Citizenship Ceremonies

Before you can become an Australian citizen, you need to first contact the Department of Home Affairs to find out if you meet the criteria.

If you are eligible, you'll be asked to complete an application form, pay a fee and attend a short interview. The department will notify you in writing if your application is successful and will contact you again to advise the date, time and location of your citizenship ceremony.


Camden Council’s role

Camden Council places great importance on Australian citizenship and hosts four ceremonies each year for local residents who have been approved to become Australian citizens by the Department of Home Affairs. The Mayor of Camden conducts the ceremonies.

Please note: Camden Council does not process applications and our staff are not involved in any decision making.  All of these decisions are made by the Department of Home Affairs. If you have any questions about your application, contact the Department of Home Affairs or phone the Citizenship Information Line on 131 880.

In 2018 Camden Council welcomed a total of 256 new citizens to the Camden Local Government Area. This was the largest number of new citizens for our area in a single year.


Upcoming Citizenship Ceremonies in 2019

  • Saturday 26 January 2019 (Australia Day)
  • Monday 1 April 2019
  • Monday 15 July 2019
  • Tuesday 17 September 2019 (National Citizenship Day)
  • Monday 28 October 2019


Should you have any special requirements regarding the ceremony, such as assisted disability access, contact Camden Council’s Events Officer as soon as you are advised of your scheduled ceremony date on 4654 7777.