While the Department of Immigration and Citizenship manages the citizenship application process, Sutherland Shire Council holds regular Australian citizenship ceremonies on behalf of the Federal Government.
Applying for Australian Citizenship
Applications for Australian Citizenship are assessed by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship, not by Sutherland Shire Council.
For information about becoming an Australian Citizen, including application forms, you should visit the Department's Citizenship website.
The final step in becoming an Australian citizen is taking the Pledge of Committment at a Citizenship Ceremony.
Once your application is approved, and within five weeks of the next scheduled ceremony (see dates above), you will receive an invitation to attend a Citizenship Ceremony.
Note: Sutherland Shire Council has no role in choosing which ceremony you are invited to attend. We simply receive a list of names from the Department approximately five weeks prior to each ceremony.
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