Citizenship

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Council runs citizenship ceremonies throughout the year.

How do I become an Australian Citizen?

The first step in becoming an Australian citizen is to contact the Department of Home Affairs.

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 Home Affairs.

Approximately six months after receiving your approval letter, you will receive another letter from the Department of Home Affairs, inviting you to attend an Australian citizenship ceremony at Fairfield City Council.

Enquiries

All citizenship information is handled by the Department of Home Affairs, including allocation of ceremony dates and times. The Department of Home Affairs will not under any circumstances move people forward on the list or give preference to attend a ceremony.

If you have any enquiries regarding your approval letter and date of Citizenship, please contact the Department of Home Affairs on 131 880. Council is unable to answer questions on your Citizenship status and where your application is on the waiting list.