Southern suburbs

Adelaide Metro

Provides transport services for the Adelaide Metropolitan region. Go to: http://www.adelaidemetro.com.au/

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. Run by TAFE SA English Language Services.
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 go to: www.aroundyou.com.au

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 and Early Childhood Development (www.decd.sa.gov.au)

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

City of Onkaparinga Family Gatherings

Social events for newly arrived migrant families and local people interested in meeting them. Run by the City of Onkaparinga (www.onkaparingacity.com)

At: Christie Downs Community House, corner of Morton and Flaxmill Roads, Christie Downs
Bimonthly, Friday 6pm
Tel: +61 8 8384 0537

Community centres

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

Community legal services

Provide legal advice and referrals, negotiating on behalf of clients and, in some cases, representation in court. Some community legal services have child support workers, financial counsellors, and mediation services. In general, they help people who are not eligible for legal aid but cannot afford a private lawyer. Run by the Southern Community Justice Centre.

Tel: +61 8 8384 5222

Community Links Program

Provides information and support  to enable individuals who are socially isolated connect to and participate in community activities. For older people and people who have a disability. Run by Baptist Care SA (www.baptistcaresa.org.au)

At: 1 Ramrod Avenue, Hallett Cove
Tel: +61 8 8322 9255
Email: clp@baptistcaresa.org.au

Fern Avenue Community Garden Project

Community garden which allows local people to grow food for themselves in individual plots assisted by volunteers, with special emphasis on needs of unemployed, disadvantaged and disabled people. Also offers low cost courses in organic gardening and other workshops. For people in the Unley council area. Run by Alternative 3 Incorporated.

At: 18-20 Fern Avenue, Fullarton
Tel: +61 8 8369 8941
Email: fernie@brennan.net.au

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 UnitingCare Wesley Adelaide (www.ucwesleyadelaide.org.au)

At: Level 1, 111 Beach Road, Christies Beach
Tel: +61 8 8202 5010
Email: enquiries@ucwesleyadelaide.org.au

Free computer access

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

  • Aldinga Community Centre, Aldinga Beach
    Tel: +61 8 8556 5940
    Email: libraries@onkaparinga.sa.gov.au 
  • Christie Downs Community House, corner Flaxmill and Morton Roads, Christie Downs
    Tel: +61 8 8384 6894
    Email: allang@onkaparinga.sa.gov.au 
  • Cooinda Neighborhood Centre, Corner Sturt and Diagonal Roads, Sturt
    Tel: +61 8 8375 6703
    Email: cooinda@marion.sa.gov.au 
  • Coromandel Community Centre, Weymouth Oval, 442B Main Rd, Coromandel Valley
    Tel: +61 8 8370 6880 
    Email: lynwal@onkaparinga.sa.gov.au
  • Elizabeth House Over 50s Centre, 112 Elizabeth Road, Christie Downs
    Tel: +61 8 8384 5170
  • Family Connections Hackham, 72 Collins Parade, Hackham
    Tel: +61 8 8186 6944 
    Email: familyconnections@southernjunction.org.au 
  • Flagstaff Community Centre, Coromandel Street, Flagstaff Hill
    Tel: +61 8 8383 6888
    Email: sterzlg@hotmail.com
  • Glandore Community Centre, 25 Naldera St, Glandore 
    Tel: +61 8 8371 1139
    Email: adminglandore@marion.sa.gov.au
  • Hackham West Community Centre, Corner Majorca Road and Warsaw Crescent, Hackham West 
    Tel: +61 8 8384 1065
    Email: catvin@onkaparinga.sa.gov.au
  • Mitchell Park Neighborhood Centre, 1 Cumbria Centre, Mitchell Park 
    Tel: +61 8 8277 8435
    Email: jill.daviess@marion.sa.gov.au 
  • Noarlunga Downs P-7 School, Canterbury Crescent, Noarlunga Downs 
    Tel: +61 8 8384 4395 
    Email: admin@ndownsps.sa.edu.au
  • Reynella Neighbourhood Centre, 164 Old South Rd, Old Reynella
    Tel: +61 8 8322 3591
    Email: marbla@onkaparinga.sa.gov.au
  • Seaford/Moana Neighbourhood Centre, Beechwood Grove, Seaford
    Tel: +61 8 8386 3319
  • Trott Park Neighbourhood Centre, 34 Hessing Crescent, Trott Park 
    Tel: +61 8 8387 2074
  • Wakefield House Over 50s Community Centre, 65 Acre Avenue, Morphett Vale
    Tel: +61 8 8384 6158 
    Email: ronmcl@onkaparinga.sa.gov.au
  • Youth Life Centre, corner of Melsetter and Lindisfarne Roads, Huntfield Heights 
    Tel: +61 8 8382 1600

Also available at local council offices and libraries.

Health Services Finder

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

Hospitals

  • Flinders Medical Centre, Flinders Drive, Bedford Park
    Tel: +61 8 8204 5511
  • Noarlunga Health Service, Alexander Kelly Drive Noarlunga Centre
    Tel: +61 8 8384 9222
  • Repatriation General Hospital, Daws Road, Daw Park
    Tel: +61 8 8276 9666 

Humanitarian Settlement Services

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.

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. 

Libraries

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

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Marion Youth

A free, confidential health service for young people. Includes drop-in general and sexual health clinics, counselling/social work services; a recreation space; healthy lifestyle programs including Masterchef groups; and school holiday programs for 12-16 year olds. Marion Youth can run Team For Life programs in secondary schools for recently arrived young people; has several young people from culturally and linguistically diverse back grounds who are employed as peer educators; and has a fortnightly Recently Arrived Young Women's Group (held on Wednesday during school term between 4.30-7.30pm). For recently arrived young people aged 12 to 25 years, and the fortnightly group is for recently arrived young women from 12-16 years. Run by Southern Adelaide Local Area Health Network, SA Health.

At: Marion Youth, GP Plus Health Care Centre Marion, 10 Milham Street, Oaklands Park
Tel: +61 8 7425 8300

Personal counselling

Family counselling, individual counselling and financial counseling on sexual concerns, domestic and family violence, separation, HIV and Hepatitis, post adoption, and problem gambling. Run by Relationships Australia (SA) (www.rasa.org.au)

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

Religious groups

For information about religious groups, including local chapels, temples, mosques, churches, synagogues and centres: http://www.sacommunity.info/thesaurus/14616-Religions_%2526_Philosophies

Sexual health advice

Free, confidential Sexual Health Clinics and Counselling for all new arrivals. Run by Shine SA (www.shinesa.org.au). Open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm (please phone for appointment)

At: GP Plus, 10 Milham Street, Oaklands Park
Tel: +61 8 8186 8600
Sexual Health Information: 1300 883 793 
Email: sexualhealthhotline@health.sa.gov.au 

Shared resources

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

  • Disability SA Southern Adelaide Offices (Christies Beach), 98 Beach Road, Christies Beach
  • Disability SA Southern Adelaide Offices (Daw Park), 180 Daws Road, Daw Park
    Facilities and resources available: Meeting rooms and photocopier
    Tel: +61 8 8277 8566
  • Repatriation General Hospital, 216 Daws Road, Daw Park
    A variety of meeting spaces and open areas.
    Tel: +61 88275 1601
    Email: peter.footner@health.sa.gov.au
  • Southern Primary Health – Marion Youth, 249 Diagonal Road, Warradale
    Recreation/group room with kitchen, billiard table, seating for up to 15, computer with access to internet, video/CD player and television.
    (08) 83771055
    susan.lane@health.sa.gov.au
  • GP Plus Health Care Centre Aldinga, Pridham Boulevard, Aldinga Beach
    Group room and small meeting rooms, kitchen facilities, and multimedia equipment (TV/DVD, PowerPoint)
    Tel: +61 8 8557 9500
    Email: Lynda.hamilton@health.sa.gov.au
  • Southern Primary Health - Southern Women's, Alexander Kelly Drive, Noarlunga Centre
    Group room (up to 24), meeting room (up to 12 people), tables, chairs, TV and DVD, kitchen facilities. 
    Tel: +61 8 8384 9555
    Email: celia.karpfen@health.sa.gov.au
  • Children Youth and Women's Health Services: Friends of Child and Family Health Branches
    Various locations across South Australia
    Facilities and resources available: Friends of Child and Family Health Branches across the State have a range of resources available for use by volunteer organisations. These can include facilities like meeting spaces.
    Tel: +61 8 8303 1544
    Email: Lynne.whitcher@health.sa.gov.au
  • SA Schools and Preschools
    Various locations across South Australia
    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 about what's available in your community, 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.  
  • TAFESA
    Campuses offer a variety of resources to volunteer organisations for a special discounted hire price - 50% off the usual hire fee. These resources will vary from campus to campus.
    • Noarlunga Campus, Ramsay Place, Noarlunga Centre
    • O'Halloran Hill Campus, Majors Road, O'Halloran Hill
    • Panorama Campus, 621 Goodwood Road, Panorama
    • Email: roombookings@tafesa.edu.au