Citizenship Ceremonies

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Citizenship Ceremony Dates

The next Citizenship Ceremony will be held in January 2023. If you are eligible to attend a scheduled ceremony, you will receive an invitation from the Department of Home Affairs.

The Path to Citizenship

Before you can become an Australian citizen you need to first contact the Department of Home Affairs to find out if you meet the criteria.

If you are eligible, you'll be asked to complete an application form, pay a fee and attend a short interview. The Department of Home Affairs will notify you (in writing) if your application is successful and contact you again to advise the date, time and location of your citizenship ceremony.

If you are a resident of City of Newcastle, your ceremony will take place at one of our historic venues.

FAQs

When are the Citizenship Ceremonies held?

City of Newcastle holds a ceremony each year on 26 January, and another two ceremonies are held throughout the year (usually May and September). One-off private ceremonies may be possible if certain criteria is met. Please contact the Department of Home Affairs on 131 881 to obtain a form. Complete and return the form to the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs (Department of Home Affairs) who will confirm if your request is approved. 

Can I bring my family and friends to the ceremony?
Am I scheduled for the next ceremony?
Can I attend a private Citizenship Ceremony?
Can I be provided with a list of attendees attending a Citizenship Ceremony?
How can I become an Australian Citizen?
How long does the citizenship process take?
Is there a fee involved to obtain Citizenship?
Do I have to attend a Citizenship Ceremony to become a citizen?
Where can I go to obtain more information on citizenship?
Where can I get an Australian Citizenship Pack?