• Council decide to double the value
    A decision by Cessnock City Councillors on Wednesday night is aimed at doubling the value for the community, with Council identifying an opportunity to secure up to $1.6 million for community projects and infrastructure. 
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Citizenship Ceremonies

Council performs Citizenship Ceremonies approximately three times a year, on Australia Day and two other occasions throughout the year as required.  

The Mayor of the City is the Presiding Officer and is duly authorised by law to conduct a Citizenship Ceremony under the authority of the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection.  

If you require any further information in relation to a citizenship ceremony please call the Mayor’s office on 4993 4210.  

For further information regarding applying for citizenship please contact the Department of Home Affairs on 131 881 or by visiting their web site at