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  • Community Input Sought on Strategic Direction for the Outback in 2019-20

    The Outback Communities Authority (OCA) is about to commence consultation on its draft Business Plan and Budget for 2019-20 and is seeking input from those with an interest in the Outback.

    Click here for more information or here to view the draft 2019-20 Business Plan and Budget.

  • Consultation now open for Andamooka and Iron Knob

    The Outback Communities Authority (OCA) has drafted the 2019-20 Community Affairs Resourcing and Management (CARM) Agreements, (including a Community Contribution Scheme) for the Andamooka and Iron Knob areas for consultation.

    Click here for more information.

    Click here for the draft 2019-20 Community Affairs Resourcing and Management Agreement & Community Contribution Scheme - Andamooka

  • OCA Reports on the State of the Outback

    The Outback Communities Authority (OCA) has today published its inaugural State of the Outback Report. The State of the Outback Report, produced annually, highlights key statistical data and its trends over time.

    The presiding member of the OCA, Ms Cecilia Woolford, said The State of the Outback Report delivers on one of the key objectives of the OCA’s Strategic Management Plan 2015-20.

    Click here for The State of the Outback Report.

  • Small Sports Grants

    The OCA has released the second round of funding for 2018-19 Small Sports Grants.

    Outback community sport and recreation organisations are encouraged to apply for the grant to assist with projects and initiatives that promote participation in local sporting activities.

    Click here for more information on StarClub along with grant guidelines and application forms.

  • Nomination for Membership

    Nominations are sought for membership of the Outback Communities Authority, a statutory body established to articulate the views, interests and aspirations of outback communities and to coordinate the provision of, and promote improvements in, public services and facilities in outback communities.

  • Welcome to 2019

    The Office for the Outback Communities Authority is back to normal business hours.

    We can be contacted by emailing oca@sa.gov.au or by calling 1800 640 542 (freecall).

  • Drought Support

    Drought Support is now available through the South Australia's Family and Business (FaB) Support Program.

    Click here for more information.

  • Small Sports Grants

    The OCA announced today that 8 communities have received funding through the OCA Small Sports Grants program.

    These grants will assist with projects and initiatives that will encourage communities to participate in local sport and recreational activities.

    Click here for the full Media Release.

  • STARCLUB

    The OCA is partnering with the South Australian Office for Recreation and Sport on a new initiative, the STARCLUB Development Program.

    This program aims to support sporting clubs and entities with governance and successful management strategies. STARCLUB will provide benefits to your club including improved opportunities for grants, sponsorship and governance as well as making sure all legislative requirements are covered.