Adelaide

Adelaide Free Bikes

Free bike and helmet hire for use around Adelaide by everyone. From 9.00am to 4.30pm each day.

Run by Bike SA at the following locations:

  • Bike SA, 111 Franklin Street, Adelaide, Tel: +61 8 8168 9999
  • Adelaide City Council, 25 Pirie Street, Adelaide, Tel: +61 8 8203 7203
  • Backpacker Oz, 114 Wakefield Street, Adelaide, Tel: 1800 633 307
  • Golf Links Par 3, War Memorial Drive, North Adelaide (near Torrens Weir), Tel: +61 8 8203 7273
  • Adelaide Traveller's Inn, 220 Hutt St, Adelaide, Tel: +61 8 8267 3255
  • Adelaide Meridien, 21-39 Melbourne St, North Adelaide, Tel: +61 8 8267 3033
  • Adelaide Convention Centre, North Terrace, Adelaide, Tel: +61 8 8212 4099

Adelaide City Council

Provides a range of services for residents, visitors and workers.

Adelaide City Council

Colonel Light Centre, 25 Pirie Street, Adelaide
Tel: +61 8 8203 7203
Email: city@adelaidecitycouncil.com

Adelaide Metro

Provides transport services for the Adelaide Metropolitan region.

Adelaide Metro

InfoCentre: Corner King William and Currie Streets, Adelaide
Tel: 1300 311 108
8am–6pm Monday to Friday, 9am–5pm Saturday, 11am–4pm Sunday

Adult Migrant English Program

TAFE SA English Language Services (ELS) delivers the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) across South Australia. Classes are full-time or part-time, day or evening. In addition, students can study by distance learning, privately with e-learning modules or with a volunteer home tutor who visits for two hours per week.

For humanitarian entrants and migrants aged 18 years and above with less than 'functional English'. Eligible students must register within the first six months of arrival in Australia. Entry to classes may occur only in the first two weeks of each school term.

At:  TAFE SA English Language Services, Level 5, 127 Rundle Mall, Adelaide
Tel: +61 8 8226 6555

African Women's Health Education Group

For African women who are humanitarian entrants and have been in Australia for less than five years. Run by the African Women's Federation of SA in metropolitan Adelaide.

Tel: +61 8 8161 3331
Email: me.lartey@bigpond.com

Around You

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Brian Burdekin Clinic

The Brian Burdekin Clinic provides health and welfare services to homeless and marginalised people. Services include: medical, nursing, podiatry and physiotherapy services; housing support and assistance; general social support. 

At: 27 Selby Street, Adelaide
Open Monday and Thursday 8.30am to 4pm and Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 8.30am to 1pm. Closed first Friday of every month
Tel: +61 8 8231 4801

Catherine House

Provides housing support and case management. For homeless women over 21 years of age without children and not on the HSS program within Adelaide.

Catherine House

Tel: +61 8 8232 2282
Email: reception@catherinehouse.org.au

Community care services

Information sessions, links to community groups and mainstream services. For humanitarian entrants who have been in Australia for less than five years. Run by Lutheran Community Care SA.

Tel: +61 8 8269 9300
Email: stateoffice@lccare.org.au

Community centres

Community centres offer a range of activities and programs for local people. Find local community centres and houses.

Drop-in clinic

A nurse-led drop-in health service for humanitarian entrants within the first 12 months of residency. Run by the Migrant Health Service.

At: 21 Market St, Adelaide
Tel: +61 8 8237 3900 or 1800 635 566
Monday to Friday 9.30am to 12.30 and 2pm to 4.30pm

Financial counselling and support

Financial counselling, emergency relief (Beulah Park only), money management programs, referrals and advocacy. For those on a low income state-wide. Run by Uniting Care Wesley Port Adelaide

At: 10 Pitt Street, Adelaide
Tel: +61 8 8202 5111
Email: enquiries@ucwesleyadelaide.org.au

Free computer access

Free internet, computer and training resources (some restrictions apply):

Also available at local libraries

Health Services

A free online directory of private and public health related services in SA. Find your local health service.  

Bulk-billing doctors in Adelaide

Hospitals

  • Royal Adelaide Hospital, North Terrace, Adelaide
    Tel: +61 8 8222 4000
  • Women's and Children's Hospital, 72 King William Road, North Adelaide
    Tel: +61 8 8161 7000 

Humanitarian Settlement Services (HSS)

On arrival casework services and community development and participation programs for individuals and families and their new and emerging communities. Provided by the Australian Migrant Resource Centre of SA.

At: 59 King William Street, Adelaide
Tel: +61 8 8217 9500
Email: admin@mrcsa.com.au

You can find out more about services in your area via the Department of Social Service's humanitarian settlement services locator

Immunisation

Immunisation for all adults and children is provided by General Practices. Find your local health service

Immunisation for children is also provided by Child and Youth Health at a range of sites across South Australia.
Tel: 1300 733 606 Call between 9.00am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday.

Interpreting and Translating Centre (ITC)

Provides fee based 24-hour interpreting and translating services in approximately 140 languages and dialects, including:

  • Translation from English or into English
  • Checking of translations
  • Editing and proof-reading
  • Certified translations
  • Affidavits

Interpreting and Translating Centre

At: 24 Flinders Street, Adelaide
Office opening hours: 8.30am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday
Tel: +61 88226 1990 (Interpreting)
Tel: +61 8 8226 1980 (Translating)  
Email: itc@sa.gov.au or phelland@bigpond.net.au (after hours)

Justice of the Peace

Available to authorise copies of original documents and sign statutory declarations for free. JPs are volunteers who offer their time for free and may not be available at all times.

Find a JP in your area

Libraries

Various information and services are available at local libraries, often in other languages.

Libraries of SA

Lutheran Community Care Services

Information sessions, Afghan youth group, support for vulnerable women at risk, developing volunteer advocates. For humanitarian entrants who have been in Australia for less than five years. Run by Lutheran Community Care SA in metropolitan Adelaide.

Tel: +61 8 8269 93330
Email: stateoffice@lccare.org.au

Magdalene Centre

Provides a range of services including information and referral, emergency assistance, financial counselling, pro bono financial advisory clinic, no interest loan scheme, and bargain centre. For those on low incomes. Run by the Parish of St Mary Magdalene Moore Street, the Cathedral Church, and Anglicare SA

At: 26 Moore Street, Adelaide
Tel: +61 8 8305 9380

Migrant Health Service

Provides free, culturally sensitive health care to recently arrived refugees and asylum seekers in the early resettlement period. At the Migrant Health Service you are able to consult with doctors, nurses, counsellors, bi-cultural community health workers and an optometrist. All services are confidential and qualified interpreters are used to ensure a clear understanding about available health care. In addition to individual appointments, there are special clinics for women run by female nurses and doctors and regular immunisation clinics. Information sessions are offered on a range of health related topics and support groups are held for different client groups throughout the year.

At: 21 Market Street Adelaide SA 5000
Tel: 1800 635 566
Tel: +61 8 8237 3900

Migration Support Programs (Red Cross)

Red Cross Migration Support Programs provide services to asylum seekers living in the community, as well as others affected by migration. 

At: Adelaide Office, 212 Pirie Street, Adelaide (Regional offices in: Pt Lincoln, Mt Gambier, Pt Pirie, Pt Augusta, Ceduna & Coober Pedy)
Tel: +61 8 8100 4500 

Migration Museum

Works towards the preservation, understanding and enjoyment of South Australia's diverse cultures by providing a. place to discover the many identities of the people of South Australia through the stories of individuals and communities.

Migration Museum

82 Kintore Avenue, Adelaide
Tel: +61 8 8207 7580
Email: migration@history.sa.gov.au

MRC Arts

Promotes the cultural traditions of refugee community groups including engagement of young people in cross cultural understanding and pathways in mainstream arts through training and career pathways. Run by the Australian Migrant Resource Centre of SA

At:  59 King William Street, Adelaide
Tel: +61 8 8217 9509
Email: admin@amrc.org.au

Office of Consumer and Business Services

Provides services and information to the general public on:

  • Consumer Affairs (includes Product Safety)
  • Business and Occupational Services (includes Business Names, Associations and Co-operatives, Licensing)
  • Births, Deaths and Marriages
  • Tenancies (includes Residential,
  • Retail, Bonds and support to the Residential Tenancies Tribunal)

Consumer and Business Services

At: Ground Floor, Chesser House, 91-97 Grenfell Street, Adelaide
Tel: 131 882

Personal counselling

Family counselling, individual counselling and financial counselling about sexual concerns, domestic and family violence, separation, HIV and Hepatitis, post adoption, and problem gambling. Run by Relationships Australia (SA)

At: 161 Frome Street, Adelaide (Corporate Office)
Tel: +61 8 8223 4566 / 1300 364 277 / 1800 182 325 (country callers)
Email: mail@rasa.com.au

Refugee Services - Baptist Care SA

Baptist Care support people from refugee backgrounds who are living in Adelaide with programs and activities that promote inclusion, hope, independence, life skills and connections to the local community.

At: 216 Wright Street, Adelaide
Tel: +61 8 8231 2850
Email: westcare@baptistcaresa.org.au

Relief and counselling

Emergency relief, financial counselling and general counselling, for local residents, by appointment. Delivered by the Salvation Army Support Services

At:  277 Pirie Street, Adelaide
Tel: +61 8 8223 7776
Email: salvosaus@aus.salvationarmy.org

Shared resources

Many SA Government owned resources can be used for free or for a small fee by voluntary organisations and community groups.

  • Families SA (Adelaide), 219 Morphett Street, Adelaide offers a Conference Room.
    Tel: +61 8 8304 0101
    Email: michael.abfalter@dcsi.sa.gov.au
  • SA Schools and Preschools: Government schools and preschools across the state have a wide variety of facilities and resources available for use by volunteer organisations. These can include facilities like meeting spaces and ovals, however, will vary from school to school.
    To find out more about what's available contact your local schools' Principal/Director. You can find all the locations and contact details for schools in your local area by visiting the Department of Education and Child Development website
  • Children, Youth and Women's Health Services: Friends of Child and Family Health Branches. Various locations across South Australia. A range of resources are available for use by volunteer organisations.
    Tel: +61 8 8303 1544
    Email: Lynne.whitcher@health.sa.gov.au
  • State Library of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide.
    Offers group study rooms and meeting rooms, as well as public computer access, AV resources and equipment for people with vision impairment. The State Library also runs an English Language Learning Improvement Service (ELLIS) as a free service for people improving their English. ELLIS includes conversation classes, one on one tutoring and resources for language study.
    Tel: +61 8 8207 7250, TTY 8207 7251, or 1800 182 013
    Email: info@slsa.sa.gov.au
  • Office for Volunteers, Level 6 Chesser House, 91-97 Grenfell Street, Adelaide
    Meeting room available for use by South Australian not-for-profit volunteer-based organisations.
    Tel: +61 8 8463 4490
    Email: ofv@saugov.sa.gov.au
  • TAFESA - Adelaide Campus 120, Currie Street, Adelaide, South Australia.
    A variety of resources are available to volunteer organisations for a special discounted hire price - 50% off the usual hire fee. These resources will vary from campus to campus, and can include a range of Classrooms and Conference/Board rooms.
    Email: roombookings@tafesa.edu.au