Application for Australian
Citizenship must be made through the Department of Home Affairs. Application
forms are available from the Department
of Home Affairs' Website or you can call the Department on 131 880.
After an Applicant has been accepted for Australian
Citizenship, he/she will be advised by the Department of Home Affairs when they
have been allocated a date for attendance at a formal Citizenship Ceremony.
Lane Cove's Citizenship Ceremonies are held on a regular
basis approximately every 6-8 weeks, for up to 60 applicants. The Mayor
officiates at the Ceremony and administers the Pledge of Allegiance. After the
Applicant swears the Pledge of Allegiance to Australia before the Mayor, he/she
is presented with an Australian Citizenship Certificate and is granted all the
rights, privileges and obligations of those who were born in Australia.