We're a culturally diverse community with over 30% of our population born overseas, and this is reflected in our Australian citizenship ceremonies. We hold citizenship ceremonies every six to eight weeks and these special occasions are attended by more than 1,000 new Australians annually. The ceremonies are held at the Salisbury Community Hub and conducted by Mayor Gillian Aldridge OAM on behalf of, and under delegation from, the Commonwealth Minister for Home Affairs.
Attending a ceremony
Invitations are generally sent out four weeks prior to the ceremony by the Department of Home Affairs, containing details of the event. If you haven't received an invitation to attend a ceremony at the City of Salisbury, you must contact the Department of Home Affairs on 131 880.
New citizens are asked to arrive 30 minutes prior to the ceremony to allow for registration and MUST bring with them photo identification. New citizens are welcome to invite guests to the ceremony, however, we request that you limit the number of invitees due to space restrictions. Please note that guests will not be seated with the new citizens, and there may only be standing room available.
2021 ceremony dates
While ceremonies have re-commenced for 2021 our capacity is still reduced due to COVID-19 social distancing restrictions. Guests are strictly limited to one guest per new citizen.
Dates for 2021 are shown below, there will be two or three ceremonies held on each of these days. Invitations will be sent by the Department of Home Affairs.
- 25 February
- 19 March
- 12 April
- 15 April
- 19 April
- 27 May
- 10 June
- 23 June
- 5 August
- 9 September
- 14 October
- 25 November (TBC)
Citizenship ceremonies are held at the Little Para Rooms, Level 1, 34 Church Street, Salisbury unless otherwise stated on the invitation.
Photos from the citizenship ceremonies can be found here. Please note it may take one week after the ceremony for the photos to be loaded.