Local Services and Community

We explore here connecting your community to local services and community. We look at  Libraries, Community Centre’s and Community Hubs and see what they have available, ready, waiting for free for your people!

Connecting communities to the information, skills, links and knowledge to share with your community. Supporting members to connect, find services, local support and places to visit and join in on activities.



    “A community centre is a place that is specially provided for the people, groups, and organizations in a particular area, where they can go in order to meet one another and do things.”

    There are many Community Centres across South Australia, some are owned and operated privately and some by local government. They are all ready and willing to connect and support you. The best place to find out more about Community Centres is through Community Centres SA. Each community centre has its own programs and community events. These range from Community Education, Social Groups, Support Groups, Social Programs and much more.

    Connect with Community Centres SA here

    Find your local Community Centre here

    City of Adelaide Community Centres



    Community hubs are welcoming places where migrant and refugee families, particularly mothers with young children, come to connect, share, and learn. Hubs bridge the gap between migrants and the wider community, they connect women with schools, with each other, and with organisations that can provide health, education, and settlement support.

    Find out more about Community Hubs here

    Find your local Community Hub here

    A video about Community Hubs






    a building or room containing collections of books, periodicals, and sometimes films and recorded music for use or borrowing by the public or the members of an institution.

    In South Australia there are many Libraries that are open to the public for borrowing of Books, DVD’s, Magazines, Music and much more. Libraries over the years have become places for community members to gather and expand their use to include access to computers, programs, training, groups of interest, places to gather and rooms and spaces to use.

    Many Libraries have access to services and equipment such as printing, scanning, copying, Justice of the Peace Services and much more!

    Find out more about Libraries SA here

    Locate your local library here

    Join the Library online here

    Search the Multicultural Library here

    Find Library Events here

    Access the Digital Library here

    Access FREE online Learning here:

    Access FREE IELTS Training here

    Don’t forget to check with your local Library for Free or very low cost:

    • Children’s activities, including play activities and story time
    • School Holiday Programs
    • Computer Training and Support
    • English Classes
    • Justice of the Peace Services
    • Craft and Art Activities
    • Social Groups including games or other activities
    • Free use of Computers and WIFI and Internet
    • Book Clubs
    • Home Library Service (where they bring books to people who are Aged or living with a Disabiliity
    • Speaker or Author Talks on topics or books
    • Hiring or Use of Community Spaces for meetings or groups

    City of Adelaide Libraries offer a range of services and programs, you can find out more about them here: https://www.cityofadelaide.com.au/community/library-services/



    local government An administrative body for a small geographic area, such as a city, town, county, or state. A local government will typically only have control over their specific geographical region, and can not pass or enforce laws that will affect a wider area.

    Wherever you live in South Australia, your residence or business, will be part of a council area, known as the local government. Local Government or Council is responsible for certain services, laws, the community and its people within these areas. Some of the things they are responsible for are: Waste Management, Libraries, Parks & Recreation Facilities, Community Buildings & Centres, Community Buses, Citizenship, Roads, Parking and Pavements, Animals, Public Health, Licensing and Building Works, Business and Community Regulations.

    You can find out which local government you live in here

    Each Council will have various services that you can access or find out more information, including:

    • Waste Management
    • Council Rates
    • Parklands and Enviroment
    • Community Centres
    • Libraries
    • Community Facilities
    • Sports & Recreation
    • Citizenship Ceremonies
    • Events
    • Local Programs and Services
    • Community Buses
    • Roads, Parking & Pavements
    • Fines and Expiation Fees
    • Animals
    • Business and Regulation
    • Licencing and Building
    • Community Development
    • Community Engagement
    • Grants and Funding Opportunities

    The Capital City in South Australia is the City of Adelaide, you can find out more here about their services:


    Whats On https://explore.cityofadelaide.com.au/whats-on/

    Adelaide Living Magazine https://living.cityofadelaide.com.au/

    City of Adelaide Community Team and Services https://www.cityofadelaide.com.au/community/ Including Community Centres, Community Development, Community Gardens, Community Grants, Library Services, Reconciliation, Volunteering, Access and Inclusion and so much more!

    Accessing Community Funding through Grants: https://www.cityofadelaide.com.au/about-council/grants-sponsorship-incentives/community-development-grants/

    Hiring Rooms and Centre Spaces https://www.cityofadelaide.com.au/community/spaces-rooms-venues-to-hire/




    Local Councils and organisations offer various events, programs and spaces for the public to enjoy, you can check out your local government website, facebook page to find out more.

    The City of Adelaide has these great links to search what is happening in the city:

    Whats On https://explore.cityofadelaide.com.au/whats-on/

    Adelaide Living Magazine https://living.cityofadelaide.com.au/