Citizenship

How do I become an Australian Citizen?

The first step in becoming an Australian citizen is to contact the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

Most applicants will be required to sit the Australian citizenship test.  Following the successful processing of your application, wait for the arrival of your approval letter from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

Approximately six months after receiving your approval letter, you will receive another letter from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, inviting you to attend an Australian citizenship ceremony at Liverpool City Council.

Citizenships for Liverpool 2017 will be held at  Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre at 6pm on the following dates:

  • 26 January at 10:30 - 12 noon
  • 28 February
  • 14 March
  • 18 July
  • 22 August
  • 20 September
  • 7 November at 10:30am
  • 20 November
  • 12 December

Directions to the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre are available here.

Council is not able to speed up the application process or hold your ceremony before approval has been given.

If you have any enquiries regarding your approval letter and date of Citizenship, please contact the Department of Immigration and Border Protection on 131 880.  

Council's Citizenship Officer can be contacted on 9821 8813. Council is unable to answer questions on your Citizenship status and where your application is on the waiting list.

Council's Customer Contact Centre 1300 362 170