Port Augusta City Council recognises the importance of volunteers within its community.

We support volunteering to:

  • Provide personal development opportunities for individuals
  • Develop and strengthen the links between Council and the community
  • Tap into skills, experience, talents, energies, ideas and knowledge of people in our community
  • Enable Council to extend and expand services

Volunteers connect closely with local communities to help build vibrant places to live, work and play.

A volunteer is a person who:

  • Benefits the community, Council and themselves by participating in volunteer programs
  • Provides their services of their own free will
  • Does not receive any monetary reward
  • Complements, but does not replace or threaten the livelihood of paid workers

Benefits of volunteering:

  • Share your own knowledge and skills with others
  • Meet new people and expand your networks
  • Be involved in activities and programs that make a real difference to your local communities
  • Gain new skills and experience in an area of interest that can create a pathway to employment

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

DepartmentDutiesContact PersonContact NumberAddress
Australian Arid Lands Botanic GardenGardening (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
Health FocusCraft
Bus outings
Hand massage
Janice Shiner(08) 8641 919171 Stokes Terrace, Port Augusta West
Mens ShedPainting
Bronwyn Filsell(08) 8641 9160Cnr Railway and Carlton Parade, Port Augusta
Public LibraryProvide Justice of the Peace Services
Offer support in the Local and Family History service
Tina Dunemann(08) 8641 91514 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:

Human Resource Coordinator
Port Augusta City Council
4 Mackay Street (PO Box 1704)
Port Augusta SA 5700