Attention Penola: Centacare’s Family Connections team wants to hear from you!

Based in the South-East, Family Connections is a mobile resource support program, with a focus on children aged 0 to 12 years, parenting support and education. We work in partnership with local communities to build child-safe environments where  families can thrive.

To meet your needs, we would like you to tell us what supports you require in Penola. What activities would you like to see? What services are needed?

We have developed a short online survey and would value your input. If you can spare a few minutes, please complete the survey and help us to map a plan for Penola.


In addition, we invite you to join our free community playgroup for children aged 0-5 years. The playgroup is run at Penola Primary School Hall, every Thursday from 10am to 11.30am, during weeks 2-9 of the school term. See you there!

Family Connections snapshot
  • Supporting families in Penola area for the past 2 years
  • Strong child development focus
  • Works in partnership with families and communities to provide fun and educational services to support child development, including playgroups, family activities at local events (such as the Coonawarra Arts Festival), parenting support and workshops
  • Free playgroup every Thursday at Penola Primary Hall, from 10am-11.30am

For more information, or to talk to our Family Connections team, please phone Centacare 8724 0500