Welcoming Centre

The Welcoming Centre exists to create a safe, supportive and welcoming space for refugee families, people seeking asylum, recently arrived migrants, and the local community. 

Opening Hours

The Welcoming Centre is moving! 

For the past nine years, through the generosity of countless supporters and partners, the Welcoming Centre has been able to call 100 Drayton Street, Bowden: home.

We look forward to welcoming you to our new home within the Kilburn Community Centre in partnership with the City of Port Adelaide Enfield at 59 Gladstone Avenue, Kilburn

For more information about the new location and partnership, read our letter to supporters here.

Community Learning Courses

Our next series of Work Skills courses will begin on Monday 6 February  in Kilburn – click here for more information and to register

Community Dinners will return in 2023! Stay tuned for details of our first dinner in Kilburn.

Check our Facebook for more details.


Established in 2013, and based in suburban Adelaide (South Australia), the Centre provides access to essential services, social support and intercultural connection – with a focus on building authentic relationships that help people to engage more effectively in the diversity of Australian life. Each year, hundreds of families and individuals engage with the Welcoming Centre.

Facilitated by a part-time coordinator, the reach and impact of the Centre relies heavily on the generosity of sponsors, donors, and community volunteers.


Services and programs at the Welcoming Centre include:

  • Pathways to employment options,
  • Upskilling and training opportunities,
  • Financial assistance
  • Referrals to other agencies for support,
  • Nurse practitioner clinic,
  • Social supports such as conversational English, help with homework, community garden, craft sessions, community dinners, and volunteering opportunities.

Referral Form

    Referral Organisation Details


    Full name*

    Contact number*


    Client Details

    The client has given permission for this information to be shared with Welcoming Australia.

    Full name*


    Age (years)


    Contact number*


    Visa Category*

    Cultural background:

    Preferred language:

    The client needs an interpreter.

    What help does the client need?