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, Adelaide City Council, 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 and the Australia Day Ambassadors. Our major Statewide events include the Adelaide City Council Australia Day Concert, the Australia Day Parade, the Australia Day Luncheon 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 at Work 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:
Annual Report 2015-2016
Annual Report 2014-2015
Annual Report 2013-2014
Annual Report 2012-2013
Annual Report 2011-2012
Annual Report 2010-2011
Annual Report 2009-2010
Annual Report 2008-2009
Annual Report 2007-2008
Cr. Houssam Abiad
Mr Steve Maras (Deputy Chair)
Mr. Norman Schueler (Deputy Chair)
Ms. Adriana Christopoulos
Cr. Barry Featherston
Dr. Michael Henningsen
Mayor John Trainer OAM
Mr. Peter Tsokas
Hon. Russell Wortley MLC
Ms. Amanda Grocock
Ms. Belinda Heggen
Ms. Kelly Noble
Ms. Brenna Chia
Australia Day Council of South Australia Staff
Australia Day Council of South Australia and Reconciliation
The Australia Day Council of South Australia recognises the different opinions surrounding the date of Australia Day. Many see Australia Day as a time to discuss issues affecting our national identity and we encourage the discussion and debate around our national day. The date upon which Australia Day is celebrated is determined by our Federal Government.
Australia Day Council of South Australia
30 Wakefield Street, Adelaide SA 5000
Post:GPO Box 2343, Adelaide SA 5001
Ph: (08) 8463 5436
Fax: (08) 8463 5449