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Your vote counts

You can make a difference in our Charles Sturt community by voting in the 2018 Council Elections.

We have eight wards, with residents and businesses represented by a council of 16 Elected Members and a Mayor. To see our Charles Sturt candidates for each ward and for the role of Mayor, visit the LGA elections website.

If you’re enrolled on the state electoral roll or supplementary voters roll, you will receive a voting pack in the mail in late October. Return your completed ballot paper in the reply paid envelope provided.

Votes must be received by 5pm Friday 9 November 2018 to be counted.

Don’t be a Scaredy Fork!

Join us at Point Malcolm Reserve on Friday 26 October for another Fork on the Road event with a free outdoor Halloween screening of the cult classic film, ‘The Goonies’. The Halloween-themed event starts at 5pm and the film will start at approximately 8pm (after dark). Costumes are encouraged – prizes for best dressed! Join the Facebook event for the latest info.

Doggy Day at the Beach

Our annual Doggy Day at the Beach is coming up on Saturday 3 November from 11am-2.30pm at Henley Square. This free event is aimed at promoting changes to on-leash requirements on the foreshore with the arrival of daylight saving, as well as the importance of responsible dog ownership, community awareness regarding dog safety and Council’s role in animal management. We’ll have a BBQ, dog-related stalls and activities and a group dog walk from Henley to Grange Jetty at midday. Don’t miss this fun, free day out for you and your pooch. Join the Facebook event for the latest info.

Centennial Park Virtual Tour

Where can you find 100 acres of park with an island and more than 30 themed gardens? The answer may surprise you - it’s at the largest cemetery in South Australia, Centennial Park. Centennial Park is delighted to invite you to join them at the Findon Library on Monday 29 October from 10.30-11.30am for a relaxed and informative virtual tour of their cemetery. Bookings are essential so please call the Library Call Centre on 8408 1333 or click here to book online.

Radio Hits Rocking Woodville

Zest Fest is the state’s largest annual arts and community festival for older South Australians. - Join us at Woodville Town Hall on Wednesday 31st October to hear Adelaide Band Radio Hits play the greatest songs of the 50’s 60’s 70’s. Commencing at 10.30am-2 pm. Includes a light lunch. Tickets are $10 and are available at Civic Centre.

Main Street Precinct

How can we make Main Street, Henley Beach a great place where people love to walk, cycle, visit, and stop and spend time? We want your help to develop concept plans for the section of Military Road between North and South Streets and Main Street at Henley Beach. Talk to us at our pop-up stall at the Make it Mine Market on Main Street on Sunday 28 October from 10am-3pm or click here to get involved in the Main Street consultation online.

Author Talk - Jeremy Scott

Thirty four years after life-saving open heart surgery, Jeremy Scott completed an epic 51,916km solo bicycle ride from London to New Zealand. His first book, The Long Road from a Broken Heart, highlights what anyone can achieve in life if they are willing to take the first step. Join us at the Henley Beach Library on Wednesday 31 October from 6-8pm and hear Jeremy speak about his journey. This is a free event but bookings are essential – call 8408 1333 or click here to book online.

Citizen of the Year Awards

Embrace your community and nominate someone who you believe makes the City of Charles Sturt a better place to live, either through an ongoing contribution or an outstanding effort during 2018. You can nominate in the categories of Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year and Community Event of the Year. Click here for more information or to make a nomination by Friday 23 November.

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Start planning for your future with complete confidence with a free seminar at the Findon Library on Wednesday 24 October from 10am-12pm. Regardless of your stage in life, this session will help you decide between a new home that could provide a fresh start and continual enjoyment, or staying exactly where you are and making the necessary alterations to enable you to ‘age’ in place. Bookings are essential so please call the Library Call Centre on 8408 1333 or click here to book online.

Ancestry courses

Curious about your family history? The library can help you search for your ancestors online. Starting Tuesday 23 October until the end of November, we will be offering informative sessions on how to search online for WW1 records, Births, Deaths & Marriages and the database

Sessions will be held at the West Lakes and Henley Beach libraries and bookings are essential. For more information on dates and times, please call the Library Call Centre on 8408 1333 or book online at

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