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Cooinda Neighbourhood Centre

The aim of Cooinda Neighbourhood Centre is to respond to the health, welfare, individual and community needs of adults.

We achieve this by facilitating a fun, diverse and accessible range of social, recreational and educational activities and programs that develop personal growth, encourage wellbeing and a sense of identity and community.

COVID-19 Update

In the interest of public safety we are suspending public access to Cooinda Neighbourhood Centre from COB Sunday, 22 March. Council is closely monitoring the situation and this suspension will stay in place until we are told it is safe to re-open. The Neighbourhood Centre Team are working hard to continue to support the community whilst maintaining a physical distance but staying socially connected. We encourage you to stay connected with us, so as new initiatives come to light, we can ensure you are kept informed. Stay happy and healthy and to look after your family, friends and neighbours around you.

Remember your Neighbourhood Centre staff are still here for you – please give us a call on 8375 6703!

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Join our mailing list to receive regular newsletters and/or information on a wide range of programs and services.

What's Happening

Filling in the Blanks

Looking for a challenge, perhaps a distraction to everyday life. Why not apply to be part of our Youth campaign (we want you to give it a groovy name). Driven by you, this is a chance to make a difference in your community. Let us know what we are missing, how to do things better and ultimately make a space for young people to enjoy. Along the way you will be given the chance to improve your social media, graphic design, event management and leadership skills. Applications are open for 16 – 25yrs olds that want to have a say.

Once you have completed the form email it to us at:

apART Online

apART online is a collaborative Facebook group keeping your artistic talents flowing. Share ideas, images, inspiration, ask questions and gain advice. Join the neighbourhood centres tutors as they set you tasks, answer your questions and supply inspiration galore. Chat with other artists and share your work. The possibilities are endless.

A wonderful way to keep in touch with others you may have already connected with at our centres. We look forward to seeing your works of art and receiving your comments.

Being apART Journals

Join your community with grateful journaling. If you are tech savvy join us online. On our Facebook page, join the BeingapARTJournal group and leave a comment for something you are grateful for. A positive thing to do for yourself, along with others. However if you rather the low tech option we can supply a journal to your door. A great way to keep you busy. Call your nearest City of Marion Neighbourhood Centre, supply your mailing address and we’ll get you started. You could even choose a blank book from home so you don’t miss a moment.

Walk Around Australia

Want a virtual holiday? Well lace up your walking shoes, and grab some friends (at a distance).

All you need is:

> An email address (Only one per team)
> A team of 4 to share the journey with, give them a groovy name
> A pedometer, fitbit or phone app to count your steps. if you want a pedometer to let us know – we have a limited supply

Then you are ready for your walk around Australia! Watch the virtual sights go by as your team receives emails on the highlights and things to do at each town you pass.

Need help to get online?

Now is the time to connect digitally! There are many great ways to stay in touch with others. Don’t feel alone and uncertain.

If you need assistance, run into trouble or just have a question please give your local neighbourhood centre a call.

We could send out instructions and/or get one of our friendly volunteer tutors on the phone to help you out

'Guess What I Learnt From My Community' Podcast

Our brand new podcast series 'Guess What I Learnt From My Community' launched in January.

Follow our host Sharleen through her community engagement over a series of 11 episodes and learn why her guests are so valuable to us at Marion Neighbourhood Centres.

New episodes are released every 3rd Monday via our Facebook page.

Check us out on Facebook and Eventbrite!

Keep an eye out for exciting updates, events and community news!

We have a large range of workshops, programs, services and event on offer -
there is something for everyone!

Please note if the specific course/program you are interested in is not displayed via the following link please contact Mitchell Park on 8375 6804

Refund of fees:

  • If we cancel an activity / program for which people have registered and paid fees, we will refund the fees in full
  • If a participant who has registered and paid for an activity / program cancels their registration:
    • 7 days before the event, we will refund the fee in full.
    • Fewer than 7 days before the event, we will not refund the fee.
  • If a participant who has registered and paid for an activity / program does not cancel their registration and does not attend, we will not refund the fee.

Please note if the specific course/program you are interested in is not displayed via the following link please contact Cooinda on 8375 6703

Support for new arrivals

The neighbourhood centres are a place where people can connect and diversity is embraced.

We provide support and information for newly arrived people in the community including partnering with various service providers that deliver settlement support, case management and friendly programs.

For more information regarding New Neighbours Settlement Support, please email

Adult Community Education

Adult Community Education (ACE) provides adults with a wide range of non-formal, accredited and non-accredited learning opportunities.

Adult Community Education assists participants to:

  • Learn new skills
  • Connect with people in their local community
  • Create pathways to further education, training, employment and volunteering

Commonwealth Home Support Programme

Providing opportunities to stay active, socially connected and independent in your local community.

Social support for people with a disability

We offer social groups for adults with a disability. Meet new people and enjoy fun activities and outings in a relaxed, friendly and inclusive environment.

Please contact the centre for more information about our current programs on offer.

Facilities for hire

Currently facility hire is suspended. For further information call 8375 6703

The centre is usually available for hire for community groups. Please phone us for further information. No private party hire is available.


The centre is accessible for wheelchairs.

Contact details

Cooinda Neighbourhood Centre
245 Sturt Road
Sturt SA 5047
Phone: 8375 6703
Monday to Friday: 9.00am to 4.00pm