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Citizenship Ceremonies, and how City of Prospect conducts them.

City of Prospect has the great honour of conducting Citizenship Ceremonies for residents of the Prospect Council area who become our newest Australian Citizens. Ceremonies are held regularly each year, and successful citizenship applicants and their family and friends are invited to participate in the celebration.

Application for Citizenship

Before Australian Citizenship can be granted, applicants must first apply to the Department of Home Affairs. For information on how applications can be lodged, please click here

Once your application is approved, the Department of Home Affairs will notify you by mail, advising you of your Conferral Ceremony. They will also notify Council that you are eligible to participate in a Citizenship Ceremony.

When is the ceremony?

City of Prospect performs regular Citizenship Ceremonies each year. The Department of Home Affairs issues invitations to eligible candidates, and Members of Parliament and Elected Members are also invited to attend. 

What happens at the ceremony?

At the ceremony, successful applicants are invited to make the pledge of commitment before an approved conferring officer, usually the Mayor. With an occasion of such importance and joy like this, the Mayor of City of Prospect is usually asked to act as Conferring Officer. 

City of Prospect recognises the importance of a Citizenship Ceremony and takes great pride in organising a formal, yet relaxed, enjoyable, and special occasion for applicants and their family and friends. 

How long does it take?

Once your application is approved, the process takes between three to six months before the ceremony can occur. The ceremony itself runs for about two hours.

Where do I start?

In all instances, initial application enquiries should be directed to the Department of Home Affairs, by email at Adelaide.citizenship@homeaffairs.gov.au.

To lodge a Citizenship application, please head to https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/trav/citi. Or you can call the department on 13 18 80 (local call fee). Mail applications can be sent to:

Citizenship Section
DIBP
PO Box 2399
GPO Adelaide SA 5001

Where can I get more information?

Department of Home Affairs
70 Franklin St Adelaide SA 5000
Tel: 131 880, Fax: 7421 7653

Australian Electoral Commission 
Adelaide Branch 
Level 9, 1 King William St, ADELAIDE SA 5000
Tel: 132 326

Australian Passport Office 
Commonwealth Centre
Level 5, 55 Currie St, ADELAIDE SA 5000
Tel: 131 232

Translating and Interpreting Service 
Tel: 1800 280 203