Citizenship

Becoming an Australian citizen means that you are making an ongoing commitment to Australia and our shared values. It is also the beginning of your formal membership of the Australian community.

All applications for Australian Citizenship are processed by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship, although we hold Citizenship Ceremonies in PAE every couple of months. We work with the Department of Home Affairs and set the ceremony dates when there are enough candidates to conduct a ceremony. The ceremonies are conducted by the City of Port Adelaide Enfield Mayor, Claire Boan.

2024 Citizenship ceremony dates

  • 24 January – Klemzig Community Hall
  • 2 April – City of Port Adelaide Enfield Town Hall
  • 13 June – City of Port Adelaide Enfield Town Hall
  • 17 September – Hart's Mill
  • 3 December – City of Port Adelaide Enfield Town Hall

Citizenship FAQ

Application forms can be downloaded directly from the Department of Home Affairs website or by contacting the Australian Citizenship Line on 131 880.

Any enquiries in relation to your application for Citizenship should be directed to the Department of Home Affairs in the first instance. Call the Australian Citizenship Line on 131 880 or visit the Department website.

The Department of Home Affairs issues invitations to eligible candidates. Invitations are typically sent four weeks prior to the ceremony.

Your invitation will state if you are able to bring a guest to the ceremony. The City of PAE will also invite Members of Parliament and Elected Members to attend.

Any requests for an urgent ceremony should be directed to the Department of Home Affairs.

Please arrive 30 minutes prior to the ceremony to allow for registration and remember that it is essential to bring photo identification with you. Please limit the number of guests you bring, due to limited capacity at our venues.

if you are driving, please allow enough time to find a park. Parking spaces in the Port Adelaide area can be limited.

Please do not attend a ceremony if you are unwell. If you are sick or otherwise unable to attend, please notify the Department, and your ceremony will be rescheduled.