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Australian Citizenship Ceremonies

Council Services in response to COVID-19

On Wednesday 25 March 2020 Council has made the decision that no Citizenship Ceremonies will be conducted for up to six months based on the Federal Government's recommendations on public gatherings and Council's decision to limit face to face exposure to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

New dates for Citizenship Ceremonies will depend on the advice of the Department of Health.

Queries for urgent ceremonies should be directed to the Department of Home Affairs:

  • Phone: 131 880

For those who have applied to become Australian Citizens with the Department of Home Affairs and their application has been approved, they will be asked to attend a citizenship ceremony and make a pledge of commitment.  For most people, this is the final step to becoming an Australian citizen.

The ceremony is usually held within 6 months of being approved.

City of Port Lincoln host a number of Australian Citizenship Ceremonies throughout the year to welcome residents who have been approved to become an Australian citizen.

The ceremonies are usually presided with the Mayor and are held before a meeting of Council or can be held during the day with one special ceremony held on Australia Day on the Port Lincoln foreshore.

The Ceremonies are normally held at:

City of Port Lincoln Council Chambers 
Level One, Civic Centre 
60 Tasman Terrace

Applicants will be sent an invitation advising of the date, time and place of the ceremony.  The invitation will also tell them how many guests they can invite.

After applicants have made the pledge, they will be presented with their citizenship certificate.

If the certificate is not ready at the ceremony, the Department of Home Affairs will post it to the applicant.

If applicants have any questions about when they are able to attend a ceremony, please contact the Department of Home Affairs by:

Phone: 131 800


If applicants require any further information after having received their invitation from the Department of Home Affairs, please contact Council's Executive Assistant, Amanda Pearce on 8621 2325.

Related information

Australia Day

Australia Day Citizen of the Year Awards

Need more information

If you have any questions or would like more information regarding citizenship ceremonies, please contact:

City of Port Lincoln
Executive Assistant
9.00am - 5.00pm, Monday to Friday
Phone: 8621 2325