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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!

Current newsletter

Download the current newsletter and program for further information on times, days, dates and upcoming events:

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

'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

Fitness, recreation and lifestyle

Below is a list of some of the great programs and activities offered at Cooinda Neighbourhood Centre.

  • Dance catering for all tastes including ballroom and round
  • Keep Fit/Tai Chi
  • Arts and crafts
  • Yoga/Bodysculpt
  • Light weights
  • Indoor Bowls/Snooker
  • Bingo
  • Cooking
  • Digital literacy
  • Computing
  • Drawing/Painting
  • Mah Jong
  • Chai & Conversation
  • Much more!

Costs, times and contacts are available in the current newsletter.

Multi-cultural groups

There is a variety of social groups for the ethnic community.

These include the Polish Australian Friends at Marion, Passa Tempo Marion (Italian Benevolent Foundation), Greek Friendship Group, Polish Link with seniors and the Persian social support group who offer great support and friendship.

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. Jannet Stolinski who along with Gatluit Wiw Chuol are part of the New Settlement program run by Lutheran Care.

For more information regarding New Neighbours Settlement Support, please phone Gatluit 0448 963 079 or Jannet Stolinski 8375 6718.

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

The centre is 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 & Saturday 9.00am - 12.00pm