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Jack Young Centre (JYC)

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Announcement: This centre is only open for essential service such as fresh take away meals or frozen meals. For updates on City of Salisbury’s response to COVID-19 (coronavirus), go to

The Jack Young Centre (JYC) is a friendly, welcoming and accessible leisure centre for people aged over 50. The purpose built facilities are fully accessible, offering a unique blend of programs, activities and services.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

We have currently suspended all services at the Jack Young Centre except for essential services, such as access to fresh and frozen meals. Read below for more information.

Opening Hours

The Centre is currently open for essential services Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm.


1 Orange Avenue

Salisbury SA 5108

Contact Info

Getting there

The Jack Young Centre is two minutes walk from the Salisbury Interchange. A number of bus and train routes service the Salisbury Interchange. A car park is available for members use. For further details and current timetable information please visit the Adelaide Metro website.

Weekly Program

As of Monday 23 March 2020, all social groups, transport and programs at our 3 Senior Centres (JYC, PSCH and Pine Lakes) are suspended until further notice.  This means:

  • All the usual social groups and programs are suspended
  • The Centre is not available for drop-ins for coffees or chats
  • Transport to the centre and bus trips are suspended

A list of our usual programs can be found in the weekly program below. Don't hesitate to give us a call if you would like to know more about any particular program. 

2020 Jack Young Centre (JYC) and Pine Lakes Centre Weekly Program

Meals at Jack Young Centre

Jack's Cafe Logo

Jack's Café at the Jack Young Centre serves nutritious, affordable and tasty meals for lunch Monday to Friday. We offer a wide range of freshly prepared meals including traditional home cooked style meals and deserts.

In response to COVID-19 situation, we will be providing our meal services in a different way than we usually do. To ensure we are able to provide service to as many people as possible who need it, we will continue to monitor how we provide this service.

While our dine-in service (including Thursday Schnitzel night) is suspended until further notice, our take-away and frozen-meal service is still available for current Salisbury Senior Members or vulnerable members of the public aged 65+.

Fresh meals for take-away

  • Fresh meals can be pre-ordered from a modified menu offering.
  • For same-day pick up, please call the centre before 11.30am and collect prior to 2pm.
  • When doing so, please observe social distancing and good hygiene guidelines.
  • For all orders or enquiries, call 8406 8525 or email

Frozen Meals

  • Drop-in and select frozen meals between 10am and 2pm weekdays
    *     Salisbury Senior Members or vulnerable members of the public aged 65+ or a representative can drop-in to pick up and choose from a wide variety of frozen meals.
    *     Please bring a membership card or seniors card to assist us with identification. 
  • Pre-order up to a weeks’ worth of frozen meals by calling JYC. These can be collected later in the week between pick up times or you can call the centre to organise alternate pick up times.
  • When collecting meals, please observe social distancing and good hygiene guidelines.
  • For all pre-orders or enquiries, call 8406 8525 or email

Cost and payments

  • The take-away and frozen meal service is available for current Salisbury Senior Members or vulnerable members of the public aged 65+.
  • Cost of all meals will be $7 for subsidised clients and $8.50 for non-subsidised clients (we have waived the take-away container fee during this period).
  • If possible, please bring correct change or use our credit card tap and go service.

Important notice

Jack Young Centre is only open for essential services. Remember, if you feel unwell or unsure please contact your doctor or seek medical advice before entering this Seniors Centre. In the interest of public health, please do not visit if you have travelled overseas in the past month, and you have a fever with a cough, sore throat or shortness of breath, or you have been in close contact with a proven case of coronavirus (COVID-19).

To stay up to date with Council's response to COVID-ID, visit



Membership is open to people over the age of 50 including people with disability. Membership gives you access to three of our Over 50's leisure centres.

  • Jack Young Centre - 1 Orange Ave, Salisbury
  • Para Hills Seniors Centre - Para Hills Community Hub, Wilkinson Rd, Para Hills
  • Pine Lakes Centre - 16 Homestead Place, Parafield Gardens.

Our staff can also give you information about help at home through Home Assist and the Housing Support Program. This may include support with cleaning, shopping, home maintenance and modifications, gardening, social trips and transport.

Anyone aged 50-64 (including those with a disability support pension) wishing to become a member can do so after they start attending one of our groups regularly.

Any members aged 65+ and registered with My Aged Care can access subsidised meals and activities.

The Membership period aligns with the financial year July - June each year and a yearly membership fee ($10) applies to those who attend programs at the centre.

Participants also pay a weekly participant fee of $3-$7 depending on the program.

The centre is set-up for independent people. Those requiring support / assistance to attend a group or use the facilities of the centre will need to bring a carer or support person with them. Agency workers referring a client to the centre need to liaise with the Coordinator Wellbeing Programs on 8406 8251 as early as possible as there is a set referral process. Please note that you do not have to be a member to come in for meals for $8.50 or to access the frozen meals or take-away service for $8.80 at Jack's Café.