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Citizenship Ceremonies

A Citizenship Ceremony is a special event during which citizenship candidates take the pledge of allegiance to Australia and are officially pronounced Australian Citizens.

Receiving Australian Citizenship is often an emotional experience for candidates, therefore the City of Marion aims to create a relaxed and joyful atmosphere to celebrate this special milestone.

City of Marion hosts approximately five ceremonies per year at the Marion Cultural Centre, the Council’s civic centre, or at the Tonsley Innovation District.

About the ceremony

The Australian Citizenship Ceremony is a formal occasion which takes approximately one to two hours.

It consists of 50-70 candidates plus friends and family who are invited to attend.

During the ceremony candidates are asked to make the Pledge of Commitment. This pledge has to be recited in the English language (words available at the ceremony) in order to receive the Certificate of Australian Citizenship.

Members of Parliament, Councillors and special guests are invited to attend, with light refreshments being served after the ceremony.

Children receive their own certificate however are not required to take the pledge if they are under the age of 16.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I become an Australian Citizen?

To find out more information about this process, contact the Department of Home Affairs
on 131 880 or visit the Home Affairs website.

I have just received my approval, when will I have my ceremony?

All candidates are allocated to various ceremonies by the Department of Home Affairs. Home Affairs website.

You will be send an invitation letter about four weeks before the event.

Expected wait times can be found here Citizenship Ceremonies Wait time

Please contact the Department of Home Affairs Home Affairs website on 13 18 81 for any other matters.

What if I have lost my Citizenship Certificate?

Please contact the Department of Home Affairs on 13 18 81 or visit the Home Affairs website.

Further information

For more details, please contact:
Department of Home Affairs

Services are by pre-arranged appointment only.

You can rebook your Citizenship appointment online using the link contained in your appointment letter.
For all other queries please visit the Department’s website or call the number listed below:

Department of Home Affairs
70 Franklin Street, Adelaide SA 5000
PO Box 2399, Adelaide SA 5001