The Welcome Centre

The Welcome Centre is a safe drop-in centre for refugee families, people seeking asylum, and new arrivals to come together to access essential services and to build genuine friendships. It’s a place where everyday Australians and new arrivals are given a space to interact, to build authentic relationships for life.

We provide support through programs such as English classes, social programs to practice conversational English, fortnightly community dinners, volunteer opportunities, food and furniture donations, emergency relief, social support, school holiday programs, free internet cafe , and most importantly, friendship and welcome.

Opening Hours

Tuesdays: Drop in Centre open 12 – 6pm

4pm – 6pm:         Chai and Conversation social program (to practice conversational English – all welcome)


Wednesdays: closed


Thursdays: Drop in Centre open 10 – 4pm

10am – 11.30am “English Tea” English class for women – very basic level

1pm – 3pm:         English class (beginning and intermediate)

7pm every 2 weeks:    Community Dinner – bring a plate of food to share. All are welcome!

Upcoming Events

Community Dinner

Every second Thursday starting at 7pm. Please bring a plate of food to share if you are able. All are welcome! RSVP on facebook events and follow The Welcome Centre.

  • 23 Mar
  • 6th Apr

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The Welcome Centre

100 Drayton Street, Bowden, South Australia, 5007

 PO Box 16, Torrensville, SA 5031

 0448 346 306

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Volunteer Opportunities

Want to know more? Contact email our Volunteer Coordination team [email protected]

We need English speakers to come, hang out, relax, have a cuppa and give our friends of ESL background an opportunity to practise their conversational English Tuesdays 4-6pm. All welcome! chainconvesation
We’re looking for volunteers to help with set up and / or pack down of the community dinners which are held every fortnight and to be part of the welcoming team!

Time commitment:

Thursday fortnightly from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm


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