Port Augusta City Council recognises the importance of volunteers within its community. Volunteers are valued for providing customer focused services, enhancing established Council programs.

Volunteer programs forge a strong bond between the Council and the local community by encouraging:

  • Community participation
  • Access to resources and information
  • Social interaction and satisfaction
  • Participation in established Council services and events

Council operates a number of volunteer programs to ensure that the community has access to cover Council services. Volunteer operations include:

Department Duties Contact Person Contact Number Address
Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden Gardening (weeding, pruning, planting)
Plant propagation and growing on of plants
Lead guided tours
Cory Keenan (08) 8641 9118 or
0437 124 982
144 Stuart Highway, Port Augusta West
Nerrilda Nursing Home Read poetry
Play music and sing along to songs
Ceramics class
Men’s BBQ
Desley McKinlay (08) 8641 0043 71 Stokes Terrace, Port Augusta West
A.M. Ramsay Village Gardening (pruning, planting, weeding)
Cleaning (external windows)
Assist staff and residents on bus outings
Manage football tipping competition
Assist with assorted activities (craft)
Escort residents to external appointments
Bernice Racanati (08) 8642 6742 77 Seaview Road, Port Augusta
Health Focus Craft
Bus outings
Hand massage
Lorraine Hart (08) 8641 9191 71 Stokes Terrace, Port Augusta West
Mens Shed Painting
Bronwyn Filsell (08) 8641 9160 Cnr Railway and Carlton Parade, Port Augusta
Public Library Provide Justice of the Peace Services
Offer support in the Local and Family History service
Tina Dunemann (08) 8641 9151 4 Mackay Street, Port Augusta

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer with the Port Augusta City Council please contact the appropriate Manager listed above to discuss available vacancies.

To register your interest please complete the Volunteer Application Form and submit to:

Manager Strategy and Outcomes
Port Augusta City Council
4 Mackay Street (PO Box 1704)
Port Augusta SA 5700