This page captures a snapshot of services and resources available in the City of Onkaparinga.

Onkaparinga Now

An news site covering everything happening in the City of Onkaparinga, including news, lifestyle stories and events.

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My Local Services

The My Local Services app delivers information about council services to communities for the participating SA councils.

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SAcommunity

SAcommunity is a free online directory of South Australian community services in several different sectors.

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Food assistance

Services: community pantry, food parcels, free light lunch (plus fruit and vegetable giveaways) every Thursday
Website: www.calvarylutheranmv.org.au
Address: 5 Windsong Court, Morphett Vale
Coffee Shoppe, Daily Café, low-cost and free food items, frozen meals available for purchase

Website: http://hwcc.net.au/coffee-shoppe/ and http://hwcc.net.au/every-day-cafe/

Community breakfast every third Monday of the month. ​All welcome, $6, bookings essential

Cafe 175 every Wednesday, low-cost lunch, cake and coffee/tea, no bookings required

Website: www.wmvnc.org.au/activities.html

Services: A two-course meal, main and sweets at the low cost of $4
Website: www.cdch.org.au/portfolio/recreation-and-leisure
Address: Christie Downs Community Centre, Corner Flaxmill & Morton Roads, Christie Downs
Hours: Mondays at 12.00pm during the school term only
Let’s Eat Takeaway low-cost meals, pickup

Website: www.facebook.com/AberfoyleCommunityCentre

Also available at the Reynella Neighbourhood Centre

Mobile food hub offering discounted pantry foods, meat, frozen foods, personal hygiene products and household cleaning products. Vegetables, fruit and bread are offered free with a voucher. For low-income earners or concession card holders (referral voucher required – available at Seaford Community Centre and Aberfoyle Community Centre).

Website: www.onkaparingacity.com/Around-me/Events-directory/Foodbank-mobile-foodhub

Fred’s Van provides warm meals at various locations around Adelaide to disadvantaged people.

Website: www.vinnies.org.au/page/Find_Help/SA/Food/Freds_Van_mobile_food_service/

Get support from a community chaplain

Chaplains are equipped with skills in pastoral care and theological training. They minister to people facing deeply distressing and traumatic situations, enabling them to better cope with periods of instability. A community chaplain from Chaplaincy Australia can meet with you, listen to your life’s struggles, and refer you to professional support services.

Wellbeing

Telecross REDi 
Daily welfare checks 1800 188 071

Lived Experience Telephone Support Service
Phone wellbeing checks

OUTFIT Onkaparinga
Free one-hour group exercise sessions with a personal trainer at various times and locations.

Come and Try events
An opportunity to try a recreational activity for free

SA Health Get Healthy
Free personal health coaching, confidential telephone-based expert advice

Heart Foundation Walking Groups
This free community initiative uses local volunteer organisers to lead small groups of people on walks in their local area. Walks are scheduled on regular basis and are conducted in a fun, supportive and social atmosphere.

Parkrun
Parkrun is a weekly five-kilometre timed community group run or walk. Coordinated by volunteers, the event is open to everyone and is free to participate.

Parks
There are many parks and reserves across the Onkaparinga region to immerse yourself in nature.

National Parks
There are many national parks and conservation parks across the Onkaparinga region to immerse yourself in nature through walking, fishing, wildlife watching, bike riding and kayaking, including the Onkaparinga River National Park, Onkaparinga River Recreation Park, Moana Sands Conservation Park and Aldinga Scrub Conservation Park.

Beaches
There are tons of beaches to explore in the Onkaparinga area.

Sustainable Onkaparinga
The City of Onkaparinga has launched a community-focused project with a spotlight on the environment, including a Facebook page, sustainability workshops and other initiatives.

Basic English Skills Training – B.E.S.T.
B.E.S.T. is a fun and welcoming program run by the Woodcroft Morphett Vale Neighbourhood Centre. It is for anyone who wants to improve or practise their English speaking, writing or reading, and includes reading, maths, spelling, writing and computers.

Aberfoyle Community Centre English language and literacy support
Assisted adult community learning in English language and literacy support is provided through individual and small group tuition by volunteer tutors within a friendly community setting.

Willunga Environment Centre
The Willunga Environment Centre is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to encourage and support the community to achieve environmental, social and economic sustainability in the Willunga Basin and surrounding areas. They offer a wide range of resources and hold regular community events and workshops.

Family History (Ancestry)
Through Libraries SA’s OneCard Network, you can access genealogical resources online using your library card and PIN to gain access.

LinkedIn Learning
LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com) is a premium online learning resource offering thousands of courses in business, technology, design, animation, photography, music, personal development, using the web and more! All you need is your library membership.

Financial assistance

Stables Christian Centre (Huntfield Heights)
Financial counselling

Uniting Communities (Christies Beach)
Financial counselling and No Interest Loans Scheme (NILS)

Anglicare SA (Morphett Vale)
Financial counselling and No Interest Loans Scheme (NILS)

MoneyMinded Online
Free educational resource to help you develop money skills

The Smith Family Saver Plus
A 10-month financial education and matched savings program that assists families to gain financial skills, establish a savings goal and develop long term saving habits.

CAP (Christians Against Poverty)
Money courses centring on budget and debt help

ATO’s Tax Help program
Free and confidential service for people with incomes up to $60,000 and simple tax affairs to complete their tax returns online. Available between July and October.

Churches

Calvary Lutheran Church

Community Care including a food pantry and food parcels, free light lunch, op shop, interest groups for different ages, small groups, kid’s church

5 Windsong Court
Morphett Vale SA

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CFC South

Young adults group, women’s group

55 Concord Drive
Old Reynella

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Seeds Uniting Church

Seeds Kids program, Kidventure school holiday program, youth group, small groups for different ages, playgroup, seniors ministry, cafe, basketball ministry, community garden, op shop, community garden

42 Sunnymeade Drive
Aberfoyle Park SA

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H2One Baptist Church

Kids’ ministry, small groups, music team, Scripture Union Beach Mission, Green Team ministry, Point Pearce Indigenous ministry

26 Jetty Road
Brighton SA

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Edge Church Reynella

Kid’s program, interest groups (children’s program 1 to 11 years, youth program 12 to 17 years, seniors, women and men), Christian education programs

255 Old South Road
Reynella SA

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Impact Church

Café following church service for light meals, coffee and catch-ups, prayer group, small groups and the Transit Lounge Coffee and Recycle Shop

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Things to do

Sports Library

Borrow a wide range of sports and recreational equipment at the City of Okaparinga’s Aldinga, Hub, Seaford and Woodcroft libraries.

Smart Playground Adventures

Through a suite of mobile games, existing playground equipment can be transformed into fun obstacle courses, treasure hunts and team challenges. Held at Thalassa Park in Aberfoyle Park.

Magical Park

Magical Park is a new game technology at Wilfred Taylor Reserve, Morphett Vale, aimed at getting children physically active using geospatial augmented reality to turn a green space into a digital fantasy world.

Woodcroft Writers

A friendly group of local writers gather to share, discuss and encourage writing, run by the Woodcroft Morphett Vale Neighbourhood Centre, $5

Toy and sports libraries

Libraries around Onkaparinga offer toy or sports library services for children. There are no charges for borrowing from these libraries; all you need is your library card.

Aberfoyle Community Garden
Aberfoyle Community Garden is where you can grow fresh produce and build a sense of community through gardening together. It is free to join and all ages and levels of experience are welcome.
Wilfred Taylor Reserve

Wilfred Taylor Reserve has sheltered barbecue areas, a walking trail along Christie Creek and is dog-friendly with a dog obstacle course. On the second and fourth Sundays of the month, there are train rides for $8 (children under 2 for free).

Hub Movie Club
Enjoy fortnight, the Hub Library in Aberfoyle Park holds movie sessions featuring late release quality films for all ages – bookings are essential due to numbers.
Storytime

Libraries around Onkaparinga hold regular storytime events for young children where there’s singing, dancing and reading.

Reading cafe

Join the group at the Noarlunga Library for a relaxed afternoon of book chatter in the Reading Cafe to discuss what you’re reading.

Jubilee Park Adventure Playground

This is an awesome day out for kids both big and small to enjoy a fantastic playground built by the community for the community, with multiple barbecue and picnic facilities and a small junior playground for the little ones.

Craft groups at Aberfoyle CC

Aberfoyle Community Centre runs the ‘Happy snippers‘ and ‘Sit & Sow‘ social craft groups.

Beaches

There are tons of beaches to explore in the Onkaparinga area.

Community art group Aldinga

The community art group at the Aldinga Community Centre is a chance to join like-minded people who enjoy working in different artistic styles and mediums (BYO materials).

Willunga Farmers Market

The Willunga Farmers Market is open every Saturday morning showcasing the fresh, local and seasonal produce of the Fleurieu region.

We have made every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.