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

Playford News Magazine

Playford News is a quarterly hard-copy publication delivered to Playford residents. The council also has a podcast and YouTube channel as well.

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

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Community centres

Food assistance

Services: provides low-cost nutritional food products and grocery items at reasonable prices

The Precinct, Coventry Road Smithfield Plains
Elizabeth Downs Shopping Centre
Monday to Friday , 9.30am to 3.30pm

Services: Café with low-cost meals; free lunch and food giveaway at 11.30am; affordable frozen meals

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Elizabeth Church of Christ, 38 Ashfield Road, Elizabeth
Tuesday to Friday, 11.00am to 2.00pm

Free fruit and veg, low-cost groceries and free bread for concession card holders.


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


Food hampers, delivery


Meals, delivery


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.


The Playford Wellbeing Hub delivers a range of programs and services to support community physical, social and mental health and wellbeing. Activities include ‘come and try sports’ at the John McVeity Centre, gardening and cooking programs, open days, art projects and other activities at The Precinct, which supports social and community connectedness.

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The Precinct is part of the Playford Wellbeing Hub. Some of the things on offer include:

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Free practical, hands-on adult education programs focusing on career-based skills, for example:

  • WHS and basic work safety
  • digital skills
  • resume writing
  • language and literacy.

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Hope Central Elizabeth

Youth, young adults and kids groups, free CAP debt counselling, Younique additional needs service, cafe on Fridays

51 Goodman Road
Elizabeth South SA

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Playford Uniting Church

Kids programs, Little Buzz Playgroup, youth group, life groups, men’s and women’s gatherings

232 Curtis Road
Munno Para

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St Peter’s Lutheran Church

521 Main North Road
Elizabeth SA

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Encounter Church Gawler

Free food Thursdays, various groups

25 Northside Court
Evanston Gardens SA

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The Ark Salisbury Lutheran Church

Children’s ministry, youth ministry, playgroup, Salisbury Lutheran Kindergarten

10 Waterloo Corner Road
Salisbury SA

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Mawson Lakes Community Church

Small groups, kid’s ministry, monthly community lunch

85 Mawson Lakes Boulevard
Mawson Lakes SA

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Things to do

Stebonheath parkrun

A weekly 5-kilometre timed community group run or walk. Coordinated by volunteers, the event is open to everyone and is free to participate in.

Playford Writer's Group

Fortnightly group session where you can build your skills, connect to a writer’s community and hear from special guests in the writer community.


Library STEAM Hub programs and hardware available at your fingertips. Programs and courses are available to the Playford community, organisations and schools, for ages 10+ years to adults.

Curtis Wetlands

The wetlands include walking trails, a playground, a large grassed area and a picnic shelter.


Geocaching is a fun outdoor treasure hunting game that anyone with a GPS device or smartphone can play. Join in, have fun, get some exercise, and see what you can find!

Virginia Oval and Community Playground

Sporting facilities and playground

Hopestreet Youth Programs and Op Shop

Op shop, a drop-in afternoon with games and snacks for years 6 to 12; skatepark meeting with free food and snacks; Friday youth for years 6 to 12 with dinner, games and chats.

Fremont Park

Located near the Elizabeth City Centre, this picturesque park features a large lake with a fountain and waterfalls, two playgrounds, including all-ability play equipment, a basketball court, an exercise gym, a gazebo and plenty of shady green spaces.

Maggie Moo Music Playgroup

A morning of music, songs, dance and more at our Elizabeth Rise Community Centre’s free playgroup, perfect for 0−5 years. No bookings required; Thursdays 9.30am or 10.30am.

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