Council is continuing to monitor the evolving situation with COVID-19. Please see our dedicated webpage for up-to-date information on Council services and advice.

In the interest of health and safety, the Department of Home Affairs has temporarily cancelled all in-person citizenship ceremonies.
In accordance with the Departments recommendation, Strathfield Council will now be hosting online citizenship ceremonies.

Conferees will be invited to online ceremonies by phone and email. For more information please call Council on 9748 9999.

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 the interest of public health and safety, the Hon Alan Tudge MP, Acting Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs issued a statement that the Government will hold online citizenship ceremonies via a secure video link. The statement may be read here.

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 – Cancelled
  • Thursday 30 July – Cancelled
  • Thursday 27 August – Cancelled
  • Thursday 17 September (Australian Citizenship Day) – Cancelled
  • Thursday 29 October – Cancelled
  • Thursday 19 November – Cancelled

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.