E-news: August 2021


E-NEWS | August 2021

The Australian Bureau of Statistics Census - Tuesday 10 August

The Census is the most comprehensive snapshot of the country and tells the story of how we are changing. Information from the Census helps government, businesses and not for profit organisations make important decisions. It informs planning for schools, healthcare, transport and infrastructure. That’s why your participation is vital.

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For the latest information on COVID-19 : SA Government Covid-19


Olympic flame to use renewable hydrogen as Tokyo makes pitch for ‘carbon free future’

The Olympic flame, which has been making its way around Japan as part of the traditional torch relay since March, has been fuelled by renewable hydrogen. Both the Olympic and Paralympic cauldrons in Tokyo will also be fuelled with the zero emissions gas. See the full story here: https://reneweconomy.com.au/olympic-flame-to-use-renewable-hydrogen-as-tokyo-makes-pitch-for-carbon-free-future/

‘Bring a receipt’ with your fruit – Riverland rule has changed

Travellers within South Australia have long been familiar with the ‘bring a receipt’ rule when travelling into the Riverland – previously if you could show appropriate proof of purchase for your fruit and veg you could take it in with you. To further protect Riverland growers, new changes are now in effect meaning the ‘bring […]

EP Communities to benefit from Microgrids

The Hon Angus Taylor MP, Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction – Press Release 27 July 2021 Innovative microgrids to boost economic growth in regional and remote Australia The Morrison Government is continuing to support the supply of secure, reliable and affordable power for regional and remote communities to drive economic growth and help them get […]

Rebuilding Livestock Numbers Forum – Kimba

Free livestock forums are being held in August and September to help producers rebuild the state’s sheep flock and beef herd. The forums will bring vets and livestock production specialists together to focus on business and production methods to increase livestock numbers. A local producer will also share their strategies and experiences. In the forum […]

Nominate Now – Marine Scalefish Fishery Management Advisory Committee

Expressions of interest are invited for positions on an important fisheries advisory committee to provide advice to the Minister on the management of South Australia’s most prominent shared access fishery. The closing date for expressions of interest has been extended and now closes 9am on Monday 9 August 2021. The Marine Scalefish Fishery Management Advisory […]

Drought Resilience Leaders Program

The Australian Rural Leadership Foundation (ARLF) is proud to be leading the delivery of the Future Drought Fund’s Drought Resilience Leaders Program. The program comprises three key initiatives – the Drought Resilience Leaders Development Program, Community Extension Grants and Drought Resilience Leaders Mentoring Program. The Drought Resilience Leaders Mentoring Program is an opportunity for farmers […]


Associate Degree in Engineering (UniSA Online) – Free Fees

The University of South Australia is excited to announce a new opportunity for Australian SMEs to boost their engineering capability. A partnership between the Australian Government and UniSA Online gives SMEs the chance to enrol their employees into a fully funded place (zero course fees!) in UniSA’s 100% online Associate Degree in Engineering. This is a tremendous opportunity for SME […]

Regional Telecommunications Review

You are invited to attend a virtual public consultation for the 2021 Regional Telecommunications Review. This is an independent review of telecommunications services in regional, rural and remote Australia that takes place every three years. The Review Committee is keen to hear from people living and working in regional South Australia about telecommunications issues and […]

Be recognised for your Export achievements

The Department for Trade and Investment invites South Australian exporters to apply for the 59th Australian Export and Investment Awards. Each year, the Australian Government honours and showcases extraordinary businesses achieving export success in global markets. No matter how big or small your achievements, your level of export experience, or your industry, we want to […]


UniSA’s IIMPACT in Health Rural Outreach Tour – Whyalla

Two sessions available on Monday 6 September – one for the General Public and one for Health Professionals.

Draft Road Safety Strategy

The Department for Infrastructure and Transport, on behalf of the South Australian Government has developed a draft South Australia’s Road Safety Strategy to 2031. Community consultation is now open! The Strategy has been developed with input from communities, stakeholders and road users across the state. By working together we can save lives, reduce serious injuries […]


Youth Innovation Grants

Applications are now open for the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) ABC Heywire Youth Innovation Grants. As part of the program, grants of up to $10,000 are available to help improve regional Australia for young people. The 2021 round of these grants is now open and applications close on  19 August 2021 and […]

Jobs and Economic Growth Fund

The new Jobs and Economic Growth Fund Guidelines are now available at the following link: Jobs and Economic Growth Fund Guidelines The Economic and Business Growth Fund was established as part of the 2018-19 Budget to promote economic growth in South Australia by encouraging growth of existing industries, developing new industries, building international connections, and attracting […]

Grants SA - is for not-for-profit community organisations to improve community participation, wellbeing, and quality of life for people living and working in South Australia. People and/or communities experiencing vulnerability or disadvantage are the core target group for this funding.

Community Grants Hub - offers a simplified grant experience by improving how grants are administered across Government for the benefit of stakeholders and the community.

Grant Connect - provides centralised publication of forecast and current Australian Government grant opportunities.

SA Tenders and Contracts - provides easy to use access to all publicly available bidding opportunities within the South  Australian Govenrment.

For more funding opportunities


Career Employment Group

Port Lincoln 
Forklift -  12-13 August
Confined Space -  11 August
White Card -  16 August
Working at Heights -  9 August


Port Lincoln Campus
Provide First Aid – 25 August, 24 November
Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation – 25 August, 24 November
Espresso Coffee Making – 16 to 18 August, 5 to 7 October
Responsible Service of Alcohol - 27 & 28 September (over 2 evenings), 8 October (day course)
Aerobic Wastewater Treatment System – Servicing and Maintenance – 7 to 9 September

Ceduna Campus
Provide First Aid –  15 September

Wudinna Campus
Provide First Aid –  23 November
Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation –  23 November

For more training opportunities


Global Maintenance Upper Spencer Gulf Conference and Trade Expo - 17-19 August

A Celebration of Seafood @ Streaky Bay - 11-12 September

Ceduna Oysterfest - 1 - 3 October

Port Lincoln Racing Club Opening Season Meet - 3 Oct 

Port Lincoln Racing Club Midweek Freebie - 13 Oct

Port Lincoln Racing Club Sunday Family Meet - 24 Oct

Cleve Harvest Music Festival - 30 October 

Rodeo by the Sea - Streaky Bay - 27 November

For more events
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