on Australia Day Wednesday 26 January 2022. This ceremony will be a face to face ceremony. Ku-ring-gai council is not currently offering online ceremonies.

When the Department of Home Affairs have approved your application they will inform you by letter. You must then wait for the Department of Home Affairs to advise Ku-ring-gai Council of the date and time of the ceremony which they have allocated you.

Council will advise you of the date and time of your ceremony and other relevant information via your postal address. Please ensure all details are up to date in your Immi account.

Ku-ring-gai Council will invite you to attend a Australian Citizenship Ceremony based on your approval date. Please note that as per your approval letter from the Department of Home Affairs the ceremony can take place up to 6 months from your approval date.

If you have an urgent ceremony request please email the Department of Home Affairs virtual.ceremony.nsw@homeaffairs.gov.au along with supporting evidence of your request.

If you have been approved but have not received a letter from Council, and you have any enquiries about the date of your ceremony you can call the Citizenship Information Line on 131 880.

Important information

  • All client information is handled by Department of Home Affairs,  NOT Council.
  • Only the Department of Home Affairs can allocate clients to attend a ceremony, NOT Council.

Please note: Quite often the Department of Immigration Customer Service line advises clients to contact the local Council for information in regards to ceremonies. This information is not correct. Until Council has been informed that a person has been allocated to the next ceremony, we do not have access to any client information.

All enquiries regarding Australian Citizenship must be referred to: The Department of Home Affairs on 131 880.

If you have already been approved for Australian Citizenship please request to speak to the “Citizenship Ceremonies Section”.