At a Northern Beaches Council Citizenship Ceremony you’ll receive your citizenship certificate. It’s a proud and memorable day.

Once you have been approved and received your letter of approval from the DIBP, you will be put on a six month waiting list for a ceremony. Council will receive your details one month prior to your allocated ceremony date and will then contact you at this time.

Please do not contact Council prior to receiving your invitation to a ceremony as we are unable to tell you where you sit on the waiting list.

2023 ceremony dates

  • Thursday 26 January (Australia Day)

  • Monday 20 February

  • Monday 13 March

  • Monday 1 May

  • Monday 15 May

  • Monday 5 June

  • Monday 10 July

  • Monday 14 August

  • Monday 28 August

  • Saturday 16 September (National Citizenship Day)

  • Monday 9 October

  • Monday 20 November

About the ceremonies

Ceremonies are held at Glen Street Theatre, Belrose.

Ceremonies will usually commence at 6pm (with registration prior) and take approximately one hour. Confirmed ceremony times will be provided on your invitation. 

Dates are subject to change, so check the details on your invitation, or contact us closer to the date.

Don’t forget to bring photo identification.

All candidates will stand as a group and take the pledge of Citizenship (Oath or Affirmation). If you wish to hold a holy book while you pledge, you’re welcome to bring your own choice.

Professional photographs are taken and available to download online for free.

A smart casual dress code applies to all citizenship ceremonies. National or cultural dress is also acceptable.

Citizenship for children

If you apply for citizenship for a child under 16 years of age, you need to attend the ceremony and receive their Citizenship Certificate on their behalf. Children are not required to attend, but of course we welcome them.

Still have questions about ceremonies

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