Citizenship Ceremonies

Campbelltown City Council hold a number of Australian Citizenship Ceremonies throughout the year on request from the Department of Home Affairs.

Applying for citizenship

Applications for Australian Citizenship are assessed by the Department of Home Affairs and if approved, the final step in becoming an Australian Citizen is to make a Pledge of Commitment at a citizenship ceremony in the presence of the Mayor.

Campbelltown City Council holds these ceremonies on behalf of the Australian Government.

Request a Citizenship Application Pack

You can get an application to become an Australian citizen online from the Department Of Home Affairs or by phoning 131 881. The application pack includes eligibility criteria and supporting information.

Campbelltown City Citizenship Ceremonies

The Mayor or General Manager of Campbelltown lead our citizenship ceremonies.

At the ceremony, successful applicants make a pledge of commitment as a citizen of the Commonwealth of Australia. All new citizens are then presented with a Certificate of Australian Citizenship, which formally represents your Australian citizenship.

Councillors and Members of Parliament who represent Campbelltown at a state and federal level are also invited to attend citizenship ceremonies.

Citizenship ceremonies are usually held every 4-6 weeks

However it can take between 5-6 months after receiving your Australian Citizenship approval before you are invited to attend a Citizenship Ceremony.

  • The wait time is due to the large volume of applications being processed by the Department of Home Affairs
  • Council does not have access to the Department of Home Affairs waiting list
  • It is only after a ceremony is complete that the Department will send the list of names for the next ceremony.

Your invitation

We will mail an invitation letter to you - about 4 weeks before the event.

Check your invitation to confirm the details of your ceremony:

  • The ceremony location
  • Date and time
  • How to confirm your attendance, and
  • We will also let you know what photo identification you will need to bring on the day.

The ceremony is an important event where you make a commitment to Australia. You and your guests should be dressed in formal or smart casual clothing and groomed to reflect its significance.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is my ceremony?

When you have been scheduled to attend a ceremony you will receive an invitation by mail approximately 2-4 weeks before the date of your ceremony.

Campbelltown Council does not have access to who is on a list prior to this time.

What is the waiting time for a ceremony?

The waiting period for a Citizenship Ceremony once you have received the approval letter from the Department of Home Affairs is approximately 6–9 months.

Where are Citizenship Ceremonies held?

These ceremonies are held in the Campbelltown Civic Hall (Queen Street) or Greg Percival Community Centre (cnr Cumberland and Oxford Roads, Ingleburn).

The location will be confirmed on your invitation.

What do I do if I am unable to attend my ceremony?

You should notify the Department of Home Affairs if you are unable to attend your ceremony.

In most cases you will be invited to another ceremony within the months following.

Please be aware that if you do not attend a ceremony and make a Pledge of Commitment within 12 months of the date your citizenship application was approved, the approval of your application may be cancelled.

What is the number for the Australian Citizenship Information Centre?

The Australian Citizenship Information Centre can be contacted on 131 881.

How many guests can I bring to the ceremony?

You are most welcome to bring a guest, however due to the venue's capacity we are restricted to one guest per family and one guest for those attending the ceremony on their own.

How long does the Citizenship ceremony run for?

The Citizenship Ceremony runs for approximately one hour. We do ask that you remain for the entire ceremony.