Citizenship ceremonies

Two women receiving wards during citizenship ceremony

Become an Australian citizen

To become an Australian citizen, you must apply via the Department of Home Affairs website.


Or call them on 13 18 81

Once you’ve applied and your application have been approved by the Department of Home Affairs, you will receive an invitation advising the date and venue for your Citizenship Ceremony.

Citizenship ceremony locations

Maitland City Council hosts Citizenship Ceremonies roughly six (6) times per year, including Australia Day and the Riverlights Multicultural Festival. These are often held at the Maitland Regional Athletics Centre, or Maitland Town Hall.

If you have received your invitation and would like to know more information regarding your Citizenship Ceremony, email the Office of the General Manager at

See Also
Family & children services
New Resident Guide