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

Tuesdays: Drop in Centre open 10.00am – 2.00pm

10:30am – 12.00pm Conversational English class
*child-minding provided onsite

2.30pm – 5.30pm Community Garden
Social gardening program for all skill levels

4:00pm – 6:00pm Chai and Conversation
Social program with conversational English practice,homework help, games and employment assistance

Thursdays: Drop in Centre open 10.00am – 2.00pm

10:30am – 12.00pm Conversational English class
*child-minding provided onsite

Monthly Community Dinners are BACK – every second Thursday of the month. Due to CovidSafe regulations, registrations are essential.

*Mondays and Wednesdays – ACE: Community Learning at the Welcoming Centre*
Register here. 

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
  • Access to food pantry,
  • Referrals to other agencies,
  • 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*

    Gender* MaleFemale

    Age (years)


    Contact number*


    Visa Category*

    Cultural background:

    Preferred language:

    The client needs an interpreter.

    What help does the client need?