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SACE Merit Ceremony 2022

About the SACE Merit Ceremony

The outstanding academic achievements of South Australia's Year 12 students are recognised every year at the SACE Merit Ceremony. The event has been running annually since 1989 and is hosted by the Governor of South Australia. In 2022 the new Governor of South Australia, Her Excellency the Hon. Frances Adamson AC, will host the SACE Merit Ceremony at Government House for the first time. 

Learn about the types of commendations and awards presented at the Merit Ceremony.

COVID-19 event safety

Our event format has changed to allow for physical distancing, and sanitiser stations will be available around the grounds of Government House.

Regular cleaning will be undertaken of high-traffic areas.

Please do not attend the Merit Ceremony if you are feeling unwell, or if, in the previous 14 days, you have returned from overseas, or have had close contact with a positive case of COVID-19.

2022 sessions

The times below indicate the start times for each session.

Thursday 19 May 2022

9.00 am – Two merit recipients
11.00 am – Health, physical education, humanities and social sciences
1.00 pm – Mathematics
2.30 pm – Sciences

Friday 20 May 2022

9.00 am – Business, enterprise and technology
10.30 am – English, languages and arts
1.00 pm – Cross disciplinary group 1 (Group 1)
2.30 pm – Cross disciplinary group 2 (Group 2)
6.00 pm – Governor’s Commendation and multiple merits

Live stream

Our SACE Merit Ceremony live stream captures every single merit recipient on the main stage. This allows us to provide extended online coverage to school communities, family and friends who can not attend the event.

Ceremony photography

Official photographs taken on stage at the Merit Ceremony are now available for purchase.