Key to the City

The Key to the City is the highest honour Council can bestow on a group or individual.

The Key to the City is presented by the Lord Mayor to an individual or group to acknowledge and recognise their outstanding contribution to the city of Adelaide.

Recipients

The following have received a Key to the City of Adelaide:

Recipient

Date Received

Governor Michael Dukakis

14.02.91

Captain Anthony Sturt

29.05.91

David Hookes

29.04.92

His All Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama

1.05.92

The Salvation Army

17.05.92

John Fitzgerald

3.12.93

Reverend Ivor Bailey

13.12.94

Archbishop Stylianos

1.10.95

Mark Woodforde

30.01.96

1996 S.A. Sheffield Shield Cricket Team

3.05.96

Adelaide Girls Choir

22.06.96

Andrew S.W. Thomas (PHD)

24.09.96

His All Holiness, The Ecumenical Patriarch Vartholomeos 1

11.11.96

Dame Roma Mitchell AC DBE

27.11.96

HMAS Adelaide

6.02.97

Maritime Patrol Group RAAF Edinburgh

6.02.97

Adelaide Football Club “The Crows”

3.10.97

Adelaide “Lightning” Women’s Basketball Team

5.05.98

Adelaide “36ers” Men’s Basketball Team

4.07.98

Band of the South Australia Police

15.09.98

Adelaide “Thunderbirds” Netball Team

20.10.98

Stuart O’Grady

10.11.99

Lleyton Hewitt

13.09.01

Dr Jeffery Tate

26.09.01

Mark Ricciuto

2.12.03

Barry Humphries

12.12.03

John Coetzee

18.01.04

Port Adelaide Football Club

28.09.04

Rupert Murdoch

25.10.04

Dr Bill Griggs AM

28.02.06

Adelaide United Football Club

8.12.08

Cheong Yew Liew OAM

10.05.10

Adelaide Football Club Women’s Team “The Crows”

28.04.17

Ms Gillian Rolton OAM

3.10.17

Mike Turtur AO

23.05.18

How to nominate

The Order of Australia Nomination form is acknowledged as the basis of this application.

Nominations are confidential and under no circumstances will the Nominee be contacted directly by City of Adelaide staff for any information.

Please note that you are not allowed to nominate a family member, relative or employer for an Award.

All nominations need two supporters and two referees. As the primary supporter, you will need their contact details for completing this form. Both supporters and referees may be contacted by City of Adelaide staff to discuss the nomination further.

Download and complete the Key to the City nomination form.

Once completed, please email your form: