Citizenship Ceremonies

citizenship 360x284Inner West Council holds regular citizenship ceremonies to welcome new citizens into the Inner West community.

Inner West Council is not responsible for deciding who becomes an Australian Citizen or when you attend a ceremony.

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection are responsible for citizenship applications, approvals and ceremony allocations.

Once the Department of Immigration and Border Protection approves your application, they will invite you to attend a citizenship ceremony in your local council area.

To attend a ceremony at Inner West Council, you need to live within the Inner West Council Local Government area.

Inner West Council holds citizenship ceremonies on the third Wednesday of each month. There are approximately 100 people who become new citizens at each ceremony. Citizenship ceremonies usually commence at 6pm and go for about an hour. Generally, you will be asked to arrive about 45 minutes before the ceremony so that you can register and find your allocated seat. Your family and friends are welcome to sit in the guest area. You will need to bring your approval letter and photo identification to the ceremony you have been allocated to.

For further information, please contact the Department of Immigration and Border Protection on their general enquiry number 131 880, alternatively Council’s Customer Service may be able to assist with your enquiry.


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