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Bin collection days over Christmas and New Year


There will be changes to bin collections over the Christmas and New Year period.


December 2018

There will be no bin collections on Christmas Day (Tuesday 25 December). All collections will move forward one day during this week. View the table below for updated collection days.

2018 updated bin collection days

Regular collection day Updated collection day
Monday 24 December Monday 24 December
Tuesday 25 December Wednesday 26 December
Wednesday 26 December Thursday 27 December
Thursday 27 December Friday 28 December
Friday 28 December Saturday 29 December
Monday 31 December Monday 31 December (no change)

January 2019

There will be no bin collections on New Year’s Day (Tuesday 1 January). All collections will move forward one day during this week. View the table below for updated collection days.

2019 updated bin collection days

Regular collection day

Updated collection day

Tuesday 1 January

Wednesday 2 January

Wednesday 2 January

Thursday 3 January

Thursday 3 January

Friday 4 January

Friday 4 January

Saturday 5 January

Monday 7 January

Normal collection services resume

For more information about bin collections, contact the Waste and Recycling Hotline on 08 8347 5130 or visit East Waste

Movie at Norwood Oval this Saturday


Gather your family and friends and come along to a free screening of Saving Santa under the stars at Norwood Oval.

Saturday 15 December
7.00pm – 10.30pm (movie 8.30pm)
Norwood Oval, The Parade, Norwood

For more event details and to pre-book your free tickets, visit: Events & Festivals Calendar


Special Christmas edition of Your NPSP out now


Read our special Christmas edition of Your NPSP eNewsletter and discover all that's happening in our City this festive season!

Read: Your NPSP: Christmas Edition

Your NPSP eNewsletter brings you regular bi-monthly updates about Council’s events, initiatives, major projects and business activities, delivered straight to your inbox.

Subscribe now to future editions of Your NPSP. This is an opt-in subscription and you can unsubscribe at any time.


Your Christmas message from the Mayor


Hear from Mayor Robert Bria as you prepare for and enjoy the Festive Season.

Watch Mayor Robert Bria's Christmas Message

Explore Christmas in NPSP events and attractions.

Pet care program - helping you look after your pet


If you feel your pet isn’t getting the love and attention it deserves, the pet care program can help!

This is a volunteering program supporting pet owners who are unable to regularly groom or walk their pet due to immobility, ill health or age.

For more information, contact Neda on 08 8366 4608 or email:

Festive Gallery on Osmond - vote for your favourite tree!


Osmond Terrace has again been transformed into an outdoor gallery of wooden Christmas Trees for the Festive Gallery on Osmond.

Children from 16 local schools have decorated 62 six-foot tall wooden Christmas trees. These will be displayed on the Osmond Terrace median strip from 20 November 2018 until 2 January 2019.

Participating schools

  • East Adelaide School
  • Felixstow Community School
  • Marden Senior College
  • Marryatville Primary School
  • Norwood Primary School
  • Prince Alfred College
  • St Ignatius Junior School
  • St Ignatius Early Learning Years
  • St Joseph's Memorial School Kensington
  • St Joseph's Memorial School Norwood
  • St Joseph's School Payneham
  • St Peters Child Care Centre & Preschool
  • Trinity Gardens School
  • Trinity Gardens Early Learning Centre
  •  St Joseph's School Tranmere
  • Rose Park Primary School.


People’s Choice Competition

The community is invited to visit and walk through the display on Osmond Terrace taking in the creative sights before nominating their favourite Christmas tree for the People’s Choice Award competition!

Upon viewing the display simply follow The Parade Norwood on Facebook and ‘Like’ the photo of your favourite tree before 5.00pm Wednesday 2 January 2019.

The tree with the most likes by close of competition will win a $250 voucher to Dillons Norwood Bookshop for the school, plus $1000 to a charity of choice, kindly donated by the Norwood Parade Precinct Committee.

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2018 Sustainable Garden Awards winners


Last week the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters announced the winners of the 2018 Sustainable Garden Awards in a celebration at Brick+ Mortar Creative

Two residential gardens - at St Morris and Payneham South - were recognised for making a positive contribution to the City's urban environment and well-being of the community through sustainable principles, design and innovation.

Nominations were assessed by a panel of expert judges against a range of criteria which included design, innovation and creativity, biodiversity and habitat, self-sufficiency and nature play. Judges were particularly impressed with the application of sustainable garden design principles; innovative ideas to promote water and moisture retention; and measures to attract native animals and insects.

The Awards marked the end of a two month celebration through September and October of the importance of gardening and landscaping in our urban environment.

A program of free sustainable gardening workshops and tours was hosted concurrently with the Awards program. Workshops quickly booked out and covered a range of topics such as organic pest control; wicking beds; soil health; the importance of bird, bats, bug and bees; fruit tree care; organic vegetable gardening; and an introduction to permaculture. Tours of St Peters Billabong, Chris Bryant and John Boland’s award winning garden in Felixstow, the Linde Community Garden and Sophie Thomson’s garden in the Adelaide Hills, also proved popular and by all accounts, were very well received.

To view the winning entries, visit: 2018 Sustainable Garden Awards Winners

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Norwood Christmas Pageant - thanks for coming!


Thank you to everyone who made the 2018 Norwood Christmas Pageant a success!

The Norwood Christmas Pageant is held entirely for the enjoyment of the community and is widely regarded as one of Adelaide’s most popular and authentic community pageants.

With an audience of 20,000 people, 1,200 participants and 60 volunteers, this event is made possible by the participation of many and the good will of the community.

The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters warmly thanks all pageant participants, volunteers, local businesses and all who came to watch the colourful parade of floats, performers and street entertainers go by.

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday 23 November 2019 for the 42nd Norwood Christmas Pageant!

Twilight carols under the stars


This free family friendly open-air concert invites you to come and share in the spirit of Christmas and the excitement this time of the year has to offer.


Friday 7 December 2018
5.00pm – 9.00pm
Linde Reserve, Nelson Street, Stepney

Entertainment includes Boomstars, Him & Her Band, The 60 Four, Lucky Seven Swing and a visit from Father Christmas.

This event will also feature food trucks and market stalls.

For more event details, visit: Events & Festivals Calendar


View 2017 Twilight Carols image gallery

The Parade becomes smoke-free from December


From 1 December 2018, a section of The Parade, Norwood, will become a designated smoke-free area.

The smoking restriction applies between the eastern side of Osmond Terrace and the western side of Portrush Road. It includes the road, footpaths, public spaces and pedestrian laneway adjacent to the Norwood Town Hall. It does not include the side streets that adjoin The Parade.

The smoking restrictions were approved by the Minister for Health and Substance Abuse earlier this year, following a thorough community consultation process in which 73% of respondents were in favour of The Parade being designated as smoke-free.

“It’s clear to us that our community is largely in support of smoke-free open spaces and public facilities as awareness grows about the effects of second-hand tobacco smoke,” said Mayor Robert Bria.

“The Parade is one of Adelaide’s much loved places and a destination for locals and visitors who relish the main street’s vibrant and dynamic café, restaurant and retail scenes, so it’s imperative that the Council prioritises providing environments that promote well-being.”

The decision was commended by Cancer Council SA Chief Executive, Lincoln Size, who said: “smoke-free laws denormalise smoking within our community, particularly for children, and protect the community from second-hand smoke exposure in high-traffic pedestrian areas”.

Other smoke-free areas in the City include council-owned reserves and parks (including Norwood and Payneham Ovals), Payneham Memorial and Norwood Swimming Centre and at all events which are hosted or supported by the Council.

For more information about smoke-free areas in our City, visit: Smoke-free Areas