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  • 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.

  • Welcome to 2019

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

    We can be contacted by emailing 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.


    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.

  • Dog Registrations Due

    Remember that Dog Registrations are due by 31 August 2018.

    Pet owners can now register themselves using the new Dogs and Cats Online website which was launched by the Dog and Cat Management Board on 1 July 2018.

    Click Here to see the Dog and Cat Management Board's media release or click here for more information.

  • OCA Commissions Outback Water Stations

    Two new solar powered remote area water treatment plants have been installed and are operational in Marla and Oodnadatta. These Outback Water Stations provide clean and safe drinking water for the local community and the travelling public.

    Click here for full Media Release.

  • Improving Safety for the Livestock Industry Report Released

    Today the Chair of the Outback Communities Authority (OCA), Cecilia Woolford, in partnership with the Chair of Regional Development Australia Far North (RDA Far North) jointly launched the Multispecies Livestock Transhipping Hub: Improving safety, efficiency and profitability in the Australian Livestock Industry report.

    The Report's scope looked at the potential establishment of a multispecies transhipping hub in Port Augusta and specifically addressed:

    1. Determined the immediate, medium and long term economic benefit for the follwoing areas: