Catholic Family Services
Catholic Diocese of Port Pirie

Quality Improvement Council

Welcome to Centacare Catholic Country SA

Centacare Catholic Family Services Country SA was established in the Port Pirie Diocese in 1995. Centacare Catholic Country SA provides services across much of the State, including the Yorke Peninsula and Lower North, Far North, Central Eyre Peninsula and West Coast regions. Centacare Catholic Country SA collaborates extensively with Government and non-government agencies, service provider networks, clients and community groups to ensure the ongoing relevance of our services and the effectiveness of the broader human service system. Centacare Catholic Country SA sees itself as a key organisation working with and assisting people throughout much of rural South Australia.

If you are a client and would like to provide feedback on our services, please provide feedback here.

Latest News & Events


World’s Greatest Shave – 12th-15th March 2015

Every hour somebody in Australia is diagnosed with lymphoma, myeloma or leukaemia. Every second hour, somebody dies from one of these diseases. The World's greatest shave raises funds for research and to support people and their families living with these blood disorders.

Visit their website to find out more – http://www.worldsgreatestshave.com/


Close the Gap day – 19th March 2015

Close the Gap is Australia's largest ever campaign to improve the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Get involved in National Close the Gap Day to show your support, talk about, spread the word, and take action to improve Indigenous health. Find out more about the Close the Gap campaign here.


HAPPY EASTER!– 3rd - 6th April 2015

Maundy Thursday is remembered as the day of the Last Supper where Jesus washed the feet of his disciples and it is where the Eucharist was commenced. Good Friday is a very solemn day where we see Jesus executed by crucifixion on the cross. Easter Vigil held Saturday night and Easter Sunday celebrates the resurrection of Jesus and provides great joy to all Christians.

All of the staff at Centacare Catholic Country SA would like to wish you and your family a safe and Happy Easter.

Family and Relationship Services – 5 Year Funding Announcement

Centacare Catholic Family Services Country SA is pleased to announce we have received confirmation from the Department of Social Services of a five year funding agreement for our Family and Relationship Services and Regional Family Dispute Resolution Services across our region. All our office locations will be able to continue providing counselling, family dispute resolution and support services to assist families to manage a range of life changes and challenges; and ensure that families in our communities and surrounding areas can access this support locally.

We truly welcome the Government’s valuable contribution and demonstrated commitment to supporting these vital services for the next five years.

Stronger Relationships Trial – Approved Provider

Centacare Catholic Family Services Country SA is excited to announce we are an approved provider for the Australian Government’s Stronger Relationships Trial that commenced this month. Couples can now register online for a $200 subsidy towards the cost of relationship education and counselling services, to help them through any problems they may be experiencing in their relationship.

As there are a limited number of subsidies available, couples are encouraged to register for the trial at www.dss.gov.au/strongerrelationships and make a booking with Centacare Catholic Family Services as soon as possible.

Struggling to pay the mortgage or rent or juggling debts?

Ring 1800 007 007.

You can talk to a phone financial counsellor from anywhere in Australia by ringing 1800 007 007 (minimum opening hours are 9.30 am – 4.30 pm Monday to Friday). This number will automatically switch through to the service in the State or Territory closest to you.


The HGMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Suicide Prevention is currently seeking individuals to take part in a research project examining people’s experience of health services following a suicide attempt. Please click here for more information.


Responding to Suicide Bereavement -

Launch of StandBy Response Service

One of Australia’s most successful ready response services to suicide loss was launched in SA Country North by Centacare Catholic Family Services Country SA & United Synergies’ National StandBy Response Service on Monday 21st October 2013.


Are you interested in becoming a volunteer?

Do you want to be a part of a caring, professional volunteer team that makes a difference?

Do you want to learn new skills and gain confidence while meeting new people from a range of diverse backgrounds? We welcome all enquiries from people interested in becoming a volunteer at Centacare Catholic Country SA.

Contact your local Centacare Catholic Country SA office to apply or for more information.


Foster carers wanted!

Are you interested in investing in the life of a child by becoming a foster parent? Are you able and willing to provide a safe, stable and secure family environment for children or young people? We are looking for foster carers to provide Emergency Care, Short Term Care, Long Term Care and/or Respite Care for children and young people.

For more information contact us at our Whyalla, Port Lincoln or Ceduna Centacare Catholic Country SA offices, or visit the Foster Carers Section of our website.