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Becoming an Australian citizen is an important step which presents you with a common bond that brings the people of Australia together. It allows for an individual to show their pride in being part of Australia, with its dynamic and diverse community. Australian citizenship also brings with it significant additional rights and responsibilities.
The City of Canterbury Bankstown Council conducts Citizenship Ceremonies regularly for overseas residents of the Local Government Area wishing to become Australian citizens. These Ceremonies are conducted by us under delegated authority from the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship.
More information about Australian Citizenship is available on the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection website. Information on how to apply and application forms are also available.
The Department of Immigration and Border protection will send candidates an invitation to attend a citizenship ceremony where they will be required to make a Pledge of Commitment to Australia and be presented with a Certificate of Citizenship. Please ensure your current address is updated with the Department of Immigration.
The ceremony lasts around 1.5 hours. All Candidates will be required to arrive early for registration purposes and must bring Proof of Identity (Licence, Passport, Visa, etc) and their letter of invitation from the Department of Immigration. Photographs will be taken.
For more information, contact our Customer Service Centre on 9707 9000.