About the Australia Day Council of South Australia
The Australia Day Council of South Australia (ADCSA) is an independent, non-profit, membership based association. Funding and support comes from the Australian Government (via the National Australia Day Council), the Government of South Australia, our membership base (including all Local Councils, Corporate Club and Individual Members), sponsorships, grants, merchandise sales and partnerships.
To facilitate our aim of encouraging all Australians to 'Celebrate What's Great' about Australia and being Australian, a number of major events and programs are run that focus on Australia Day. National programs we coordinate at State Level include the Australian of the Year Awards, the Australia Day Ambassadors and the Australia Day Luncheon. Our major Statewide events include the Adelaide City Council Australia Day Concert, the Australia Day Parade and our Australia Day Awards Ceremony at Government House.
At State level, we run the Citizen of the Year Awards (also including Young Citizen and Community Event of the Year), the Minister for Education & Development's Award for Excellence in Languages and Culture and the "Women Hold Up Half The Sky" Award. These Awards are all presented on Australia Day Eve at our Awards Ceremony.
Nationally we run the Australia Day in the Office program (on behalf of the Australia Day network), the Award for Muslim & non-Muslim Understanding (in conjunction with UniSA), and our Aussie Merchandise program which raises valuable funds for our activities.
The ADCSA acts as an umbrella organisation for Australia Day events providing marketing support to help spread the Australia Day message. At local Government level, the ADCSA provides support to Councils and organising committees for their 130+ Australia Day events including certificates and frames for their Australia Day Awards.
Please click the links below to access our Annual Reports:
Australia Day Council of South Australia Board of Management
Cr. Michael Henningsen
Cr. Houssam Abiad (Deputy Chair)
Ms. Adriana Christopoulos (Deputy Chair)
Mr. Ralph Clarke
Mr. Leonard D'Aloia (Treasurer)
Cr. Barry Featherston
Hon. John Gazzola MLC
Mr. Tim Jackson
Mayor Gary Johanson
Ms. Theodora Karidis
Dr. Creston Magasdi
Cr. Arthur Mangos
Mr. Steve Maras
Mr. Norman Schueler
Mr. Damien Smith
Mr. Peter Tsokas
Australia Day Council of South Australia Staff
110 Hindley st, Adelaide SA 5000
Ph: (08) 8463 5436
Fax: (08) 8463 5449