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  • We Are Hiring!

    The OCA is looking to further support Outback SA with 2 Community Development Officer positions. One role is based in Port Augusta and the other is located in Leigh Creek with an option to work every second week in Port Augusta.

    If you have experience working with remote Outback communities then either of these roles may be just right for you.

  • Office Closure

    Due to the current COVID-19 stay-at-home directive, the OCA office will be closed as of 5pm Tuesday 20 July 2021.

    OCA staff will be working from home and can be contacted by emailing or by calling 1800 640 542.

    We will be closely following COVID-19 directions and will be back in the office as soon as restrictions allow.

  • Leigh Creek News

    The Leigh Creek region has been a hive of activity during June 2021.

    Catch up on Leigh Creek News by clicking here.

  • oneOutback Edition 7

    The latest edition of oneOutback is hot off the press.

    Click here to catch up on news from across Outback SA.

    If you have a story you would like us to include in our next edition, please send an email to

  • Leigh Creek News

    The latest edition of the Leigh Creek News is hot off the press.

    Click here to catch up on news and events in the Leigh Creek region.

  • Outback Futures Project Moves Forward

    The OCA is pleased to announce further development of the Outback Futures Project with a comprehensive strategic planning process soon to commence in partnership with Outback communities over the next six months.

    Click here to for the full Media Release.

  • Consultation now open for Andamooka and Iron Knob

    The Outback Communities Authority (OCA) has drafted the 2021-22 Community Affairs Resourcing and Management (CARM) agreeements (including a Community Contribution Scheme) for the Andamooka and Iron Knob areas for consultation.

    Click here for more information - Andamooka

    Click here for more information - Iron Knob

  • Leigh Creek News

    The April 2021 edition of the Leigh Creek News is now available.

    Click here to find out what's been happening in the Leigh Creek region and to find out about upcoming events.

  • Business Plan and Budget 2021-22

    Community Input Sought on Strategic Direction for the Outback

    The Outback Communities Authority (OCA) has commenced consultation on its draft Business Plan and Budget for 2021-22 and is seeking input from those with an interest in the Outback.

  • We Are Moving

    The OCA office is moving this week, so please be patient with us if we take a little longer to respond to you.

    We will close the 12 Tassie Street office doors at 5pm Wednesday, 7 April 2021 and reopen at the new office located at 26 Mildred Street, Port Augusta West at 8:45am on Monday, 12 April 2021.

    You can still call us on the same phone number, if we don't get to the phone please leave a message and we will get back to you, or if you have an urgent issue please call 0427 001 969.

    We apologise for any inconvenience during this time.