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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

Australian Federal Government policy advises that Citizenship ceremonies be held by Local Government Councils at regular intervals. At the City of Burnside Council we hold Citizenship Ceremonies on Australia Day and throughout the year as required to welcome new residents into the City.

The Department of Home Affairs manages all enquires for becoming an Australian citizen. Contact Department of Home Affairs on 131 881 for all enquiries about becoming a citizen.

Upcoming ceremony dates/locations

Date to be confirmed.

Australia Day 

The City of Burnside Australia Day Celebration will be held on 26 January in Hazelwood Park which will include a citizenship ceremony, entertainment, brunch and announcement of the Citizen of the Year Award. 

Musical entertainment will be provided by the Burnside Youth Concert Band.

Her Worship the Mayor will present awards and confer our new citizens on the day.


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

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

Translating and Interpreting Service
Level 4, 44 Pirie Street, Adelaide SA 5000
Phone : 1800 280 203
Translating and Interpreting Service website