Citizenship Ceremonies

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The final step in becoming an Australian Citizen is to make a Pledge of Commitment at a citizenship ceremony.

After successfully applying for Australian citizenship with the Department of Home Affairs, candidates are invited to make their pledge at a citizenship ceremony organised by their local council.

Dubbo Regional Council holds several ceremonies during the year.

If you have received your letter of approval and are awaiting to attend a ceremony council will notify you by an invitation letter of when to attend a ceremony. Please note due to large volumes of candidates you may not be invited to attend a ceremony for several months.

The Department of Home Affairs manages all citizenship placements. Therefore, we are not able to advise which ceremony date you will be placed in, please call 131 880 or head to their website; Department of Home Affairs


Your invitation letter will detail all requirements for your citizenship ceremony and you will be required to bring the following:

  • You must bring a government issued photo identification (ie driver’s licence or passport).
  • You must bring your invitation letter.

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

All decisions regarding Citizenship are made by the Department of Home Affairs. If you have any questions about your application, make contact through the Department of Home Affairs website or phone the Citizenship Information Line on 131 880.

Dubbo Regional Council do not produce citizenship certificates. If you have lost, damaged or your certificate needs to be replaced, please contact the Department of Home Affairs.

Please do not contact Council about your specific application. Dubbo Regional Council does not process applications and our staff are not involved in any decision making.

If you have received your ceremony invitation letter and have questions, please contact Council’s Executive Assistant Mayor on 02 6801 4000.


Last Edited: 05 Jul 2023

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