Planning an Event

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.

Unley Gourmet Gala

Unley Gourmet Gala
Tuesday 16 January 2018
5-10pm, King William Road, Hyde Park

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, runway shows, fun children’s activities, an impressive line-up of musicians and entertainers and more:

Flinders Private Hospital Kids Zone
Bicycle craft
Face Painting
Bike Balloon Artists
The Amazing Drumming Monkeys at 6pm and 8pm

Runway Shows
Parades featuring some of the City of Unley’s most iconic designers and boutiques at 6pm, 7pm and 8pm

Indie pop tunes from South Australian musicians on the Red Stage (Walter Street)
Jazz, pop and rock tunes from South Australian bands on the Blue Stage (Bloomsbury St)
Global music on the World Sounds Stage (Northern Entrance)

Cooking Demonstrations
Live cooking demonstrations on the Opey Ave stage.

Chill Out Laneways
Eat, drink, be entertained and chill in shady comfort in the Flinders Private Hospital Chill Out Laneways.

You can also shop at the Gala with many businesses open late to add to the party atmosphere.

Come back to King William Road the next morning for the Stage 2 Start of the Santos Tour Down Under. Activities commence 9.30am with the race start at 11am. Near the Bloomsbury Street intersection, Wednesday 17 January.
  • Temporary Road Closures & Parking Restrictions
    To aid preparations and to provide a safe environment for both the Unley Gourmet Gala and Santos Tour Down Under, the following temporary road closures and parking restrictions will be in place.
    Road Closures
    From 6am Tuesday 16 January until 1.30pm Wednesday 17 January, road closures will be in place at the following locations:
    • King William Rd - immediately south of Arthur St to within proximity of the intersection with Park and Mitchell Sts.
    • Thomas St and Bloomsbury St - between the intersection with King William Rd and 40 metres into these streets.
    • McGowan Ave and Park St - between King William Rd and approx. 50 metres into these streets.
    • Mitchell St - between King William Rd and the eastern boundary of Walter Pl.
    • Boffa St - between King William Rd and the eastern boundary of Boffa Ln.
    • Opey Ave - between the intersection with King William Rd and Harley St.

    Parking Restrictions
    Temporary ‘no stopping’ areas will apply in adjacent roads from 6am Tuesday 16 January, to 1.30pm Wednesday 17 January. No stopping zones as indicated on on the Unley Gourmet Gala traffic map.
    These restrictions can be viewed on the Unley Gourmet Gala traffic map.

  • Waste Collection for Residents Within the Road Closure Area

    Please note if you live within the road closure area, there will be no bin collections on Tuesday 16 and Wednesday 17 January. If these are your normal collection days, please do not put your bins out on these days. Council is instead offering two special collection days on Monday 15 January and Thursday 18 January. Residents affected by this change are welcome to use this service on either or both days.
    Special Collection Day: Monday 15 January
    Please place your bin kerbside on the evening of Sunday 14 January.
    Special Collection Day: Thursday 18 January
    Please place your bin kerbside on the evening of Wednesday 17 January
    Please bring your bins back to your property as early as possible after collection. In the event that your bin is not collected on these days, please contact SOLO Waste Recovery on 8159 5059 and a new collection date will be arranged.

  • Disability Parking

    Parking for people with disabilities will be available at the Council car park in Boffa Ln (off Boffa St).

  • Dry Zone

    A dry zone will apply from 5pm Tuesday 16 January to 1am Wednesday 17 January in roads surrounding the event. 

    No alcohol is permitted in this area and SA Police will be patrolling throughout the evening.

  • Free Community Bus Shuttle Service

    1 – 7pm Tuesday 16 January,
    and 7am – 1pm Wednesday 17 January.

    Council will provide a free shuttle bus to transport passengers around the event road closures. The service will run in a loop between Northgate St and Greenhill Rd, terminating at Tram Stop 1, Greenhill Rd.
    The service will run from 1pm to 7pm on Tuesday 16 January, and 7am to 1pm on Wednesday 17 January.
    The bus will run every 10 to 15 minutes, and can be hailed from any location along the route. Signage will be posted on affected bus stops.

Santos Tour Down Under Stage 2 Start

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.

What's On

For regular library programs and activities, including Storytime and Babytime, visit the Library events page.

For regular community centre activities and programs visit the Community Centres page.

School Holiday Program

city of Unley School Holiday Program Jan 2018

Our January 2018 School Holiday program is out!

Download the brochure above for all events. For Unley Libraries and Museum events, you can phone or book online.