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Free short promotional video to place on your website or YouTube

Ashleigh Coombs - Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Free short promotional video to place on your website or YouTube

If your South Australian not-for-profit organisation would like a three minute promotional video developed by a UniSA first year Media Arts student during July - November 2017, please review the information on timelines, requirements and how to apply on our current opportunities web page:
Applications close July 17th 2017

Sponsorship Proposal Package

If your organisation is looking for sponsorship for a particular event or program, please consider getting a sponsorship proposal package developed by third year UniSA Communication Management students during August - November 2017. For information on timelines, requirements and how to apply, please see our current opportunities web page:
Applications close July 7th 2017

You can also apply for a short documentary or website to be developed by third year UniSA Media Arts students in 2018. For more information please see

If you have further questions after reviewing the information, please contact Alice Dodd :


ph: 8302 4683.

Next Friends of Parks eNews (No.29) newsletter

Ashleigh Coombs - Friday, April 21, 2017

Hi everyone

Just a little reminder - the target date for the next Friends eNews (No.29) newsletter is mid-late May 2017.

Friends eNews is published by Friends for Friends, and although much of its material is drawn from Friends groups newsletters and documents sent to the Volunteer Support Programs Unit, you are also invited and encouraged to send along items which you think may be of general interest to our readership of 6000 or so souls.

If you know of a future event that would be of general interest to Friends, we are happy to include mention of it.

As a rough guide, preferably items should be normally spaced text in a Word document of up to one A4 page in 11pt Calibri font, or the equivalent quantity of words as in-line text in an email, or a PDF document, or OpenOffice document, or OCR-scannable cuttings.

These are not rigid guidelines, but it would be much appreciated if you could more or less comply.

Photos are also welcome and can be in addition to the quantity constraint on text.

Please send your special contribution to

Hugh Lambert at or 36 Carter Street, Prospect, SA 5082, to arrive not later than Monday 15th May.

Thank you in anticipation.

Regards Hugh Lambert
Editor Friends e-News

Subscribe to Minister Hunter's media notifications

Ashleigh Coombs - Thursday, March 02, 2017

Subscribe to Minister Ian Hunter's environmental announcements.

Join this mailing list to receive regular email notices.

Use this link to subscribe - fill out this form to register.

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Totally Wild story on Minton Farm

Ashleigh Coombs - Thursday, January 12, 2017

We would like to inform you that your Totally Wild story will be included in our episode TW24/056 which is going to air on Tuesday 31 January at 8:00am on channel Eleven.

Stories in this episode include:


If you could please pass the message on to anyone else who may have also been involved in the segment, it would be greatly appreciated.

Unfortunately we are unable to supply copies of our show, so we encourage you to make your own arrangements regarding viewing and/or recording this episode.

After this episode goes to air, it will then be available to watch online.

Just visit our website at:

Feel free to share this link on social media so that your friends and family can also see the finished story.

Don’t forget to “like” our official Facebook page to keep up to date with all the TOTALLY WILD action!

Thank you again for your assistance in the development of this story.

We hope you enjoy it.

Kind Regards The Totally Wild Team

ACNC notice

Ashleigh Coombs - Monday, November 28, 2016

The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) has designed a charity tick that charities will be able to use on their website, at events, on their social media accounts and posts, on letterheads and other marketing materials.

The charity tick will be available for charities to download in the Charity Portal by the end of November, ahead of the traditional Christmas charitable giving period.


2016 Community Voices Program now open!

Ashleigh Coombs - Tuesday, October 11, 2016


2016 Community Voices Program is now open

Community Voices is an exciting and innovative initiative assisting not-for-profit community organisations to promote and market their services.

The program provides community organisations with the opportunity to work in partnership with Flinders University Screen and Media students to produce online video advertisements and documentaries to promote services and train or recruit volunteers.

The program benefits all partners. Volunteer organisations gain access to a new promotional medium, while Screen and Media students gain valuable professional experience.

Who can apply: Incorporated, community based not-for-profit organisations.

How to apply: The online application form and guidelines can be download from the Office for Volunteers website at

For more information, contact the Office for Volunteers on 1300 014 712.


2016 Parks and Leisure Australia National conference is coming to Adelaide this October

Ashleigh Coombs - Friday, August 05, 2016

We thought your members might be interested in our upcoming national conference held for the first time in Adelaide since 2010. This year’s event will be held at the Adelaide Oval. Our delegates are employed in:

  • 36% recreation and open space planning
  • 15% parks, gardens and horticulture
  • 18% facility and asset management
  • 14% health and physical activity
  • 6% in state and national parks
  • 2% tourism and the arts
  • 3% in play and playspaces
  • 3% landscape design
  • 3% environment……….. for more on who attends click here

Event Highlights:


  • More than 70 presentations, workshops, panel discussions and a ‘Great Debate’
  • A fantastic line up of keynote speakers including Kevin Lafferty, Scottish Forestry Commission, UK, Tedx presenter and internationally acclaimed placemaker – David Engwich, social researcher Mark McCrindle and Emergent CEO, Holly Ransom
  • Exclusive ‘Lunch and Learn’ sessions with your favourite Keynote
  • A 'Behind the Scenes' Adelaide Oval masterclass
  • A 'Parks in Practice' Adelaide Parklands masterclass
  • Over 45 trade exhibitors
  • Five Technical Tour options
  • Culminating in the Parks and Leisure Australia National Awards of Excellence Gala Dinner

Full details of the event including the conference programme can be found online click here

See attached our most recent media release and promotional PDF that sums up the event.

It would be fabulous if you could share with your members.          

Sincere thanks in advance.





National Office

207 The Parade, Norwood, SA 5067


M 0427 968 981 P 08 8332 0130 F 08 8431 8180

Parks and Leisure Australia - flyer Parks and Leisure Australia - flyer (1550 KB)

Parks and Leisure Australia - media release Parks and Leisure Australia - media release (186 KB)


Volunteers thank you event

Ashleigh Coombs - Friday, May 06, 2016

Volunteers thank you event - Sunday 12 June

A free Volunteers thank you event will be held on Sunday 12 June 2016 at the Adelaide Festival Theatre to thank South Australia's dedicated volunteers. Please note this year the thank you event is on the Sunday of the long weekend (in previous years it has been held on the Monday).

Volunteers are welcome to attend, registration is essential.

The event will feature presentation of the State Volunteer Awards, door prizes, and Adelaide Cabaret Festival highlights, including performances from:

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