To become an Australian Citizen you must first apply for Australian Citizenship through the Department of Home Affairs.

Application forms for Australian Citizenship can be obtained from the Department of Home Affairs.

Once your application has been processed and you have attended an interview, the Department will notify you in writing whether or not your application has been approved. Around 90 per cent of applications are decided within 6 months of lodgement.

A few months later, the Department will send you a letter of invitation to attend a Citizenship Ceremony at Strathfield Council. In 2020 Council will host 11 citizenship ceremonies, including a special ceremony on Australia Day.

Council's 2020 Citizenship Ceremony dates are:

  • Sunday 26 January (Australia Day)
  • Thursday 20 February

  • Thursday 19 March - Cancelled

  • Thursday 30 April - Cancelled 

  • Thursday 21 May - Cancelled 

  • Thursday 11 June

  • Thursday 30 July

  • Thursday 27 August

  • Thursday 17 September (Australian Citizenship Day)

  • Thursday 29 October

  • Thursday 19 November

To find out the date of your citizenship ceremony please call the Citizenship Information Line on 131 880.

For further information on location and start time of Ceremonies, contact Council on 9748 9999.

Please note, Strathfield Council has no role in the processing or determination of citizenship applications or holding of citizenship tests. For enquiries, information on the status of your application, allocation to ceremony dates, or to download an application kit contact the Department of Home Affairs by telephoning the Citizenship Information Line on 131 880 or visit the Department of Home Affairs.