Citizenship Ceremonies

Becoming an Australian Citizen is a special event which citizenship candidates take the pledge of allegiance to Australia and become Australian Citizens.

The City of Playford has five ceremonies every year at the Playford Civic Centre. 


Becoming a Citizen

All applications for Australian citizenship are processed by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

For information on how to apply for Australian citizenship, visit: Department of Immigration and Protection or call the Citizenship Information Line on 131 880.


Citizenship Ceremonies

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

On average 75 candidates plus friends and family will attend per ceremony.

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, special guests and entertainers are invited to attend, with light refreshments being served after the ceremony.


Frequently asked questions

How do I become an Australian Citizen? 
To find out more information about this process, contact the Department of Immigration and Citizenship at the below contact details.

I have just received my approval, when will I have my ceremony? 
All candidates are allocated to various ceremonies by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship. Please contact them to find out when you can expect to have your ceremony on 13 18 80.

What if I have lost my Citizenship Certificate? 
Please contact the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.


For more information, please contact, please visit:  Department of Immigration and Border Protection 

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