Citizenship ceremonies

Becoming an Australian citizen is a special event. A citizenship ceremony is where you make a pledge of commitment to Australia.

The City of Adelaide hosts regular citizenship ceremonies during the year, including on Australia Day at Adelaide Town Hall. These are officiated by the Presiding Officer, the Lord Mayor of Adelaide.

Once you have made the pledge to Australia, you will receive your citizenship certificate. Remember to keep it safe as your citizenship certificate is an important legal document. You will need it when you apply for an Australian passport. You may also need it if you wish to apply for a job or perhaps join the Australian Defence Force.

At the ceremony, you will be given a form so you can enrol to vote in compulsory government elections. If you would prefer to enrol online, please visit Australian Electoral Commission.

For more information on becoming an Australian citizen, please visit the Department of Home Affairs website.