Community Notices

April 2018

What’s on at Neporendi? – January to June 2018 (South)

Men’s Yarnin Circle – February to June 2018 (South)

Women’s Yarnin Circle – February to June 2018 (South)

Sunday Fun for Dads and Kids – 2018 Dates (Seaton)

A range of indoor and outdoor activities are provided, suitable for children aged 0-12 and their Dad, Grandfather, Uncle, carer or any other special bloke in their life.

May 2018

Graduate Register Affirmative Measures – May 2018

The ABS will be actively recruiting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Graduates in the 2019 Graduate Development Program. A Graduate register has opened today which will update those interested on open dates, eligibility or any general information that is relevant to the recruitment process.

Centacare: ATSI foster carers urgently needed : Information session – 23 May 2018 (Reynella)

2018 National Reconciliation Week Breakfast – 28 May 2018 (City)

In 2018, Reconciliation SA will launch National Reconciliation Week (NRW) with presentations from the 2017 Kokoda Track Reconciliation Trekkers, who will reflect on their experiences following the stories of our Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Veterans on the Kokoda Track.

Noel Pearson announced as Lowitja O’Donoghue Orator – 29 May 2018 (City)

Join the Don Dunstan Foundation to hear one of Australia’s most prominent Aboriginal lawyers and activists deliver this year’s Lowitja O’Donogue Oration, one year on from the Uluru Statement from the Heart.

June 2018

Learner Driver Training Program – June 2018 (Paralowie & Elizabeth)

A comprehensive 4 day program to help your clients pass the theory test and get on the road to work!

Our next course commences as follows:

  • Monday 18th June, at Heta, Unit 9, 94 Waterloo Corner Road, Paralowie from 9am – 3pm
  • Tuesday 19th June, at Heta, Unit 9, 94 Waterloo Corner Road, Paralowie from 9am – 3pm
  • Thursday 21st June, at Heta, Unit 9, 94 Waterloo Corner Road, Paralowie from 9am – 3pm

Friday 22nd June, at Service SA, Elizabeth Shopping Centre, 42/42 Elizabeth Way, Elizabeth from 11am – 1pm (Theory test)
To register or for further information please call (08) 8285 4695 or email but hurry as places are limited & guaranteed to fill up fast!

**NEW** 2018 NAIDOC March and Family Fun Day – Registration form due 21 June 2018 (Christies Beach)

As part of NAIDOC week 2018, Neporendi in collaboration with a number of organisations and community members are holding the NAIDOC March and Family Day being held on Wednesday 4 July. Your organisation is invited to be to be involved.


Kaurna Register (City of Port Adelaide Enfield)

The city of Port Adelaide Enfield are creating an online register to promote Kaurna Welcome to Country and/or other service performances.

Your Legal Rights ‘Personal Details’

Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement and SAPOL have worked together to produce a 4 minute video to educate community around their rights when asked for their personal details by a Police Officer, their rights once arrested and the services Aboriginal Legal Rights Movements provides.

Aboriginal Way, Issue 69 – Summer 2018

A publication of South Australian Native title Services.

Has your centre developed a protocol for acknowledging Country?

As you know, an Acknowledgement of Country is a way of showing awareness of and respect for the traditional Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander owners of the land.

If you don’t already have a formal protocol, before your next meeting, morning tea or social gathering, why not perform an Acknowledgement of Country to raise community awareness and show respect for the traditional owners of the land? You could also think about starting a conversation with your volunteers about the difference between a Welcome to Country and Acknowledgment of Country.

Need some help with information and wording? Check out Reconciliation Australia fact sheets for some tips. Also, there are some terrific resources on the Reconciliation SA website.

Indigenous Business Australia (IBA)

Aboriginal Nations in South Australia

For the price list of SA language maps against geographical areas please click here.

Towards an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander violence prevention framework for men and boys
Barton, ACT: Healing Foundation, & White Ribbon Foundation, 2017: “Crucially, any strategy must be adequately resourced; implemented in a safe, accessible place; prioritise safety for women, children and men; and be supported by trauma informed therapeutic services and programs.” (-WRF)

Wiyi Yani U Thangani | Women’s voices
Australian Human Rights Commission, 2017: This website was established by June Oscar, the first Aboriginal woman appointed as  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner. The website aims to incorporate the voices of indigenous Australian women concerning their human rights.


Toolbox- Early Years program – 6 March to 10 April 2018 (Elizabeth Rise)

This course is free and bookings are essential. Please contact Jan at the Elizabeth Rise Community Centre on 8256 0448 to register

Stall Registration Southern Region Nunga Tag Carnival – 7 March 2018 (Christies Beach)

Nunga Tag is an Aboriginal community sporting initiative held annually at Christies Beach High School.The event not only promotes healthy choices, sportsmanship, inclusiveness, leadership, well-being and cultural unity, but also provides an opportunity to access information about local service providers within our region and wider area.

Phoebe Wanganeen Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarships – closing 12 March 2018

The Phoebe Wanganeen Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarships are now open for 2018. These Scholarships support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Salisbury Council residents (post-secondary) to study at any South Australian university or TAFE SA. Information about the Scholarships is available on the City of Salisbury website.

Closing the Gap Day – 22 March 2018 (Wayville)

Closing the Gap Day is a FREE all-ages event which aims to bring together people from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community to share information and take meaningful action in support of achieving Indigenous health equality by 2030.

Close the Gap Day – 22 March 2018 (Marion)

Invitation to the launch of the ‘WoW’ (Women of the World) Event – 23 March 2018 (Welland)

An evening of celebration to mark International Women’s Day. This event, exclusively for women, is a great reason to get dressed up and have fun with other women from around the world.

This event has been organised by a group of passionate women from CALD, Aboriginal and mainstream background and supported by Relationships Australia SA to celebrate the contribution of ordinary women doing extraordinary things in their day to day life. This event is only for women.

Northern Health Network – Positions Vacant – closing 27 March 2018

The recruitment has commenced for the following role.

Aboriginal Family Support Services: Community Safety and Wellbeing Calendar – Term 1, 2018 (Various locations)

Kalaya Children’s Centre: What’s on – Term 1, 2018 (Queenstown)

Kalaya Children’s Centre is an Aboriginal focus childcare and preschool site in the Western suburbs of Adelaide. The centre’s community programs are open to the whole community.

Taikurrendi Children and Family Centre – Term 1, 2108 (Christies Beach)

Acorn: Parent-Infant Attachment Groups (various dates & locations)

Acorn groups provide an opportunity for Mothers who have diagnosed mental health difficulties to come together and be supported in their relationship with their child/ren aged birth to three years. Please click here for referral form.

Connecting with Community Program – Term 1, 2018 (Hackham)

2018 NAIDOC local grants funding round – closing 3 April 2018

Applications are now open for the 2018 NAIDOC local grants round. NAIDOC local grants supports activities that celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures, achievements and their continuing contributions to our country and society. Activities should be held during NAIDOC Week – 8-15 July 2018.

DV-Alert (Domestic and Family Violence Response Training) training sessions in South Australia – 10 to 11 April 2018 (Aldgate)
DV-Alert is holding training sessions across Australia on responding to domestic violence, including responding to violence in culturally and linguistically diverse communities, workshops for settlement services, and sessions for health and community workers supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

YWCA Adelaide: South Australian Statewide Aboriginal Women’s Leadership Gathering – 10 & 11 April 2018 (City)

Over two exciting days the Gathering will showcase, celebrate and further develop local Aboriginal women’s leadership. The Gathering aims to empower Aboriginal women to utilise their collective voice and advance Aboriginal women’s rights in the leadership space through interactive, reflective and engaging presentations and works

 Skylight: Panel Style Community Forum – ‘Understanding Non Suicidal Self Injury’ (self-harm) – 18 April 2018 (Wayville)

Non Suicidal Self-Injury is often misunderstood as an attention seeking behaviour, and as a result attracts a great deal of stigma. NSSI is not a mental illness as such, but more of a maladaptive coping strategy and in most cases there is an underlying mental illness, psychological distress or trauma.
Come along and hear from our special panel of people who will share their experiences of NSSI and gain a better understanding of this often distressing behaviour which is highly stigmatised as an attention seeking behaviour.
Our Lived Experience Panel members will share information about how they developed NSSI and strategies that have been helpful during their recovery.

Family and Community Safety (FaCtS) Study – Australian National University (posted 16 April 2018)

Interested communities will need to contact: Shavaun Wells, Senior Fieldwork Officer
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health Research |
College of Health & Medicine | Australian National University
Florey Building
54 Mills Road, Acton ACT 2601
Acton ACT 2601

Shelter SA Blog – posted 24 April 2018

Featuring the Aboriginal Cultural Advisory Panel

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander ANZAC Gathering – 25 April 2018

Join Aboriginal Veterans SA (AVSA) on ANZAC Day to commemorate the military service and sacrifice of Aboriginal servicemen and women.

Aboriginal Tertiary Education Scholarship – closing 28 April 2018
The City of Port Adelaide Enfield is pleased to offer twelve month Aboriginal Tertiary Educational Scholarships of up to $5000 for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island students to undertake tertiary studies at Flinders University, the University of Adelaide or the University of South Australia. Up to two Scholarships will be available during 2018.
The purpose of the Tertiary Education Scholarships is to encourage and support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander residents to achieve educational aspirations and contribute to development in the City of Port Adelaide Enfield.

Strong Women, Strong Business Conference – 1 to 3 May 2018 (Glenelg)

A conference for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women who who are in business or looking to start a business.

Women’s Safety Services SA: Family and Domestic Violence Risk Assessment Training – May & June 2018 (Various)

The focus of the training is practice based skill development in conducting risk assessments and responding to high risk, rather than information provision. It is suitable for workers newer to conducting risk assessments as well as workers who regularly conduct risk assessments but are wanting to spend some extra time developing their skills in this critical area of domestic violence work. Please note that this training assumes a basic level of knowledge around domestic violence and has pre-requisite readings/videos that will be sent out upon registration.

  • 3 May 2018  (Mile End)
  • 24 May 2018 (Murray Bridge)
  • 28 May 2018 (Mile End)
  • 7 June 2018 (Port Augusta)
  • 21 June 2018 (Mount Gambier)

Who’s In Charge? Parent Program – starting 9 May 2018 (Ottoway)

This program is being held in the evening to accommodate for parents who may have daytime commitments. This program targets parents who will benefit from support dealing with abuse, defiance and violence in the home perpetrated by children aged 8-18 years.
Please contact Trevor Cresswell on 8405 6862 or Kay Buckley on 8341 1334 for further enquires or registrations.

Naming and Addressing Racism – Launch 17 May 2018

The University of Adelaide, in collaboration with Garridja Aboriginal Cultural Consultancy and Duke University, are proud to
host a week-long forum on ‘Naming and Addressing Racism’. The public launch event for this forum (on Thurs May 17 at the National Wine Centre) will include a screening of ‘Utopia’, with follow-up discussions by a distinguished panel of Aboriginal leaders.

Calling all Artists for the 2018 Reconciliation Week Art Exhibition – entries close 18 May 2018 (Onkaparinga)