Become a citizen
If you are eligible for Australian Citizenship—as confirmed by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship—and would like to register for conferral at the Lord Mayor's Citizenship Ceremony, you need to:
● state Adelaide City Council as your preferred Council when applying for Australian citizenship or;
● speak with the Department of Immigration and Citizenship at least 5 weeks before the ceremony, by calling 13 18 80.
Upcoming Citizenship Ceremonies
● Friday, 25 January 2013
● Friday, 22 March 2013
● Friday, 28 June 2013
● Friday, 16 August 2013
If you have any queries about your citizenship eligibility, please contact the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) on 131 880.
Do you know someone who makes your community a better place?
The Citizen of the Year Awards are proudly presented by the Australia Day Council of South Australia, sponsored by San Remo, and administered by local Councils.
The Awards reward and recognise individuals and organisations that have made a noteworthy contribution during the current year, and/or given an outstanding service over a number of years, to a local community over and above normal employment duties.
Outstanding contribution and community service includes areas such as education, health, fundraising, charitable and voluntary services, business, sport, arts, the environment, or any other area that contributes to the advancement and well being of a community.
Nominate someone who makes a real difference in your community and give them the opportunity to be rewarded and recognised for their important contribution.
Adelaide’s 2013 Citizen of the Year Awards Announced
Lord Mayor Stephen Yarwood this afternoon presented the City of Adelaide 2013 Australia Day Awards at the Adelaide Town Hall.
The Awards were presented for three categories to local citizens or groups that have made a significant contribution in 2012 or given outstanding service to the local community over a number of years.
The 2013 Citizen of the Year Award went to local businessman and TV and radio personality Michael Angelakis, Managing Director of Angelakis Bros Pty Ltd.
Michael has been on multiple boards and associations to do with Australian seafood and food promotion and is an active Ambassador / Patron of the Cancer Council of Australia, Ambassador/Patron of the Dreaming Foundation, Patron of Ecocean Ocean Alive, Patron of Calvary Oncology unit and long-term supporter of Telethon, Ward C6 Oncology at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, Mary Potter Hospice and the Salvation Army.
“Michael has made a massive contribution to Adelaide’s seafood, food, wine and tourism industries,” Lord Mayor Stephen Yarwood said.
“On top of all this he has endured a personal battle with cancer and has still found the time to make a long term contribution to numerous community groups and charities. He is a true Adelaide gem – and well deserving of this award.”
The Young Citizen of the Year Award, awarded to persons under the age of 30 on or before January 26, 2013, was presented to Alice Fraser for her work in the local South Australian music scene.
Alice works relentlessly to provide local and touring artists with live performance opportunities in the city centre, collaborating with the likes of Gilles Street Markets, Hindley Streets “The Reading Room” and Café Troppo on Whitmore Square. She also teaches music business through Music SA, helping students develop skills to promote and present their own live events.
“If we want Adelaide to be a happening place, we need to encourage more live music in the city – and we need more people like Alice,” Stephen said.
“I congratulate Alice for her dedication, passion, enthusiasm and hard work in bringing live entertainment to new and exciting spaces around the city”.
'This is an extremely humbling accolade. Day in, day out I am able to facilitate support for South Australia's incredible talent, diverse performance spaces and be inspired by our cutting edge creative arts sector,” Alice said.
“As both a curator and an educator, my belief in supporting South Australian bands and the growth of our local industry is what drives my vision to consistently create memorable and unique live music experiences for the city,” she added.
Last but by no means least, the Community Event of the Year Award went to the Adelaide Fringe Parade. The hugely popular event marks the beginning of the three week Fringe Festival.
“The Fringe Parade is always a highlight of Adelaide Fringe and the City of Adelaide’s cultural activity,” Lord Mayor Stephen Yarwood said.
Fringe Director Greg Clarke said “We are so proud to receive the Community Event of the Year Award for the 2012 Fringe Parade.”
“Over 40,000 spectators flooded into the city that night to celebrate the opening of the Fringe and watch the 2012 Fringe Parade in its brand new location in King William Street,” he added.
“It was a wonderful community event that was made possible by the thousands of participating Fringe artists and diverse community groups.”
The Awards were presented as part of Adelaide City Council’s Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony, where over 50 people, aged from 3 to 63, were presented with their Australian Citizenship.
“I congratulate all of our new Australian citizens who have pledged their commitment to our great nation and will embrace the responsibilities and privileges of what it means to be Australian,” Stephen said.
Australia Day is the most popular day to become a citizen, with more than 17 000 people expected to become citizens at some 430 special ceremonies across the nation.
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