*Wandana Community Centre has suspended face-to-face services and supports in response to COVID-19. For more information, or to explore how we can help meet your needs during this time, please phone 8215 6330 or email wandanacc@centacare.org.au


Keeping connected from afar!

Centacare’s beloved Wandana Community Centre at Gilles Plains may be operating a little differently amid COVID-19 restrictions but it continues to foster a strong sense of community spirit.

With face-to-face services and supports suspended for the time being, our team has been busy behind the scenes creating content for Centacare’s YouTube channel.

From virtual story times to computing lessons, Wandana staff are here to help meet your needs from afar – until we can once again gather at the centre in person.

Check out what we’ve been up to by clicking on the videos below or visiting our YouTube space HERE.  




You can also listen to Manager Rille Walshe talk about community spirit and COVID-19 here:


The heart of a strong community is a meeting place where people gather, share information and forge friendships.

The Wandana Community Centre is run for and by the community at Gilles Plains. Respecting people from a diversity of backgrounds, cultures, ages and gender, Wandana encourages personal growth and lifelong learning. See you soon!

Justice of the Peace service

Do you need a Justice of the Peace (JP)? A JP is now available on Tuesday and Thursday at Wandana from 1.30-3.30pm. A JP acts as an independent and objective witness to documents people use for official or legal purposes. For example, you may need a JP to certify a true copy of an original document, witness a statutory declaration, or certify a person’s identity. Bookings are generally not required.

Computer classes

Basic digital and computing skills play an important role in job hunting. Get work ready and learn how to use programs such as Word and Excel at our weekly computing classes. They are a great way to learn new skills and increase your confidence behind a screen. We also hold sessions for beginners. If you’ve never used a computer before, do not worry! We will help you get started and teach you how to navigate the web. Bookings are essential. For more information, please phone our team at Wandana 8215 6330 or email wandanacc@centacare.org.au

Community Garden

The grounds of the Wandana Community Centre house our community garden, with shared (not individual) plots. Produce is distributed among the gardeners and the Community Centre Kitchen. The garden is also home to a fruit and nut orchard, bush food area, indigenous plant trail and raised garden beds to assist people with disabilities.

The garden promotes knowledge about sustainable food production and nutrition while being a great way to keep fit and make friends.

Seniors Fitness Class

Are you keen to get on the move with gentle exercise? Our qualified fitness instructor will support you to get back on your feet at our Seniors Fitness Class, held every Tuesday at Wandana Community Centre, 14 Blacks Rd, Gilles Plains. Class cost is $5. A pre-assessment may be required at a cost of $15. All ages welcome. For more information, phone the team at Wandana 8215 6330 or email wandanacc@centacare.org.au

Lovely Lunches

Wandana’s team of volunteers cooks a three-course halal meal every Wednesday during school terms. The ‘Lovely Lunches’ are $8 and include tea and coffee. Everyone welcome! Lunch is served from 12pm.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Program

The Centre is also home to several English classes throughout the week. Catering from beginners to advanced, these classes are also available specifically for women. Child care is also available and classes cost $2 per session.


Program details

Who: People living in Adelaide’s north. However, all are welcome.

How: Just drop in!  You’ll find the Centre at 14 Blacks Road, Gilles Plains.

Where: Based at Gilles Plains.

Contact: You can reach the Centre on (08) 8215 6330 or by email at wandanacc@centacare.org.au

Activities Guide: Take a look at the Wandana Activities Guide for our current term.

Office Hours: Monday to Thursday (9:00am – 3:30pm), Friday (9:00am – 12:00pm)

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