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COVID-19: We are here for you


The Council is continuing to adapt its services in line with COVID-19 restrictions to ensure the health and safety of our community is a priority.

Please remember, we are here for you and the following services and facilities are open in line with State Government COVID-19 restrictions:

The health and wellbeing of the Norwood, Payneham & St Peters community continues to remain our priority and when visiting Council facilities please note:

  • QR Code check-in is mandatory
  • masks must be worn in all public spaces
  • social distancing as per State Government requirements will apply
  • hand sanitiser is strongly encouraged.

Thank you and take care.

For more information, visit: Council Covid-19 Updates

SA Health updates

For information on restrictions, hot spots and outbreaks, contact tracing requirements and the COVID-19 pandemic in South Australia, please visit the SA Government - COVID-19 website

Important COVID information for Swimming Centre patrons


The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters has been notified that a person who was in attendance at the Payneham Memorial Swimming Centre - has tested positive to COVID-19.

They attended the Swimming Centre on Sunday 16 January 2022 between 7am and 11.30am.

If you were in attendance at the Centre between these times it is strongly advised that you monitor for symptoms and get tested if they develop.

If you have any further questions or seek more information please visit:

Please be assured that the Centre has a regular and rigorous cleaning and hygiene process and the wellbeing of our patrons, visitors, staff and wider community is our highest priority.

In line with the State Government’s directives we are taking all necessary steps to ensure we provide a COVID-safe environment.

Financial Support Package for local businesses impacted by State Government restrictions


The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters continues to review, respond and adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

In response to the current ongoing outbreak, the Council has introduced its third Financial Support Package directed at those businesses most impacted by the reimposition of density restrictions, following the opening of South Australia’s borders on 23 November 2021.

220 businesses —such as cafes, restaurants, pubs, and gyms— in the Council are eligible and will receive an automatic 20 per cent rebate of off their rates for the third and fourth quarter of 2021-2022.

The rebate recognises the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has had on these businesses.

In addition to the Discretionary Rebate, the Council will waive Outdoor Dining Permit fees from 1 December 2021 until 30 June 2022 and rebate the third and fourth quarter the Parade Separate Rate for impacted business operators and traders.

For all commercial ratepayers, the Council will also suspend late payment fines and interest for the third and fourth quarter of 2021-2022.

Ratepayers (both residential property owners and commercial property owners), who are experiencing financial hardship due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic are encouraged to contact the Council’s Rates Officer on 8366 4540 or email sooner rather than later to discuss their particular situation.

Get back in the swim of things this Australia Day at Poolside 2022!


Grab your mates and your bathers for a splashing time at the best pool party of the year!

Tuesday 26 January 2022
Payneham Memorial Swimming Centre
$2 entry per person.

Booking essential.

Book now

Poolside will feature classic Australian tunes, a sausage sizzle, giant inflatable pool toys and fun for everyone!

Poolside is a COVID Safe event and all patrons are expected to maintain physical distancing and practice good hand and respiratory hygiene.

As this is a family-friendly event, Poolside is alcohol and smoke-free.

For more events happening near you, visit: Events & Festivals Calendar

Draft Youth Development Strategy 2022-2025 - your say!


The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters has endorsed the draft 2022-2025 Youth Development Strategy for feedback, paving a clear path for programs, initiatives, advocacy and support for young people over the next four years.

Consultation opens 10 January and closes 5pm Friday 11 February 2022.

For more information and to have your say and help shape the Council’s Youth Development Strategy, visit: Community Consultation

Public Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations – have your say!


The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters is seeking your feedback on locations that are being considered for on-street and off-street public electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, a key action in its 2020-2030 Corporate Emissions Reduction Plan.

Six locations are proposed for the installation of EV charging station infrastructure across the City.

For more information and to have your say on the proposed locations, visit: Community Consultation

Bring your wheels and play at our pop-up wheel park


A dedicated wheel park is popping up in Felixstow during the school holidays from 8 - 23 January.

Bring along your favourite set of wheels—be it a bike, scooter or skates—and enjoy a fun and free day out!

Don’t forget to play it safe and bring your safety gear, including helmet.

The following workshops and events will also be held:

  • Open Day
  • Race Day
  • Learn to Ride
  • Bike Repair and Try an E-bike

For more information and to book a workshop, visit: Events & Festivals Calendar

Stay safe in the heat


There are some simple things you can do to reduce the impact of Adelaide’s heat this summer. These include staying out of the sun, staying hydrated by drinking lots of water and avoiding caffeinated, alcoholic or fizzy drinks, and spending as much time as possible in cool or air-conditioned places.

If you do need to venture out, be sure to slip, slop, slap and protect yourself from harmful UV rays.

For more information about staying safe and to download translated fact sheets, visit: SA Health - Staying Healthy in the Heat

Places to keep cool in the Council area

If you don’t have an air conditioner at home, visit one of our three libraries where you can relax and take it easy.

If you are shopping on The Parade, Norwood, drop into the Norwood Town Hall where there is cool drinking water available on hot days at the front counter.

If you are a water lover, cool off at our Swimming Centres – pools are heated to 27 degrees and there's plenty of shade. Book a swim before you attend a Centre.

Bring your own bottle app

Find a drinking fountain and refill your water bottle with the SA Water Bring Your Own Bottle app.

This interactive map will give you clear directions to the closest of 1,000 mapped drinking fountains.

For more information and to download the app, visit: SA Water: Bring Your Own Bottle app

Check weather forecasts and UV times

You can check weather forecasts and UV times by downloading the free SunSmart app

For more weather information, visit: Bureau of Meteorology

Keep cool at home

Here are some simple tips to keep cool at home:

  • keep your windows covered with curtains, blinds and external shading to keep the sun out
  • avoid the heat by doing outdoor activities in the early morning or late afternoon/evening
  • wear light coloured clothing made of natural fibres
  • drink cool water regularly
  • place wet towels on your face and body
  • if it’s cooler outside, open doors and windows to let the cool air inside. Use window locks and security screens to secure your home.

For more tips and information, download: SA Health - Summer Cooling Guide

For more health related information, visit: Public Health & Safety


Look East Christmas edition out now!


The Christmas edition of Look East includes all of our Christmas in NPSP events and attractions, greetings from your Elected Members, profiles of local individuals and organisations as well as information about the Council's current activities and major projects.

View: Look East: December 2021 (Flipbook)


Download: Look East: December 2021 (PDF)

A bi-annual newsletter, Look East is distributed to ratepayers, residents and businesses within the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters.

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More support, programs and advocacy for young people in NPSP


The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters has endorsed the draft 2022 – 2025 Youth Development Strategy for community consultation, paving a clear path for programs, initiatives, advocacy and support for young people over the next four years.

There are four key components to the Strategy - which also align with the Council’s long-term strategic plan, CityPlan 2030: Shaping Our Future

The draft Strategy was written following comments which have been received from young people who live, work, study and play in the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters.

The draft Strategy will be available for community consultation in January next year.

For more information, contact Jenah Bambrick on