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Becoming an Australian Citizen is the final stage of your migration journey.
It is an important milestone and a celebration of becoming a part of our diverse community. As a new Australian Citizen, you have new rights and responsibilities.
The Department of Home Affairs – Immigration and Citizenship is responsible for the management of all candidates on the wait list.
For more information about Australian Citizenship and the application process, visit the
Department of Home Affairs website. You can also call the
Australian Citizenship Information Line on
Once your application for Citizenship has been approved, an invitation will be sent to attend a ceremony. Please ensure your current address is up to date with the Department of Immigration.
It usually takes three months from receiving approval to attending a ceremony. However, in some cases, it may take up to six months.
The City of Canterbury Bankstown conducts a number of Citizenship Ceremonies throughout the year on behalf of the Department of Home Affairs.
On the day of the ceremony, you will be required to arrive early for registration. You must bring Proof of Identity and your letter of invitation from the Department of Home Affairs.
The ceremony will take approximately one and a half hours.
You will be required to make a Pledge of Commitment to Australia and will be presented with a Certificate of Citizenship.
You will have the opportunity to take a photo with the Mayor.