SAcommunity is a free online directory of South Australian community services. Funded by the Government of South Australia and Public Library Services, the directory includes information about government, non-government, community based and some private sector organisations that provide services for the South Australian community in the areas of health, welfare, housing, education, community participation, information, legal services, arts and recreation.

SAcommunity was established in 1981 and continues to provide collated, reviewed, edited and summarised community service information for South Australia. The service collects and organises details that are traditionally dynamic, fragmented, dated and dispersed across websites, social media, bulletins, newspapers and notice boards into one collaboratively editable website and a single data export source.

The SAcommunity directory is provided in collaboration with an expansive stakeholder network to conserve and maximise resources usually required in generating and maintaining the same data and contact details between and within individual councils and departments across the state.

SAcommunity information is used for referrals, communication, consultation and research for the public and service providers, with data exports used for government, councils, libraries and universities. Data is provided as part of Connecting Up's commitment to open data and is also accessible through the Public Library Service's networked 'One Card' catalogue system to assist users pair information and resources with local services that can assist them. 

Contact us for more information and to let us know how you are using SAcommunity information for ongoing funding and reporting purposes. 

What is included in SAcommunity?

SAcommunity includes organisations that meet all of the following criteria:

  • provide, directly to the public or in a support or coordination role, services that help people living in South Australia to meet their basic needs and rights, or provide opportunities to participate in society

  • provide services at state, regional or local level

  • operate on a charitable or not-for-profit basis, or are subsidised by government, or provide services on behalf of government, or operate in the private sector providing services that are similar to those helping services provided by charitable, not-for-profit, government subsidised and government services

  • have regular hours of operation, a reliable contact source and an accountable management structure

  • are established organisations, or projects or programs with funding for at least 6 months

Help us to update SAcommunity!

Community members can assist us to maintain and update the directory:

  • Register to create your account
  • Add a new listing - available to registered users
  • Claim a listing - allows registered users to edit and update information. Use the claim listing button at the top of your listing
  • Leave a correction - anyone can inform us of details that need to be updated. Use the Leave a correction button at the top of each listing

We welcome comments and advice from SAcommunity users on information that has changed. This helps us to keep the information current. Please use the Leave a correction button at the top of each organisation listing.

SAcommunity Volunteers

Volunteers are vital to the provision of information services in SAcommunity.
Find out more about the role here: Volunteer Information Officers

If you would like to volunteer, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at support@sacommunity.org or call 08 8212 8555 extension 203 for more information.

Funding & partnerships

SAcommunity is provided by Connecting Up, a not-for-profit, non-government organisation. We work to support the nonprofit sector throughout Australia. We receive a grant from the State Government of SA to provide community information services, support and training for the South Australian community.

Information about state, regional and local services is collected and maintained by Connecting Up Inc. in collaboration with local government and specialist community information services. This forms a comprehensive community information resource for the state. The following local government and specialist information services contribute information to the database:

  • Adelaide Hills
  • Adelaide Plains (Mallala)
  • Alexandrina
  • Barossa
  • Burnside
  • Campbelltown
  • Clare & Gilbert Valleys
  • Gawler
  • Grant
  • Holdfast
  • Light
  • Lower Eyre Peninsula
  • Loxton Waikerie
  • Marion
  • Mitcham
  • Mount Barker
  • Mount Gambier
  • Murray Bridge
  • Norwood Payneham & St Peters
  • Port Adelaide Enfield
  • Port Augusta
  • Port Lincoln
  • Port Pirie
  • Prospect
  • Salisbury
  • Tea Tree Gully
  • Unley
  • Victor Harbor
  • Wakefield
  • Walkerville
  • West Torrens

Connecting Up is an independent organisation. We reserve the right to exclude organisations that we believe do not meet the criteria above.

Connecting Up and other information providers who contribute to SAcommunity endeavour to maintain a high standard of accuracy of information. However, all contributors rely on information provided by the organisations included and therefore cannot guarantee accuracy at all times. Inclusion of information relating to suppliers of services or products does not constitute a recommendation and users should therefore take all normal precautions.

SAcommunity History

SAcommunity information is accessible on the Public Library Service ‘One Card’ Network 21 April 2017 - "New data source discoverable in Enterprise"

14,000 Listing in SAcommunity directory www.sacommunity.org

Accreditation information project launched on SAcommunity directory with the support of the Government of South Australia

New SAcommunity website, with the support of sa.gov.au – compatible with sa.gov.au

Creative common licensing applied to SAcommunity listings

Organisation becomes Connecting Up Inc.

InfosearchSA re-launched on new platform as SACommunity

CISA Inc adopts new trading name, Connecting Up Australia

First annual Connecting Up conference held in Adelaide

Eventspool, SA’s first comprehensive online events directory established

Infosearch community services directory for SA goes to the web

CISSsa becomes Community Information Strategies Australia and first CISA website established

First electronic database built (Infosearch:SA)

Community Information Support Services - South Australia (CISSsa) Inc established and first print Directory of SA Community Services published (formerly a SACOSS project)


Attribution - SAcommunity web banner

Adelaide City at Night photo by Syed Abdul Khaliq via Flickr http://goo.gl/6uX84x, used under Creative Commons license (CC BY 2.0)


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