Citizenship

People attending a citizenship ceremony

Becoming an Australian citizen gives you a number of rights such as voting and the ability to leave and re-enter Australia, but also comes with responsibilities such as obeying Australian laws and defending Australia if the need arises. There are eligibility requirements, an application process, an interview, and then the ceremony.

How to apply for Australian Citizenship

For more information about becoming an Australian citizen, visit Department of Immigration and Border Protection or phone 131 880.

Citizenship Ceremonies

Willoughby City Council regularly hosts Citizenship Ceremonies in the Council Chambers.

Each Candidate will be officially presented with their Australian Citizenship Certificate and will also receive a personal photograph as a memento of the occasion.

Families and friends are most welcome to attend.

Ceremony Dates for 2017

The Ceremonies are be held in Council Chambers
6th Floor, 31 Victor Street, Chatswood
Ceremonies commence at 11.30 am and usually end at 12.45 pm.

Day 

Date 

Wednesday

8 February

Wednesday

15 March

Wednesday

22 March

Wednesday

5 April

Wednesday

26 April

Wednesday

17 May

Wednesday

7 June

Wednesday

21 June

Wednesday

19 July

Wednesday

23 August

Wednesday

6 September

Wednesday

25 October

Wednesday

8 November


Advice on when your Ceremony will take place

After an application has been approved, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection advises the candidate by letter of the date of their Ceremony. 

Willoughby Council only organises the Ceremony, not the dates on which Candidates will attend.

Please contact the Department of Immigration and Border Protection on 131 880 for further information.