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Civic Recognition

City of Adelaide provides a range of opportunities to formally recognise the accomplishments contributions of individuals, groups, organisations and Members of Council to the City of Adelaide.

Civic Recognition requests are in three categories:

  • Civic Recognition including:

    • Civic Receptions
    • Letters of Recognition
  • City of Adelaide Citizen of the Year Awards, recognising local citizens and groups who have made an outstanding contribution to the City of Adelaide.

    • Citizen of the Year
    • Young Citizen of the Year
    • ​Community Event of the Year
  • Key to the City, presented by the Lord Mayor, to acknowledge the outstanding contribution of an individual or organisation in furthering the ideals of the City of Adelaide, or to recognise outstanding achievement, especially in sport or humanitarian work, at a national or international level.

For more information or to apply for other forms of Civic recognition, such as Charitable Requests, Commemorative Plaques and Freedom of Entry to the City please contact our .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Download the Civic Recognition Guidelines (600kB).


Photos from the Civic functions are made available online for 4 weeks following the date of each event. Click here to locate your photos.

If you are having difficulties submitting your request, please contact our .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) 

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