Our City is recognised for its vibrant community spirit, quality lifestyle choices, diversity, business strength and innovative leadership.
Many of our residents are energetic participants in social and recreational activities and enjoy being active and involved in our community.
Attraction and facilitation of community events are primary goals for the City of Unley, with place making and cultural and artistic diversity being strategic objectives within our Community Plan 2033 and our 4 Year Plan.
Council also has a Community Event Sponsorship Program that provides financial support for events and festivals. As such, we encourage and support community groups to hold their own events within the City, helping to grow the diverse range of events on offer to our residents and visitors.
Our Event Planning Toolkit has been designed to assist event organisers in planning successful events and festivals within the City of Unley.
In this Toolkit, you will find a comprehensive A-Z Event Planning Guide, templates, checklists, examples and supporting material to assist you every step of the way and ensure that your event runs smoothly and safely.
Complete an Event Permit Application to apply to conduct an event in a park, open space or street within the City of Unley. Applications are not required for events held in parks that have an expected attendance of less than 100 people. However, events held on Council property or roads must complete the application process regardless of the expected attendance.
The templates and examples below have been developed to assist you with your planning and more information can also be found in the A-Z Planning Guide. Council’s Events Coordinator will be able to confirm the amount of documentation you will need to provide depending on the scale and complexity of your event.
The City of Unley’s parks and open spaces provide a wonderful setting to host your event. Many of our parks have a range of features including toilets, play equipment, sport and fitness facilities, BBQ’s, picnic tables and shelters. Some parks and open spaces are able to support medium to large-scale event activity whereas other small parks are more suited for casual, public use.
The table on page 6 of the Event Planning Toolkit provides details about the capacity and facilities of our parks and open spaces to help you choose the most suitable location for your event. Park maps can be downloaded below and show the layout and facilities for all of our larger parks and open spaces which can be used to assist you with your site planning. You may also like to view our Unley Parks and Playgrounds brochure.
We have an experienced Event Coordinator, whose role it is to both coordinate City of Unley events and provide support for event organisers in staging events in our public spaces. To speak with our Event Coordinator to assist you with specialist event planning advice phone 8372 5120 or email email@example.com
Our Customer Service team is also available to assist with general enquiries and support for staging small-scale events in our parks and reserves and for bookings of the Unley Town Hall. Phone 8372 5111, Monday to Friday during business hours.
Join us to celebrate everything Christmas!
Activities start from 6pm with ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’ screening at sunset.
Explore Christmas markets, be entertained with live music and indulge in gourmet delights from Adelaide’s favourite food trucks.
Come early for a swim, $1 entry at the Unley Swimming Centre from 4pm.
Food, wine, fashion and cycling!
One of Adelaide’s most prestigious community events, the Unley Gourmet Gala is an exciting outdoor gourmet experience showcasing some of South Australia’s finest food, wine, fashion, music and entertainment.
Now in its 18th year, the Unley Gourmet Gala celebrates the 20th year of the Santos Tour Down Under. The Gala will be held on the eve of Unley’s Stage 2 Start of the Santos Tour Down Under and is expected to attract thousands of locals as well as visitors from all over South Australia and interstate.
The free family-friendly event will feature an array of gourmet food stalls, fashion parades, fun children’s activities and an impressive line-up of musicians and entertainers.
Are you interested in joining the Unley Gourmet Gala as a stallholder? For more details and an application form, download the information booklet below.
On Wednesday 17 January, the Stage 2 of the Santos Tour Down Under will start at 11am on King William Rd near Bloomsbury St.
The cyclists will head north along King William Rd, through the CBD and the Adelaide Hills to the finish line in Stirling.
With TDU activities commencing from 9.30am, we invite you to come along with family and friends and enjoy the excitement of world-class cycling.
For more details on the TDU visit the Santos Tour Down Under Official Website.
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For regular community centre activities and programs visit the Community Centres page.
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