Becoming an Australian Citizen
To become an Australian Citizen you start the process by contacting the Department of Immigration and Border Protection via the Citizenship Information Line on 131 880 or online at Citizenship Information.
Once the application has been processed and approved, a Certificate is printed and forwarded to your local Council for presentation at a Citizenship Ceremony.
Taking the pledge of commitment as a citizen of the Commonwealth of Australia during the Citizenship Ceremony is the final step to becoming an Australian Citizen.
The Department of Immigration and Border Protection will notify you of the date and timing of your Ceremony. If you have any enquiries about the date of your Ceremony call the Citizenship Information Line on 131 880.
Mosman Council usually hosts six Citizenship Ceremonies a year.
2021 Citizenship Ceremonies
Ceremonies will be held on Thursdays: 26 January, 22 April, 24 June, 15 July, 19 August, 16 September, 28 October and16 December commencing at 7.00pm at the Grand Hall, Mosman Art Gallery & Community Centre, 1 Art Gallery Way, Mosman.
About the Citizenship Ceremonies
Other than Australia Day, the Citizenship Ceremonies are usually conducted at the Mosman Art Gallery & Community Centre at 7.00pm by the Mayor and General Manager or their delegates. The official Ceremony takes about 45 minutes.
An electoral form is also completed at the Ceremony, so that the names of new citizens can be added to the Electoral Roll.