Application for Australian Citizenship must be made through the Department of Home Affairs. Application forms are available from https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/Trav/Citi or you can call the Department on 131 880. After the 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.
These Citizenship Ceremonies are held on a regular basis approximately every 6-8 weeks, for up to 40 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.
Dates for ceremonies at Lane Cove Council in 2018 are:
Friday 26 January - 10am
Wednesday 7 March - 7pm
Wednesday 2 May - 7pm
Wednesday 25 July - 7pmWednesday 5 September - 7pm
Wednesday 24 October - 7pm