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  • oneOutback Edition 2

    The second edition of the oneOutback newspaper is available here. Read all about the success of outback events and what's happening across the Outback in general.

    This edition also includes extreme weather photos - a big thank you to those who provided an insight into weather events experienced, varying from severe dust storms to flooding.

    oneOutback is only as good as the articles provided so we look forward to hearing from you. Grab a cup of coffee, sit back and enjoy reading edition 2 of oneOutback. 



  • Community Input Sought On Strategic Direction for the Outback

    17 March 2020

    The Outback Communities Authority (OCA) has commenced consultation on its Strategic Management Plan (SMP) 2020-2025 and is seeking input from those with an interest in the outback.

    The OCA is expanding upon its 3 key objectives...

  • Sports Grants 2019-20

    The OCA has released the second round of funding for the 2019-20 Sports Grants.

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

    Funding will be prioritised to those clubs and organisations who are registered with Starclub and making progress towards completing the program.

  • $21m Drought Support Program

    The Hon Steven Marshall MP Premier and The Hon Tim Whetstone MP Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development on 10 December 2019 released details for a further $21m support package for drought-affected SA farmers.  Click here for more information.


    Applications for surplus Government computers are now open.

  • Leigh Creek News

    The December 2019 edition of the Leigh Creek News is now available here



  • Read All About It!

    The Office for the Outback Communities Authority are gearing up for the second edition of the new oneOutback newspaper. The next edition will be available in March, capturing stories from Outback Communities along with an update from the OCA and STARCLUB.

    The electronic version of the first edition is available here

  • Sports Grants Announced

    Grant recipients from Round 1 of the 2019-20 OCA Small Sports Grants have been announced.  Recipients include the Copley, Oodnadatta and Marree and District Progress Associations.

    The OCA are pleased to assist with a new local initiative, encouraging the youth of Marree to come along and try the Beginners Boxing Program.

  • New Presiding Member and Members Appointed

    As the first meeting of the new iteration of the Outback Communities Authority approaches, we welcome Mr William McIntosh AM as Presiding Member and new Members Mrs Frances Frahn and Mr Lee Warmington.

    The appointments were confirmed in a media release by the Hon Dan van Holst Pellekaan MP.

  • Headspace Port Augusta Support Youth In Far North Communities

    Headspace Port Augusta will be supporting young people in Outback SA with an Engagement & Intake Worker. The communities of Hawker, Leigh Creek, Marree and Oodnadatta will have access to this free service.

    Click here for more information.

  • Outback Bushfire Management Area Plan - Your Input is Important

    The Outback Bushfire Management Area Plan (BMAP) is available for comment. The Plan identifies communities, facilities, infrastructure and environmental assets at risk from bushfire. Here is your opportunity to provide information that will assist the Bushfire Management Committee members to finalise the BMAP.