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Eligibility for citizenship is determined by the Department of Home Affairs who manage all enquiries for becoming an Australian citizen. Citizenship information and application forms are only available from their website. Councils do not have any oversight of eligibility of candidates.

For all enquiries about becoming a citizen candidates should contact the Department of Home Affairs direct on 131 881.

Citizenship Ceremonies

The management and procedure of ceremonies is under strict government guidelines and the council must follow procedures set down by the Federal Government. At the City of Burnside Council we hold Citizenship Ceremonies on Australia Day and throughout the year as required and dependent on numbers to welcome new residents into the City. The contacts on this page can help you with the citizenship process. The Australia Day service is generally held at Hazelwood Park and the Civic Centre Ballroom is used for ceremonies throughout the course of the year.


The following contacts can help you with the citizenship process.

Department of Home Affairs
70 Franklin Street, Adelaide SA 5000
Phone: 131 881
Department of Home Affairs website

Queries about ceremony inclusion
Phone: 131 880

Electoral Commission SA
60 Light Square, Adelaide SA 5000
Phone: 1300 655 232
Electoral Commission SA website

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

Translating and Interpreting Service
Level 4, 44 Pirie Street, Adelaide SA 5000
24 hour telephone service: 1800 280 203
Translating and Interpreting Service website