Citizenship Ceremonies

Citizenship Ceremonies are special events and are conducted by Council throughout the year. These ceremonies fulfil requirements under Australian law and also provide an important opportunity to officially welcome new citizens as full members of the Australian community. They are often an emotional experience for the new citizen, as well as their host and guests.

Citizenship application is carried out through the Department of Home Affairs and is available online 24/7. Clients needing to contact the Department urgently should first check the Department's website, as many enquiries and applications (including those relating to expired visas) can now be resolved online. If you are still unable to locate the information you need, please call the Global Service Centre on 131 881, who may facilitate appointments for clients with urgent or compelling needs.

The Department of Home Affairs Adelaide office provides services by pre-arranged appointments only. 

After paperwork has been lodged with the Department, interview and security checks are conducted.  Once all the Department of Immigration requirements are satisfied (usually within 3 - 6 months), Council will send a letter to candidates inviting them to attend a ceremony, at least three weeks prior to the ceremony.

Urgent/Special Ceremonies 
Council is not able to conduct individual/urgent ceremonies.  To request an urgent ceremony, please contact the Department on 

131 881, or email adelaide.citizenship@immi.gov.au, and include your file reference number, full name and date of birth.  The Department provides this service on a very limited basis, for genuine compelling/compassionate reasons only.

General Ceremonies for 2020 
Citizenship ceremonies have been deferred for the remainder of 2020, with the next ceremony planned for Australia Day, 26 January 2021. More details will be available on this page as the date approaches.

Candidates can enrol to vote with assistance from the Australian Electoral Commission at the end of the ceremony.

Dress Code 
To reflect the importance and dignity of this occasion, we recommend smart casual wear.  Traditional dress is welcome 

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