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Australian Citizenship

 

We are pleased to assist you in the final steps to becomming an Australian Citizen.


Citizenship Ceremonies 2022

Our upcoming ceremonies by date, time and venue are as follows.


Tuesday 26 July, 2pm - Online Ceremony

Wednesday 24 August, 6:30pm Terrace Function Room, Lane Cove Community Hub

Wednesday September 21, 2pm September - Online Ceremony  

Wednesday October 12, 6:30pm - Terrace Function Room, Lane Cove Community Hub

Wednesday November 16, 2pm - Online Ceremony


Venue for in-person ceremonies: Terrace Function Room, Lane Cove Community Hub, 1 Pottery Lane, Lane Cove NSW 2066

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.

Council sends invitations for online ceremonies and the Department of Home Affairs sends invitations for in-person ceremonies. 

Further information about citizenship ceremonies such as what happens on the day, what to bring, what to wear etc. can be found on the Department of Home Affairs Citizenship Ceremony FAQ Webpage.


Frequently Asked Questions

I have received my letter of approval, how soon can I go to the ceremony?

The waiting time is between three to six months from your approval until you attend a ceremony. The Dept of Home Affairs (DHA) sends you a letter of invitation at least two weeks prior to the ceremony telling you the date and time of your ceremony.


I need to have an urgent Citizenship, what do I do?

Unfortunately, Council does not have control over the order of names received from the Department. If you require an urgent citizenship, please contact the Department of Home Affairs


Where are the in-person ceremonies held?

Terrace Function Room, Lane Cove Community Hub, 1 Pottery Lane, Lane Cove NSW 2066.


How long does the Citizenship Ceremony take?

It generally takes an hour. All candidates must arrive 30 mins before the ceremony so they can register and obtain their seat number.


What do I need to bring to the ceremony?

Please bring your invitation letter from the DHA to assist with identification, as well as current Australian photo identification such as a Driver’s Licence or passport. If you do not have photo identification please bring at least three documents bearing your name, address and signature. Examples include bank statements, credit cards or bills.

These documents are also required as proof of identification by the Australian Electoral Commission, whose representatives will be present at the ceremony, to allow you to vote in Australian elections.


Can photos be taken during the ceremony?

Absolutely! As the ceremony is a very special moment and milestone, we would love you to have a photograph to remember the day. You are welcome to bring your phone/camera to the ceremony.


Who can I contact with further questions?

For information on eligibility and how to apply to be an Australian citizen, please contact the DHA citizenship info line on 131 880 or visit https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/citizenship/become-a-citizen. If you have any citizenship enquiries for Council, please email service@lanecove.nsw.gov.au.