Citizenship Ceremonies

Before you can become an Australian citizen you need to first contact the Federal Department of Immigration and Border Protection, 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.

If you are a Camden resident your ceremony will be held at the Camden Civic Centre.

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 Immigration and Border Protection. 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. We don't even decide which ceremony you will attend. All of these decisions are made by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. If you have any questions about your application, contact the Department of Immigration and Border Protection  or phone the Citizenship Information Line on 13 18 80.

In 2016 Camden Council welcomed a total of 169 new citizens to the Camden Local Government Area. This was largest number of new citizens for our area in a single year. 

Upcoming Citizenship Ceremonies in 2017    

  • Thursday 26 January 2017
  • Monday 10 April 2017
  • Monday 17 July 2017 
  • Monday 16 October 2017

Further dates to be confirmed. Dates are subject to change.


Should you have any special requirements regarding the ceremony, such as assisted disability access, contact the Camden Council’s Events Officer as soon as you are advised of your scheduled ceremony date on 4654 7822.


Department of Immigration and Border Protection