helpful resources

Helpful Resources

Aged Care

Meals on Wheels

Delivers a hot meal to people who cannot cook for themselves. For more information, or to become a volunteer, ring 1800 854 453 or visit www.mealsonwheelssa.org.au

Safe Return

Safe Return is a bracelet that identifies elderly people who have become confused and wander away from home. More information can be found by ringing 8372 2100 or emailing sa.admin@alzheimers.org.au

Agriculture and Aquaculture

Department of Primary Industries and Regions South Australia (PIRSA)

For information about the sustainable use of Primary Industries in South Australia visit http://www.pir.sa.gov.au/ or call 8226 0900.

Natural Resources Centre

For information about the Natural Resources Centre – Berri, contact 08 8580 1800, Natural Resources Office – Karoonda, contact 08 8578 1493, and Natural Resources Office – Lameroo, contact 08 8576 3400.

Primary Producers SA

http://www.ppsa.org.au/

Formally known as South Australian Farmers Federation. For more information visit http://www.saff.com.au/

Congratulatory Letters

To request a 100th Birthday Congratulatory Letter complete the following form, Birthday Application Form.

To receive a Congratulatory Letter for a 50th wedding anniversary complete the following form, Anniversary Application Form.

Development

Regional Development Australia Murraylands and Riverland SA

Supports and encourages regional development initiatives. Further information can be found by ringing (08) 8580 8500 or visiting http://www.rdamr.org.au/

Education

Information about schools can be found at https://www.decd.sa.gov.au/

Environment

Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources

For information about a range of environmental issues ring 8204 1910 or visit http://www.environment.sa.gov.au/Home

Government Organisations or Agencies

South Australian Government

For information about a range of government organisations visit http://www.sa.gov.au/

Consumer Affairs SA

For more information ring 131 882 or visit www.cbs.sa.gov.au

SCAMwatch

SCAMwatch provides information about how to recognise, prevent and report scams. Further information can be found by ringing 1300 795 995 or visiting http://www.scamwatch.gov.au

Office for the Ageing

Supports and provides a range of programs for elderly people. For more information ring 8207 0522 or visit www.sa.gov.au/seniors

Funeral Assistance Program

Assists with the cost of a funeral if the family is unable to pay for it. Ring 1300 762 577 or visit https://www.sa.gov.au/topics/employment-money-taxes/financial-support/concessions-and-benefits/concessions/funeral-assistance-program for more information.

South Australian Seniors Card

Provides concessions for seniors. For more information, including eligibility, ring 1800 819 961 or visit www.sa.gov.au/seniorscard

Families SA

Provides support and advice to families and carers. Further information, including how to become a carer, can be found by ringing 8124 4185 or by emailing customer.families@dfc.sa.gov.au

Housing SA

For more information about Housing SA visit https://dcsi.sa.gov.au/services/housing-sa or call 131 299.

Grants

There are a variety of grants available, to view the comprehensive list visit Grants.

http://www.grantassist.sa.gov.au/

Health

Patient Assistance Transport Scheme (PATS)Visit: http://www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/

For more information about PATS contact the Riverland PATS office in Berri on (08) 8580 2400 or visit PATS Brochure

MI Networks Australia

Supports people with mental illnesses, by providing them with information and services they require. For more information visit www.minetworks.org.au or ring 1800 985 944.

Country Health SA

Information and locations of Country Health Services can be found by visiting http://www.countryhealthsa.sa.gov.au/Services/LocalCountryHealthServicesMapandList.aspx

Law and Order

Riverland Community Legal Service

Provides free legal advice to people or non for profit organisations that cannot afford a lawyer. Further information can be found at www.riverlandlegalservice.org.au/or by ringing 8582 2255.

Neighbourhood Disputes

Provides mediation between community members to resolve a dispute. Further information can be found at www.scjc.com.au or by ringing 8350 0376.

JusticeNet SA

Provides free legal advice to people or non for profit organisations that cannot afford a lawyer. Further information can be found by ringing 8313 5005 or by visiting www.justicenet.org.au

Independent Commissioner against Corruption (ICAC)

The ICAC opens on the 1st of September. Further information can be found at http://www.icac.sa.gov.au/

Local Government

Murray and Mallee Local Government Association

Made up of local government representatives from across the region. Further information can be found at http://www.lga.sa.gov.au/page.aspx?u=766 or by ringing 08 8555 3929.

District Council of Loxton Waikerie

For information about the Loxton Waikerie district visit www.loxtonwaikerie.sa.gov.au or call (08) 8584 8000.

Berri Barmera Council

Information about the Berri Barmera district can be found at www.berribarmera.sa.gov.au or by calling (08) 8582 1922.

Renmark Paringa Council

For more information about the Renmark Paringa district visit www.renmarkparinga.sa.gov.au or call (08) 8580 3000.

Mid Murray Council

For information about the Mid Murray area visit www.mid-murray.sa.gov.au/ or ring (08) 8569 0100.

District Council of Karoonda East Murray

Information about the Karoonda East Murray district can be found by visiting www.dckem.sa.gov.au/ or by calling (08) 8578 1004.

Southern Mallee District Council

Information about the Southern Mallee area can be found at www.southernmallee.sa.gov.au/ or by ringing (08) 8577 8002.

Ombudsmans

The Energy Industry Ombudsman

For more information ring 1800 665 565 or visit The Energy Industry Ombudsman

State Government Ombudsman

For more information ring 1800 182 150 or visit http://www.ombudsman.sa.gov.au/

Work Cover Ombudsman

For more information ring 1800 195 202 or visit www.wcombudsmansa.com.au

Energy and Water Ombudsman

For more information ring 1800 665 565 or visit www.ewosa.com.au

Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman

For more information ring 1800 062 058 or visit www.tio.com.au

Commonwealth Ombudsman

For more information ring 1300 362 072 or visit www.ombudsman.gov.au

Health & Community Services Complaints Commissioner

Helps resolve complaints involving SA Health and community services. Further information can be found at www.hcscc.sa.gov.au or by ringing 1800 232 007.

Parliament of South Australia

To find any information on the South Australian Parliament visit http://www.parliament.sa.gov.au/Pages/Welcome.aspx

Mining

Department of Department of State Development

For information about Mining visit http://www.statedevelopment.sa.gov.au/

Tourism

To view the Riverland Visitor Guide click here (insert guide pdf)

For more information about tourism in the Riverland visit http://www.destinationriverland.org.au/

For more information about tourism in the Mallee visit http://www.malleebound.com.au/index.html

The Loxton Chamber of Commerce

For more information email admin@loxtonchamber.com.au or visit http://www.loxtonchamber.com.au/

Business Riverland

For more information email busrivinc@adam.com.auor visit http://www.businessriverland.com.au/

Renmark West Chamber of Commerce

For more information email keryn@illalangi.com.au

Riverland Visitor Guide

- http://www.destinationriverland.org.au/-/dr/Lib/Pdfs/RiverlandVisitorsGuide.pdf