Alice Aussi Masters Swimming Club
Masters Swimming Australia is an Australia-wide, non-profit organisation for adult swimmers aged 18 years and over with over 6,000 members, located in seven branches around the country (including Alice Springs). Its purpose is to provide an environment to encourage all adults, regardless of ability, to swim regularly and compete in order to promote fitness and improve general wellbeing.
More info: Visit their website, or phone Bev Ellis (Secretary) on 0403 576 218 or (08) 8952 4330.
Alice Fun Flyers
Looking for a quiet flying field with no waiting time between flights? This is the club for you. Alice Fun Flyers is intended as a relaxed and fun club environment with a family focus and space enough to make your learning curve as steep as you like!
More info: Phone (08) 8953 4545.
Alice Springs Art Foundation Inc.
Organisers of the ‘Alice Prize’, the art foundation brings national contemporary art to Alice Springs, making the region a vibrant centre of the thriving and diverse arts community. Run by volunteers, this group welcomes new people to join and contribute to Alice’s growing arts hub.
More info: Visit their website, asafoundation [at] bigpond.com (email) or phone (08) 8953 0871.
Alice Springs Quilting Club
Meets on the fourth Monday of each month at 7pm at the Masonic Hall, Church St in Alice Springs. If you are new to Alice Springs you are most welcome to attend their meetings or join in one of their friendship groups. One rule - bring your sewing!
More info: Phone Barbara on (08) 8952 3250 or like their Facebook page.
Alice Springs Town Band
The band plays at parades, fetes and functions throughout the year including the Australia Day Ceremony, Anzac Day Parade, Bangtail Muster Parade, Centralian Eisteddfod, Old Timer’s Fete, Henley on Todd Parade, Alice Springs Masters Games Opening Ceremony and the Christmas Markets. They welcome musicians of all ages and abilities.
More info: Phone John (President) on (08) 8952 8463 or like their Facebook page.
Central Australian Art Society
The Central Australian Art Society is a purely volunteer group, dedicated for more than 50 years to giving central Australian artists the support and inspiration needed to develop skills, and local residents an opportunity to participate in, and enjoy, a vibrant and creative community.
More info: Visit their website, caas [at] iinet.net.au (email) or phone (08) 8952 0356.
Central Australian Bushwalkers
New members and visitors are welcome to join this bushwalking group on one or more of their many adventures exploring the central desert rangelands.
More info: Visit their website or send an central.australian.bushwalkers [at] gmail.com (email).
Conservation Volunteers makes it easy for people to care for nature by volunteering on one of their many conservation projects across the country, including in Alice Springs. Volunteers come from a wide range of backgrounds and no prior skills or experience are required. Volunteer projects are available to suit your availability and particular interests.
More info: Visit their website, alicesprings [at] conservationvolunteers.com.au (email) or phone (08) 8953 6411.
Country Women’s Association of the Northern Territory
This not-for-profit organisation focuses on supporting women and their families within the central Australia region. They participate in various fundraisers and events throughout the year and also have cooking and craft workshops available for members and guests to participate in. New members and guests are always welcome.
More info: Visit their website, cwa.nt [at] bigpond.net.au (email) or phone (08) 8981 6885.
Defence Families with Special Needs
Defence Community Organisation (DCO) provides practical assistance to Defence families who have dependants with special needs. This assistance especially focuses on reducing the impact of relocations and minimising any interruption to specialist services that the dependant needs.
In order to receive any of the assistance and support services available, you will first need to have your dependant with special needs formally recognised by Defence. Forms and details can be found on the DCO website.
NT Working Women’s Centre
The Centre is a community based non-profit organisation which provides free and confidential advice to women about work related matters. The Centre particularly targets services to those in a disadvantaged bargaining position, insecure and low paid work.
More info: Visit their website, admin [at] ntwwc.com.au (email) or phone (08) 8953 3638 to learn more about joining this cause.
Open Arms - Veterans and Families Counselling
Open Arms provides counselling and support services to Australia's military community. If you have served one day of continuous full-time service in the ADF you can call them for support. They also support families, reservists and some peacekeepers. Call Open Arms - Veterans and Families Counselling on 1800 011 046 for free, confidential counselling and group programs to support mental health and wellbeing.
More info: Check out the Open Arms - Veterans and Families Counselling website and group programs.
The Partners of Veterans Association of Australia
The Partners of Veterans Association of Australia (PVA) is a nationwide support network for partners of past and present members of the ADF, offering support, friendship, information and understanding. PVA believes there is a great need for support for all partners/carers, widows/widowers and families of Australian veterans, both now and in the future.
More info: Visit their website to connect with your local NT branch, or find them on Facebook.
Lots of singing - lots of different styles - lots of fun. New members and visitors are always welcome, and there are no auditions and no previous experience is necessary. All Sing Australia groups around the country have the same large repertoire of songs including folk, pop and opera, contained in the Sing Australia Songbook Library. The Library also includes seasonal repertoire in the Sing Australia Anzac and Christmas Songbooks.
More info: Visit their website, info [at] singaustralia.com.au (email) or phone (08) 8838 8995.