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At a Northern Beaches Council Citizenship Ceremony you’ll receive your citizenship certificate in front of your family and friends. 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 6 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.

When, Where and What to Bring

The 2019 ceremony dates are:

25 FebruaryCouncil Chambers, Dee Why
18 MarchCouncil Chambers, Dee Why
6 MayCouncil Chambers, Dee Why
15 JuneGlen Street Theatre, Belrose
29 JulyGlen Street Theatre, Belrose
5 AugustGlen Street Theatre, Belrose
26 AugustGlen Street Theatre, Belrose
17 SeptemberCouncil Chambers, Dee Why
28 OctoberCouncil Chambers, Dee Why
18 NovemberCouncil Chambers, Dee Why

Ceremonies are held at Glen Street Theatre, Belrose or Council Chambers, Dee Why for 90-150 candidates.

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, free.

Family and Friends

We welcome your family and friends. However, we ask that you bring no more than two guests so we can seat everyone. Guests sit separately from the candidate during the ceremony.

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 on 9942 2301 or 9976 1624.