This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Freedom of Information request 'Reg. Citizenship Ceremony process - Victoria Park, WA - 6100'.

13 January 2022 
Upendra Marri 
In reply please quote: 
FOI Request:  FA 21/12/00505 
File Number: 
Dear Upendra Marri 
Freedom of Information (FOI) request - Access Decision 
On 13 December 2021, the Department of Home Affairs (the Department) received a request for 
access to document under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act). 
The purpose of this letter is to provide you with a decision on your request for access under the 
FOI Act. 

Scope of request 
You have requested access to the following documents: 
1-  How many people are waiting for ceremony (with Citizenship approval) in Victoria 
Park Council area as at 13 December 2021 
2-  How many ceremonies are conducted from 1 January 2021 til  date, and number of 
invites sent for each ceremony conducted in Victoria Park Council. 
3-  Number of Citizenship applications (of people from Victoria Park Council area) 
approved each month from 1 January 2021 til  date 

Authority to make decision 
I am an officer authorised under section 23 of the FOI Act to make decisions in respect of 
requests to access document or to amend or annotate records. 

Relevant material  
In reaching my decision I referred to the following:  
•  the terms of your request 
•  the FOI Act 
6 Chan Street Belconnen ACT 2617 
PO Box 25 Belconnen ACT 2616 • Telephone:   • 

•  Guidelines published by the Office of the Information Commissioner under section 93A 
of the FOI Act (the FOI Guidelines) 

Document in scope of request 
In accordance with section 17 of the FOI Act, the Department has used its computer system 
to produce one document that contains information that falls within  the scope of your 
request. The data produced in the document existed in the possession of the Department 
on 13 December 2021 when your FOI request was received.  
Note: With regards to the second part of question two, we are unable to provide the 
number of invites sent for each ceremony as this data is not available through the 
ordinary use of a computer system. We have instead provided the number of conferees 
who attended each ceremony as per Table 1. 

The decision in  relation to the document in the possession of the Department which falls 
within the scope of your request is as follows: 
•  Release one document in full 

A copy of the FOI Act is available at 
If  you are unable to access the legislation through this website, please contact our office 
for a copy. 

Your Review Rights 
Review  by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner 
You may apply directly to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) for 
a review of this decision.  You must apply in writing within 60 days of this notice.  For further 
information about review rights and how to submit a request for a review to the OAIC, 
please see

Making a Complaint 
You may complain to the Australian Information Commissioner about action taken by the 
Department in relation to your request. 
Your enquiries to the Australian Information Commissioner can be directed to: 
Phone 1300 363 992 (local call charge) 
There is no particular form required to make a complaint to the Australian Information 
Commissioner. The request should be in writing and should set out the grounds on which 
it is considered that the action taken in relation to the request should be investigated and 
identify the Department of Home Affairs as the relevant agency. 
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Contacting the FOI Section 
Should you wish to discuss this decision, please do not hesitate to contact the FOI Section 
Yours sincerely 
[signed electronically] 

Position No 60100052  
Authorised Decision Maker  
Department of Home Affairs 
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