North and North Eastern suburbs

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'. Check eligibility at TAFE SA English Language Services, Level 5, 127 Rundle Mall, Adelaide. Tel: +61 8 8226 6555.

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. For more information about the AMEP, visit the Department of Social Service's interactive map of settlement services.

Around You

Find out what's happening in your area

African Twilight Market

For African communities. Run by Lutheran Community Care and the African Community Council of SA

At: At Prospect Plaza, Prospect Road, Prospect
Every Friday evening from 6pm to 9.30pm
Email: malindad@dodo.com.au

Assistance to secure affordable rental property

Available to humanitarian entrants in Australia for less than five years. Run by Lutheran Community Care.

At: Blair Athol and Ingle Farm
Tel: +61 8 8331 3111
Email: enquiries@lccsa.org.au

Bikes for Refugees

Provides free second hand bicycles for humanitarian entrants, and their family/household members. Also, free or low cost bicycle repair/maintenance/advice.

Bikes for Refugees

Blue Light – Elizabeth Branch

Runs a range of activities to help young people develop and build positive relationships in a safe and fun environment. Includes youth early intervention/crime prevention programs, Blue Light Discos, Problem Solving and Life Skills programs for youth; Leadership Camps/Programs, Free or minimal cost activities for disadvantaged and CALD youth. For all young people in the area.

Everyone is welcome to join the organising committee which meets at the Salisbury Police Station monthly on Tuesday evening commencing at 6.00pm. Run by SA Police
Tel: +61 8 8207 9411 
sapolbluelightsa@police.sa.gov.au

Burundi Choir

A choir for people of Burundian origin held in Elizabeth.

Check out the Facebook page.

Children's centres

Provide care, education, health, community development activities and family services for families and their young children. Each Children's Centre is tailored to meet the needs of the local community. For families and their young children aged from birth to eight years of age. Run by the Department for Education & Early Childhood Development

Tel: +61 8 8226 1755
Email: childrenscentres@sa.gov.au

Community centres

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

Community Food SA

Provides low cost groceries for people on low incomes. Customers should bring a health care or pension card or other proof of low income.

Community Food SA

At: Shop 5, 580 Main North Road, Gepps Cross
Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm
Tel: +61 8 8262 7345

Free computer access

Access, classes and support available.

At: Lutheran Community Care, 309 Prospect Rd, Blair Athol
Tel: +61 8 8269 9300

Find out where free internet, computer and training resources are available in your local area:

Also available at local council offices and libraries.

Gilles Plains GP Plus Super Clinic

The Clinic at Gilles Plains is on the grounds of the Gilles Plains Primary School. The two services co-located at Gilles Plains are Marringga Turtpandi, which is a service delivery site of Watto Purrunna Aboriginal Health Service and Gilles Plains GP Plus Super Clinic that is focused on children and families. Run by SA Health.

At: 1 Gilles Crescent, Gilles Plains
Tel: +61 8 8334 8400

Health Services Finder

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

Home visiting service       

Trained volunteers arrange weekly visits to listen, support and, when appropriate, encourage the client to connect with local services. For socially isolated families in the inner northern suburbs of Adelaide. Run by Lutheran Community Care SA

At: 2 Belalie Road, Ingle Farm
Tel: +61 8 8349 6099
Email: enquiries@lccsa.org.au

Homework clubs    

After-school homework clubs for high school students of refugee backgrounds. Run by the Australian Refugee Association

Twelve25 Youth Centre, 17-19 Wiltshire Street, Salisbury
Tuesdays 4-6 pm

Tel: +61 8 8354 2951
Email: reception@ausref.net

Hospitals

Lyell McEwin Hospital, Haydown Road, Elizabeth Vale  
Tel: +61 8 8182 9000

Modbury Hospital, Smart Road, Modbury
Tel: +61 8 8161 2000

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: Northern Area Migrant Resource Centre, 28 Mary Street, Salisbury
Tel: +61 8 8283 0844  
Email: admin@mrcsa.com.au

You can find out more about services in your area via the Department of Social Service's interactive map of settlement services for humanitarian entrants.

Immunisation

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

Immunisation for children is also provided by:

Inclusive Directions

Assists childcare services to respond to the needs of all children in their care, particularly those with refugee status and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Kilburn and Blair Athol Community Action Group

Mums' group, English conversation classes, kids club, cooking and nutrition groups, sewing and craft group, fatherhood groups, computing classes and vacation care. For those living in Kilburn, Blair Athol and surrounding areas.

At: 59 Gladstone Avenue, Kilburn
Tel: +61 8 8260 7110
Email: kbacag@yahoo.com.au

Kilburn Community Centre

Social support program for the frail aged, community lunch and Christmas Day lunch, English classes, children's and youth programs, yoga, quilting, painting, card making, tax help, kindergym, karate, ethnic schools (Turkish, Swahili), music and dance programs, and other workshops and events. For those living in Kilburn, Blair Athol and surrounding areas. Kilburn Community Centre

At: 59 Gladstone Avenue, Kilburn
Tel: +61 8 8405 6730 
Email: christine.loveday@portenf.sa.gov.au

Libraries

Various information is available at local libraries, often in other languages. Find your nearest library

Local and District Councils

Local and district councils provide a range of services for those resident in their council area. Find your local council

Lutheran Community Care Blair Athol

Anti binge drinking project, charity clothing shop, emergency relief, financial counselling, job club, living healthy project, low income support program, personal and relationship counselling, refugee settlement services. Eligibility varies and there are small fees for counselling. Run by Lutheran Community Care

At: 309 Prospect Road, Blair Athol
Tel: +61 8 8269 9300
Email: newneighbours@lccare.org.au

Northern Suburbs Housing Community

Provides long-term, affordable, secure rental housing to elderly people. Rent is the same as for public housing. For residents of Prospect and the inner area of Port Adelaide and Enfield who are aged 55 years or over and don't own a residential property, are on a low income, have limited assets, are of reasonable health, can demonstrate their need for housing and are willing to be involved in the organisation.

Northern Suburbs Housing Community

Tel: +61 8 8344 9011
Email: info@nshc.com.au

Paradise Community Care

Provides emergency relief assistance, recreational events, pastoral care, youth support and respite care.

Paradise Community Care

At: 59 Darley Road, Paradise
Open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm  
Tel: +61 8 8336 0066

Personal counselling

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

Tel: +61 8 8223 4566 / 1300 364 277 / 1800 182 325
Email: mail@rasa.com.au

Playford Bus Tour

For new arrivals to the Playford area. Run by Playford City Council

Tel: +61 8 8256 0333
Email: playford@playford.sa.gov.au

Playford Refugee Services

Services include a small business development project, sporting activities, arts based projects targeting women and youth, and a leadership and governance project. For humanitarian entrants living in the Playford area who have been in Australia for less than five years. Run by Playford City Council

Tel: +61 8 8256 0333
Email: playford@playford.sa.gov.au

Relief and counselling

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

At:  Corner Bridge and Maxwell Roads, Ingle Farm
Tel: +61 8 8397 9333

Salisbury Youth Enterprise Centre (Twelve25)

Resources for volunteers and young people, including free computer and internet access and IT training. Run by City of Salisbury Council

At: 17 Wiltshire St, Salisbury
Tel: +61 8 8253 9928
Email: rhenke@salisbury.sa.gov.au

Settlement Services Program (SGP)

Lutheran Community Care's New Neighbours Settlement Support program provides case work, life skills sessions, support for women at risk of isolation, support to enter the Australian workforce, Afghan youth leadership skills, employment and computer mentoring, and  a craft group for humanitarian entrants in their first five years of settlement.

New Neighbours Settlement Support

At: Lutheran Community Care, 309 Prospect Rd, Blair Athol
Tel: +61 8 8269 9300

Sexual Health Advice

Free, confidential Sexual Health Clinics and Counselling for all new arrivals. Run by SHine SA.

Open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm (please phone for appointment)
Tel: Sexual Health Information: 1300 883 793
Email: sexualhealthhotline@health.sa.gov.au

  • At: 43 Peachey Road, Davoren Park, Tel: +61 8 8256 0700
  • At: GP Plus, 1 Gilles Crescent, Hillcrest: Tel: +61 8 8300 5300

Shared resources

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

  • At: ASSIST/Independent Living Centre, 11 Blacks Road, Gilles Plains
    Offers a seminar room for meetings or as a training facility.
    Tel: +61 8 8266 5260.
  • At: Children Youth and Women's Health Services: Friends of Child and Family Health Branches
    Various locations across South Australia
    Tel: +61 8 8303 1544
    Email: Lynne.whitcher@health.sa.gov.au
  • At: 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. To find out more contact your local school's 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.
  • At: TAFESA
    Campuses offer a variety of resources to volunteer organisations for a special discounted hire price - 50% off the usual hire fee.
    • Elizabeth Campus, 2 Woodford Road, Elizabeth
    • Gilles Plains Campus, 33 Blacks Road, Gilles Plains
    • Salisbury Campus, 16 Wiltshire Street, Salisbury
    • Tea Tree Gully Campus, 100 Smart Road, Modbury
    • Email: roombookings@tafesa.edu.au

Transitions

Supports the coordination and delivery of learning activities for adults, designed to help them to make successful transitions to vocational education and training and the achievement of post-school qualifications.

Women's health and safety

Well Women's Clinics run by nurses, midwives and senior medical officers. Focused on screening, assessment and education to improve women's health and safety and the protection of children. Clinics focus on gynaecological problems and risks; women's safety at home; counselling; group programs on body image, healthy eating, improved health and safety outcomes, mindfulness and multicultural carers. All services (including female interpreters) are free of charge with a Medicare card.

Run by Women's Health & Safety (SA Health)
Tel: +61 8 8444 0700
At: Elizabeth GP Plus Health Care Centre, 16 Playford Boulevard, Elizabeth
At: Gilles Plains GP Plus Super Clinic, 1 Gilles Crescent, Gilles Plains

Youth Leadership Program

Skills training and development, supporting young people to achieve their potential as leaders, community advocates, role models and mentors for other young people in their communities. Run by the Australian Migrant Resource Centre of SA

At: Northern Area MRC, 28 Mary Street, Salisbury
Tel: +61 8 8283 0844  
Email: admin@amrc.org.au