City of Sydney citizenship ceremonies

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Citizenship Information Line

phone number
131 880

In-person ceremonies will start in 2022.

We held our last virtual ceremony on 17 November 2021. We now look forward to starting in-person ceremonies next year.

If you live in the City of Sydney local government area and are awaiting a ceremony, you will be invited to one in order of when you were approved.

We will be holding a lot of ceremonies in March to catch up on our waitlist. We invite approximately 180 people to each ceremony and hope to send out email invitations in December 2021.

If you have compassionate or compelling grounds for a ceremony, please contact the Department of Home Affairs directly.

Invitations are sent by email, so be sure your email and other contact details are up to date in your Immi account. You should add [email protected] to your contacts to ensure the invitation will not go to your spam or junk mail.

Please note, our ceremonies are for people in the City of Sydney local area only. If you don’t live in this area you need to contact your local council or Home Affairs.

2022 in-person ceremonies

  • Monday 28 February – 2 ceremonies
  • Tuesday 1 March – 1 ceremony
  • Thursday 3 March – 1 ceremony
  • Wednesday 9 March – 2 ceremonies

2021 online ceremonies

  • Wednesday 6 October – 2 ceremonies
  • Thursday 14 October – 2 ceremonies
  • Wednesday 20 October – 2 ceremonies
  • Tuesday 26 October – 2 ceremonies
  • Thursday 4 November – 2 ceremonies
  • Friday 12 November – 2 ceremonies
  • Wednesday 17 November – 2 ceremonies

Do you have questions about your citizenship ceremony?

If you live in the City of Sydney local area, contact our Protocol Unit. If you live outside our local area, contact your local council.

Office of the Lord Mayor

Protocol Unit

phone number
02 9265 9982

For any other enquiries about your citizenship application or the date of your ceremony, contact the Department of Home Affairs or phone the Citizenship Information Line.

Citizenship Information Line

phone number
131 880

We don’t produce your citizenship certificate. If it’s lost, damaged or needs to be replaced, contact the Department of Home Affairs.