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.
2019 Citizenship Ceremonies
- Australia Day – Saturday 26 January, 10am to 12pm at Mosman Drill Hall, Cross Street, Mosman. This year’s Australia Day Ambassador will be Dr Cindy Pan (medical practitioner, best-selling author and media personality). Official proceedings will commence at 10am and conclude around 11am. All invited and welcome to stay for a community BBQ 11am to 12pm.
- Additional ceremonies throughout 2019 will be held, dates TBC, 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 30-45 minutes and is then followed by a short welcome reception for new citizens, their family and their guests.
An electoral form is also completed at the Ceremony, so that the names of new citizens can be added to the Electoral Roll.