This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Freedom of Information request 'Number of Applicants who moved from all Council's Sydney Metro area to City of Ryde Council'.

17 May 2022 
In reply please quote: 
FOI Request:  FA 22/04/00276 
File Number: 
Dear Shashank 
Freedom of Information (FOI) request – Access Decision 
On 5 April 2022, 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 document: 
Question 1: I would like to know the total number of Applicants whose Citizenship 
Application had been approved and moved or relocated from all the Sydney Metro 
Councils to City of Ryde Council on or after the 15th March 2022 and waiting for a 
Citizenship Ceremony Invitation 
Question 2: Number of Applicants who are invited for the Citizenship Ceremony in 
the City of Ryde Council each month from December 2021, January 2022, February 
2022 and March 2022. 

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 
•  Guidelines published by the Office of the Information Commissioner under section 93A 
of the FOI Act (the FOI Guidelines) 
6 Chan Street Belconnen ACT 2617 
PO Box 25 Belconnen ACT 2616 • Telephone: 02 6264 1111 • 

•  advice from Departmental officers with  responsibility for matters relating to the 
document to which you sought access 

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 contain[s] information that falls within the scope of your request. The 
data produced in the document existed in the possession of the Department on 5 April 2022 
when your FOI request was received.  

The decision in relation to the document in the possession of the Department which fall 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 
Internal Review 
If  you disagree with  this decision, you have the right to apply for an internal review by the 
Department of this decision.  Any request for internal review must be provided to the Department 
within 30 days of you being notified of the decision.  Where possible please attach reasons why 
you believe a review of the decision is necessary.  The internal review wil   be carried out by an 
officer other than the original decision maker and the Department must make a review decision 
within 30 days.   
Applications for review should be sent to: 
By email to: 
By mail to: 
Freedom of Information Section 
Department of Home Affairs 
PO Box 25 
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
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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. 

Contacting the FOI Section 
Should you wish to discuss this decision, please do not hesitate to contact the FOI Section at 
[signed electronically] 
Authorised Decision Maker 
Department of Home Affairs 
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