Citizenship is a common bond which unites all Australians, whether they are the traditional inhabitants, first generation migrants or the descendants of our early settlers. Our rich heritage stems from the contributions made by us all.
Citizenship ceremonies are special events. They fulfil requirements under Australian citizenship law and provide an important opportunity to officially welcome new citizens as full members of the Australian community.
To reflect the significance of the occasion, Council conducts four Citizenship Ceremonies each year (pending applicants)
26th Jan - Australia Day;
21st March - Harmony Day
9th July - Constitution Day and
17th September - Australian Citizenship Day
With the exception of Australia Day, where any of these dates fall on a weekend, the ceremony will be held on the next working day.
Applicants may also be given the opportunity to participate in ceremonies conducted by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship on Australian Citizenship Day at the discretion of the department.
Ceremonies will be conducted by the Mayor and held in the Mallala Council Chambers unless otherwise specified and with the exception of Australia Day. Private ceremonies may be arranged at the discretion of the CEO and Mayor
Further information about citizenship can be found by contacting the Department of Immigration and Citizenship www.immi.gov.au/ or phone 131 880