Major Events

  • Unley Gourmet Gala
    4pm - 10pm, Tuesday 19 January 2016
    One of Adelaide’s most prestigious annual events, the hugely popular and successful Unley Gourmet Gala, will also be held again on the eve of Unley’s Tour Stage. The event is an opportunity for retailers and restaurants to showcase their finest gourmet produce, wine and fashion in a lively street party on Tuesday, 19 January 2016.

    Unley Mayor Lachlan Clyne welcomed the news. “King William Road will be buzzing with activity across the two days and we anticipate thousands of people will attend the festivities, providing a huge economic boost to the area,” Mayor Clyne said.

    “The 2015 Gourmet Gala attracted more than 30,000 visitors and generated turnover in excess of $1 million for the City. We’ll now start seeking sponsorship to ensure the 2016 event is just as big a success.”

    The Unley Gourmet Gala will be held the evening prior to Unley hosting the stage 2 start of the 2016 Santos Tour Down Under (TDU).

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  • Stage 2 Start of the Santos Tour Down Under
    11am, Wednesday, 20 January 2016
    City of Unley is proud to be hosting Stage 2 of the 2016 Santos Tour Down Under (TDU).

    The Stage 2 Start of the TDU will be held on Adelaide’s premier retail strip, King William Road at the Opey Avenue intersection.

    One of Adelaide’s most prestigious annual events, the hugely popular and successful Unley Gourmet Gala, will also be held again on the eve of Unley’s Tour Stage. The event is an opportunity for retailers and restaurants to showcase their finest gourmet produce, wine and fashion in a lively street party on Tuesday 19 January, 2016.

    Visit the Santos Tour Down Under Official Website and like the Santos Tour Down Under Facebook Page
  • Double Shot Coffee Fiesta
    10am – 4pm, Sunday 28 February 2016
    Soldiers' Memorial Gardens, Unley Road, Unley.
    The Soldier's Memorial Garden will be filled with South Australia's finest roasters, cafes and gourmet foodies all joining forces to create a fantastic day out for the whole family. Enjoy the high energy entertainment while we celebrate our thriving coffee culture.

    Keep up-to-date with the latest Fiesta news by the Double Shot Coffee Fiesta Facebook page 

Ignite Unley

From November 2015 to March 2016, join us at Ignite Unley. Four fun-packed free outdoor cinema events are planned across multiple locations including Unley’s beautiful reserves and parks and the Fullarton Park Community Centre.

Food, refreshments and entertainment from 6pm, movies commence at sunset. Bring a picnic rug and settle in for a night of fantastic entertainment with live music, activities for the kids, delicious food, popcorn, coffee and more! Kids dress-ups are encouraged.

Save the date for these Ignite Unley events:
Friday 20 November 2015
Location: Unley Oval
Movie: Big Hero 6 (PG)
Presented in association with the Sturt Football Club
Friday 11 December 2015
Location: Soutar Park
Movie: How to Train Your Dragon 2 (PG)
Friday 29 January 2016
Location: Heywood Park
Movie: The Intouchables (M) (for the grown-ups)
Presented in association with Alliance Française d’Adélaïde
Friday 18 March 2016
Location: Fullarton Park Community Centre
Movie: Inside Out (PG)

Unley Gourmet Gala

Food, wine, fashion and cycling!
On King William Road, Hyde Park
Tuesday 19 January 2016 
4 – 10pm
Adelaide foodies, wine lovers, fashionistas and cycling enthusiasts will flock to King William Road for the annual Unley Gourmet Gala on Tuesday 19 January 2016.
One of Adelaide’s most prestigious events, the Unley Gourmet Gala is an exciting outdoor gourmet experience showcasing some of South Australia’s finest food, wine, fashion, music and entertainment.
The free family-friendly event will feature cooking demonstrations by Justine Schofeild from Network Ten’s Everyday Gourmet, fun children’s activities, an impressive line-up of musicians and other entertainers such as the amazing Mini Bike Stunt Team, and bands including Alphabette and Funk Latin Union.  An array of gourmet food and wine stalls will have a variety of cuisines on offer, with wine being served up by Wirra Wirra and Tomich Wines and beer by Vale Brewing.
At the Porsche Fashion Stage, clothing and accessories will be showcased from King William Road’s premier fashion designers and retailers. 
View our photo gallery below featuring highlights from the 2015 Unley Gourmet Gala.
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Planning an Event

  • Event Planning Toolkit
    Our Event Planning Toolkit is available to help you plan fantastic, safe and successful community events.

    The Toolkit contains a comprehensive A-Z guide, templates, checklists, examples and supporting material to assist event organisers every step of the way. It also outlines key responsibilities and any permits or legislative requirements that event organisers may need to be aware of and ensures the sustainable management of our parks and reserves.
    Event Permit Forms
    Click on the images below to download Event Permit Forms.
    Event Planning Toolkit
    Event Permit Application
    Useful Contacts
    Event Planning Checklist
    Event Risk Assessment Example
    Event Risk Assessment Template
    Event Emergency Response Plan Template
    Temporary Food Stall Notification
    Event Run Sheet Template
    Event Contact Sheet Template
    Event Stakeholder Notification Example Letter
    Event Fee Schedule
    Event Kit Booking Form
    Event Permit Terms & Conditions
    We encourage you to complete these interactive PDF forms and return via email to

    Park Venues
    Click on the Links below to download a map of the corresponding park.
    Fullarton Park
    Goodwood Community Centre
    Goodwood Oval
    Heywood Park
    Howard Florey
    Orphanage Park
    Ridge Park
    Soldiers Memorial Garden
    Soutar Park
    Unley Oval
    Village Green
  • Facilities for Hire
    Many of the City of Unley's venues and facilities are available for hire and are suitable for weddings, functions, meetings and community events.
     Hire Clarence Park Community Centre
    72-74 East Ave, Black Forest SA 5035

    The Clarence Park Community Centre has a number of areas available ranging from rooms that seat 40 to 150 people. It is suitable as a venue for community groups and private functions.

    The Clarence Park Community Centre is available for hire on a regular or casual basis. Inspections are welcome.

    Facilities include:
    • Two meeting rooms with conference facilities for 20-40 people
    • A main hall with stage, dance floor, sound system and kitchen for 150 people
    • A children's hall and garden (used as a licensed childcare centre) for informal playgroups and children's parties

    For further information, please phone 8293 8166.
    Clarence Park Terms and Conditions Hire
    Hire Fullarton Park Centre
    411 Fullarton Road, Fullarton SA 5063

    We have a range of rooms available for hire on a casual or regular basis anytime, including weekends. All rooms include tables, chairs, whiteboard, urn, fridge and TV unit. Capacity depends on intended room set up. If you are interested phone on 8372 5180 to discuss your needs and to arrange a time to see the space.

    For further information, please phone 8372 5180.
    Fullarton Park Floor Plan
    Fullarton Park Terms and Conditions Hire
    Hire Goodwood Community Centre
    32-34 Rosa Street, Goodwood SA 5034

    Goodwood Community Centre has a range of halls and rooms that have kitchen facilities and can accommodate up to 400 people. Inspections are welcome.

    Facilities include:
    • Stage
    • PA system and data projector
    • Foyer and reception area
    • Modern fully-equipped kitchen
    • Air conditioning (evaporative) and gas heating
    • Trestles and chairs
    • Indoor sporting arena with sprung wooden floors (activity hall) with male and female changing rooms
    • Children's toilets & nappy changing area off Banquet Hall Ample off-street parking
    • Grassed areas and enclosed playground with pre-school equipment available for children's parties

    For further information, please phone 8272 7148.
    Goodwood Conditions Hire
    Goodwood Floor Plan
    Goodwood Hire Fee Schedule
    Hire Unley Community Centre
    18 Arthur Street, Unley SA 5061

    Unley Community Centre has a large main hall with a stage, an commercial kitchen and dining room. It can accommodate between 50 and 150 people and is available for private functions, charitable organisations and community groups. Inspections are welcome.

    The RSL Hall, 29 Arthur Street, can also be hired through the Centre.

    Facilities include:
    • Commercial kitchen with large walk in cool room, microwave oven, large electric urn, teapots, crockery and cutlery
    • PA system
    • Chairs and tables
    • Wheelchair friendly

    The Unley Community Centre is available for hire:
    • Monday to Friday, 5pm-11pm
    • Saturday to Sunday, 5pm-midnight

    For further information, please phone 8372 5128.
    Unley Community Centre Conditions Hire
    Hire Unley Town Hall
    181 Unley Road, Unley SA 5061

    Unley Town Hall can seat 100 people in dining and lecture styles and can accommodate 200 people if standing. It has a fully-equipped kitchen and is suitable for weddings, parties and corporate events.

    Facilities include:
    • 100 plastic chairs
    • 24 folding tables
    • 10 circular bar tables

    Full caterers kitchen includes:
    • Large fridges and freezer
    • Microwave
    • Deep fryers
    • Bain marie
    • Salamander
    • Dishwasher
    • Oven

    For further information, please phone 8372 5111.
    Town Hall Conditions of Hire
    Venue Hire Permit
  • Street Banners
    The City of Unley is responsible for the installation and display of road banner sites in designated locations within the Council area. Approval and installation of banners is subject to the adherence to the City of Unley's Banner Policy.
    Road Banner Information & Application Form
    Banner Policy