Becoming an Australian Citizen

Applications for Australian citizenship are processed and approved by the Department of Home Affairs (DHA).
Information on becoming an Australian citizen can be obtained by contacting DHA via:

Public Citizenship Ceremonies

The City of Onkaparinga holds citizenship ceremonies at regular intervals throughout each year, with a ceremony also held annually on Australia Day.

Invitations to ceremonies are sent out by DIBP, inviting approved applicants to attend an upcoming ceremony.

You will need to provide photographic identification when registering at one of our ceremonies eg a current driver’s licence or passport of your country of origin.

A photographer may be present at our ceremonies.  If you do not wish to have your photograph taken, please inform council officers at the registration desk.

Officers from the Australian Electoral Commission will also be present and you will need to complete an enrolment registration form, prior to or after the ceremony.

Upcoming ceremonies

Upcoming dates for ceremonies to be held at the Hopgood Theatre, Ramsay Place, Noarlunga Centre (unless stated otherwise).

  • Monday 22 July 2019 – Hopgood Theatre
  • Tuesday 17 September 2019 – Civic Centre
  • Monday 18 November 2019 – Hopgood Theatre

If you have any questions regarding attending a ceremony and you have not received a letter of invitation, please contact DIBP via one of the contacts listed above.