A warm welcome to our newest Australian citizens

A warm welcome to our newest Australian citizens

Cessnock City Council welcomed four new Australian citizens at an intimate ceremony held in the Council Chambers last Friday 15 September.

Our newest citizens came from countries including India, Britain, Nigeria and the United Kingdom.  

Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent said this ceremony was particularly special as Sunday 17 September was Australian Citizenship Day.  

“Australian Citizenship Day recognises contributions of the many inspiring citizens in our ever-growing community and it was great to be part of Friday’s ceremony as we welcomed four more.”  

“Citizenship ceremonies are always a special experience, especially for the families involved and this one was no different.”  

“Once again, the Town Crier Stephen Clarke did a wonderful job as the usher of the ceremony and performing the unique Aussie Barbeque song which always gets a good laugh,” added Cr Pynsent.  

You can register your interest in becoming an Australian Citizen by contacting Council on 4993 4100.