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Citizenship Ceremonies

Due to COVID-19 and NSW Health requirements, all Council face-to-face Citizenship Ceremonies have been postponed until further notice. Further information will be provided in due course.

Citizenship ceremonies fulfil legal requirements prescribed by the Australian Citizenship Act 2007 and the Australian Citizenship Regulations 2007. Ceremonies are conducted under the authority of the Australian Government minister responsible for Citizenship matters.

The role of the Council is to conduct the Citizenship Ceremonies and is not a point of contact for those wishing to apply for Australian Citizenship.

Citizenship Ceremony Dates

Council conducts Citizenship Ceremonies once per month (excluding September, October and December) for residents of the Ryde local government area who have been granted Citizenship. Attending a Citizenship Ceremony and making the Pledge of Commitment is the final legal requirement to become an Australian Citizen.

Australia Day

The first Citizenship Ceremony for 2020 will be held on 26 January as part of the City of Ryde Australia Day Ceremony.

Regular Ceremonies

Ceremonies are held on a Thursday and commence at 7 pm in the Civic Hall. Please refer to your invitation for further ceremony details.

  • 13 February
  • 12 March
  • 11 June
  • 9 July (NAIDOC Week)
  • 27 August
  • November – Date To be confirmed

For further information contact the Events Team on 9952 8222.

Last updated on 8 July 2020