Australian Citizenship

Australian citizenship is an important common bond for all Australians, whether Australians by birth or by choice, and lies at the heart of a unified, cohesive and inclusive Australia. It is a unique symbol of formally identifying with Australia, acknowledging responsibilities and conferring significant privileges that allow people to participate fully in the community.

Northern Beaches Council holds Citizenship Ceremonies on behalf of the Department of Home Affairs for conferees residing within our Local Government Area. It’s a proud and memorable day.

Once you have been approved to become a citizen and received your letter of approval from the Department of Home Affairs, you will be put on a wait list for a ceremony. Council will receive your details one month prior to your allocated ceremony date and will send you an invitation to attend a Citizenship Ceremony along with one guest. 

Council hosts approximately 10 to 12 ceremonies per year at Glen Street Theatre, Belrose.

For information regarding your position on the waitlist please contact the Department of Home Affairs.

How do I become an Australian Citizen?

You can become a citizen of Australia in different ways. Visit the Department of Home Affairs for more information.

Still have questions about your Citizenship Ceremony?

Enquiries specifically relating to your ceremony (not including your waiting time) can be made by contacting Northern Beaches Council Events Team.