All ceremonies are held in the Council Chambers, 6 Dutton Road Mount Barker at 6.00pm (excluding Australia Day ceremony)


 Next Ceremony is Wednesday 17 August 2016 at 6pm

  • Early October -TBC
  • Friday 18 November 2016
  • Thursday 26 January (Australia Day) Auchendarroch House 10am

All dates are subject to change as required.

For futher information about Mount Barker District Council citizenship ceremonies, please contact Chloe Head telephone 8391 7238 or email to

For further information regarding citizenship, and to find answers to Frequently Asked Questions, visit the Department of Immigration & Citizenship (DIAC) website.


How will Council invite me to attend a Ceremony?

The Department of Immigration and Citizenship provides Council with a summary of eligible participants on a monthly basis (i.e. in the first week of the beginning of the month.)

Letters are sent by Council to all eligible participants approximately 4-6 weeks prior to the ceremony date, subject to vacancies.

It is important that you RSVP your attendance at a ceremony. This will ensure your certificate will be available for presentation.

For candidates taking a Citizenship Pledge under Oath, please bring the holy book or scripture of your choice. Council does not provide this.

Please arrive at least 20 minutes before the ceremony is scheduled to start to enable registration.

The ceremony will take approximately 45 minutes followed by an opportunity to share refreshments.  You are welcome to invite family and friends to share the occasion. 

Please bring the letter you received from COUNCIL with you, as well as some form of photo identification. A current Australian driver's licence is ideal as this will also facilitate electoral enrolment.

The Electoral Enrolment Form is required to be completed regardless of whether you are currently on the electoral roll. 

Candidates may be asked to sign a form giving their consent for photographs, video or film taken during the ceremony to be used for future citizenship promotional purposes.


Australia Day Awards

Nominations are now closed for 2016 Australia Day Awards. 2017 Nominations will open in November 2016.

Citizen of the Year: Frank Jacobs

Young Citizen of the Year: N/A

2015 Event of the Year: 2015 Christkindlmarkt

2016 Citizen of the Year Nomination form(1027 kb)

Nominations close Friday 20 November 2015. Send completed form to Mount Barker District Council PO Box 54 Mount Barker  SA  5251 or email

6 Dutton Road, Mount Barker SA 5251
T 8391 7200