Sports, arts and recreation

Adelaide City Bikes

Free bike and helmet hire for use around Adelaide for everyone. Run by Adelaide City Council from 9am to 4.30pm each day. 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, 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 08 8267 3033
  • Adelaide Convention Centre, North Terrace, Adelaide, Tel: +61 8 8212 4099

Around You

Find out what's happening in your area

A Sporting Chance

Links new arrivals with sporting clubs in the inner northern suburbs and provides cultural awareness training to those clubs. For humanitarian entrants in Prospect and Port Adelaide Enfield. Run by Lutheran Community Care

Advantage Refugee Tennis Program

A program to encourage refugee youth to learn tennis and to link with the club's junior development program. Run by Grange Lawn Tennis Club with support from the Multicultural Communities Council of SA.

At: Kentdale Street, Grange  
Tel: +61 8 8353 6296

Australian Refugee Association Van

Eight seater van may be available for communities to use on weekends for refugee community events in the metropolitan area. Run by the Australian Refugee Association.

At: 304 Henley Beach Road, Underdale
Tel: +61 8 8354 2951
Email: reception@ausref.net

Beach and water safety

Surf Lifesavers provide beach and water safety via surf rescue service, club patrols, education and community training. Run by Surf Life Saving SA.

At: 219 Henley Beach Road, Torrensville
Tel: +61 8 8354 6900
Email: surflifesaving@surfrescue.com.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. Bike repairs are Western suburbs (Plympton) & north-eastern suburbs (Campbelltown).

Bikes for Refugees

Community centres

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

Kilburn Community Centre

Community lunch and Christmas day lunch, children's and youth programs, yoga, quilting, painting, card making, kindergym, karate, music and dance programs, and other workshops and events. For those living in Kilburn, Blair Athol and surrounding areas. Run by the City of Port Adelaide Enfield.

At: 59 Gladstone Avenue, Kilburn
Tel: +61 8 8349 8363
Email: leigh.goodenough@portenf.sa.gov.au

Paradise Community Services

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

At: 59 Darley Road, Paradise
Open Monday Wednesday and Friday only 10am to 2pm  
Tel: +61 8 8336 0066
Email: pcs@paradise.asn.au

Prospect Community Program

Provides yoga, computing classes, playgroup, community choir, Scrabble club, toy library, art group and mah-jong group. For those living in the Prospect area.

At: The Cottage, 1 Thomas Street, Nailsworth
Tel: +61 8 8342 8057

Community Garden Project - Fern Avenue

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.

Fern Avenue Community Garden

At: 18-20 Fern Avenue, Fullarton
Tel: +61 8 8271 5430 
Email: anhinga@internode.on.net

Football Life

Free community futsal/football program for young people aged 13 - 25

Run by Uniting Care Wesley Port Adelaide

For details: 
Tel: 0467 710 843
Email: jjsmith@ucwpa.org.au

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Organises craft groups for women, playgroup, support groups for men and women, marriage education, counselling and referral, and cricket teams, for people in the Outer North Eastern Suburbs. Run by the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.

At: 388 Montague Road, Para Vista
Open: Monday to Friday 9am to 4.30pm
Tel: +61 8 8263 5087
Email: churchenquiries@paravista.org.au

Libraries

Various information and services are available at local libraries, often in other languages. Visit the Libraries of SA website to find your nearest library.

Little Big Book Club

A state-wide service that provides e-books in a range of languages and new arrivals family reading packs for children under five years who are newly arrived refugees or speak a language other than English.

Little Big Book Club

Local recreation and sport

Local Government provides for more than 90 recreation organisations, 53 major recreation centres and 112 different sports across South Australia, including, and exercise and leisure facilities.  Find more information about your local council area.

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. The Magdalene Centre is run by the Parish of St Mary Magdalene Moore Street, the Cathedral Church, and Anglicare.

At: 26 Moore Street, Adelaide and 42-46 Carrington Street, Adelaide
Tel: +61 8 8305 9382 (Administration)
Tel: +61 8 8305 9389 (Assistance Centre)
Tel: +61 8 8305 9384 (Community, Refugee and Enterprise Programs)
Tel: +61 8 8305 9385 (Bargain Centre)

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. Visit the Migration Museum website.

At: 82 Kintore Avenue, Adelaide
Tel: +61 8 8207 7570
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: keith@mrcsa.com.au

Multicultural events

Information about multicultural events across South Australia

The Multicultural Grants Scheme provides funding for events, festivals, projects, community development and the promotion of multiculturalism.

At: 291-97 Grenfell St, Adelaide
Tel: +61 8 8226 1944, Toll Free: 1800 063 535
Email: multicultural@sa.gov.au

New and emerging community sports and recreation

The Office for Recreation and Sport focuses on working with new and emerging communities and recreation and sports organisations to develop opportunities for participation, facilitate links, assists communities to build their capacity to deliver or access sport, organises cultural awareness sessions and responds to needs. Run by the Office for Recreation and Sport state-wide.

Tel: +61 8 7424 7677

Nexus Multicultural Arts Centre

A contemporary arts organisation generating positive social outcomes by promoting understanding, acceptance and respect, celebrating difference and diversity through the arts. It advocates for, facilitates the development of, and showcases contemporary arts, artists and communities of diverse cultures. Go to the Nexus Arts website.

At: Lion Arts Centre, Corner North Terrace and Morphett Street, Adelaide
Tel: +61 8 8212 4276  
Email: nexus@nexus.asn.au

SA Police activities

Football matches, camps and other activities to get to know SA Police in metropolitan Adelaide. For unaccompanied humanitarian minors and other humanitarian entrants. Run by SA Police and Refugee Services.

Tel: +61 8 7322 4061 (Aboriginal and Multicultural Unit)
Tel: +61 8 7322 4061 (African Liaison Officer) based at 176 Grenfell Street, Adelaide and servicing metropolitan Adelaide

Sports equipment loans

Provision of sports equipment on loan to new and emerging communities and the service agencies that work with them across the state. Run by the Office for Recreation and Sport.

Tel: +61 8 7424 7677