Mayor Angelo Tsirekas

Mayor’s welcome

Our City is a wonderful place thanks to its vibrancy, diversity and sense of community. There are many aspects of our community that contribute to making it a prime place to live, work and play – beautiful parks, quality sporting facilities, stunning waterways, vibrant shopping precincts and dining quarters.

Most importantly, the City of Canada Bay is defined by its active, passionate and caring community – active local organisations, individuals and groups that are passionate about our area.

The City of Canada Bay is home to over 90,000 people and we are committed to providing our residents with up to date, relevant information and services to help make local matters easier to navigate.

Our website has been designed and developed with our community in mind. We want to ensure that it contains up to date information that is relevant to you and your family, and that it provides you with what you are looking for about our services and City.

We welcome your comments and feedback on our website so we can continue to improve it. Please contact us by email or phone on 9911 6555.

Mayor Angelo Tsirekas
City of Canada Bay

Mayoral Minutes

Council Meetings and Minutes

Minutes are available once confirmed by Council. Please refer to the Council meetings page for a copy of the Council meeting agendas.

Mayoral Minutes

Mayoral Events

There are a number of events throughout the calendar year (dates and further information below).

  • Australia Day - 26 January
  • ANZAC Day - 25 April
  • Sustainability Awards
  • Mayor’s Golf Day
  • Mayor’s Volunteer’s morning tea
Citizens of the Year

Our yearly Citizen of the Year awards offer the perfect opportunity for us to salute and reward those residents who work hard supporting our local community while achieving success in their chosen fields.

To nominate your local hero and to find out about past award winners, click here.

Citizenship

COVID-19 UPDATE

City of Canada Bay is now undertaking Virtual Citizenship Ceremonies. These will be held weekly however each ceremony is only held with a small group of conferees.

If you are a conferee who has passed your Citizenship test OR who received an invitation to a ceremony that was cancelled, you do not have to do anything. The Department of Home Affairs will continue to allocate conferees to City of Canada Bay Virtual ceremonies once dates have been set. Once we receive these names we will email conferees to see if they wish to participate in a Virtual ceremony and provide relevant details.   You may choose to wait until such times as we can hold in-person ceremonies if you do not wish to attend a Virtual ceremony.  Please be assured you will not lose your position on the waitlist.

Aboriginal and Australian Flags

Becoming a citizen represents a commitment to Australia and its people. It gives a sense of belonging as you fully participate in all aspects of Australian life and means that you are making an ongoing commitment to Australia and all that this country stands for. 

The final step in the journey to become an Australian citizen is to make the Australian Citizenship Pledge at an Australian citizenship ceremony. Once an application for citizenship has been approved you are invited to attend a ceremony, where you make the Australian Citizenship Pledge. Ceremonies are arranged by City of Canada Bay around six months after application approved. A letter of invitation is sent by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

Citizenship ceremonies are special events. They fulfil requirements under Australian citizenship law. They also provide an important opportunity to officially welcome new citizens as full members of the Australian community.

For more information about becoming an Australian citizen visit the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website or contact them on 131 880.

Important information

  • Council holds names of those attending an upcoming ceremony only, approximately three weeks prior to the date of the ceremony
  • Council holds 11-12 ceremonies per year (dates are subject to change)
  • Wait times from receiving your letter to being assigned to a Ceremony is approximately six (6) months
  • Council does not issue invitations to ceremonies, that is handled by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection
  • All confirmations regarding attendance to ceremonies must be made to the Mayor's Office on 9911 6503
  • Ceremonies are held at The Connection, 30 Shoreline Drive (cnr Gauthorpe Street) Rhodes, unless otherwise stated on the invitations sent by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection
  • Ceremonies are by invitation only and not open to the public (due to seating limitations)
  • The dress code for Ceremonies is smart casual
  • Ceremonies usually last an hour from 6:30 to 7:30pm
  • Children are welcome
  • If a child receiving a Citizenship Certificate is under the age of 16, they are not obliged to attend the ceremony. The parents can collect the Certificate on their behalf.
  • All grantees must stay for the duration of the Ceremony and not leave prior to its conclusion and singing of the National Anthem
  • Grantees are requested to arrive approximately 30 minutes prior to the start of  proceedings as the Ceremony begins at 6:30pm sharp and an enrolment form must be completed prior to commencement of the ceremony
  • Latecomers will not be able to receive their Certificate and must contact the Department of Immigration and Border Protection to arrange an alternative ceremony date
  • If you are unable to attend your assigned ceremony, you will be reassigned to a ceremony at a later date by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

Please note, City of Canada Bay has no role in the processing or determination of citizenship applications or holding of citizenship tests. For enquiries or information on the status of your application, allocation to ceremony dates, the need for urgent citizenship ceremonies, or to download an application kit, contact the Department of Immigration and Border Protection by telephoning the Citizenship Information Line on 131 880 or visit the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.

Contact the Mayor

My office doors are always open to members of the community who would like a chat about a local issue. Get in touch with me via phone: 9911 6503 or email: angelo.tsirekas@canadabay.nsw.gov.au.