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The Mawson Centre

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From Monday 29 June, restrictions will be eased at our libraries and community centres to allow for a more flexible approach to using our services. In line with stage three of the State Government’s roadmap for recovery from COVID-19, the following will apply at all City of Salisbury library and community centre sites;

  • The maximum capacity for visitors has been removed provided there is two square metres of space per person
  • You are permitted to bring your own food and drink in
  • Physical distancing of 1.5 metres and hygiene protocols will continue to be enforced
  • Please keep the above in mind when visiting and contact (08) 8302 5449 if you have any questions.

The Mawson Centre is an expression of a vibrant community. This innovative facility fosters learning and overlooks the picturesque Sir Douglas Mawson Lake and UniSA Mawson Lakes Campus. The Centre's vision is to become a state of the art innovative Cultural Community Learning and Information Centre

For more information on the Mawson Centre and its programs, visit the Mawson Centre website.

Room Hire

The Mawson Centre has a variety of tutorial rooms, small meeting rooms and a lecture theatre available for commercial and community hire. Commercial hirers should contact the UniSA Facilities Team on 8302 5055. For community bookings, contact Community Development Coordinator Andrew Murray on 8302 5449. Please note there is no hall for hire.

Term 3 Programs

Game Making with Scratch

Commencing Thursday 6 August, 2020

3.45pm to 5pm

COST: $30 for all 6 sessions

For children aged strictly 7-10.

This short course (6 sessions) aims to teach students the fundamentals of scratch and game making through coding within a fun group environment. No experience with Scratch is required, but can be helpful. Sessions will be held on Thursdays after school weekly from 3:45pm to 5pm at the Mawson Centre, Room MC 2.03.

For more information and to register click here.


Create and Animate

Commencing Tuesday 18 August, 2020

3.45pm to 5pm

COST: $60 for all 12 sessions

For children strictly aged 8-11.

Do you have a passion for Animation? This short course (12 sessions) aims to teach students the fundamentals of animation through sketch and computing within a fun group environment. Participants will design and create their own animations using LEGO and Play-doh and cartoon characters through sketch, before bringing them to life using computer software and iPads. No experience with animation is required, but can be helpful. Sessions will be held on Tuesdays after school weekly from 3:45pm to 5pm at the Mawson Centre, Room MC 2.03.

For more information and to register click here.

Maggie Moo Music

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays

10am to 11am

For children aged 6 Months - 5 years

Music sessions for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers



Mawson Lakes Girl Guides

5 - 11 years: Thursdays 6.15pm to 7.30pm

10 - 17 years: Thursdays 7.30pm to 8.45pm

Contact: Kerry Henderson 0402 859 625


Bollywood Dance

Saturdays 12pm to 2pm and Wednesdays 6pm to 8pm

Performance opportunities are provided for students

All age groups welcome

0425 761 360 or 0466 772 138



Punjabi Dance Group (NEW!)


1pm to 3pm

All levels welcome

Contact Sukhpreet on 0430 211 823


Jane Grech Dance

Various classes between 9am to 1pm

Ballet 5 - 7 years

Dance Magic 3 - 5 years

FREE trial lesson for NEW students.  0408 847 759



Laptop Computer Club


9.30am to 11.30am

Semi-structured, social environment. Covering range of topics

$2 per session 

Term time only.


Senior’s Computer Class

Thursdays 9.30-11.30am

Learn new skills learning Laptops, IPads or Tablets

All levels welcome

$2 per session

Term time only


Language and Literacy - ESL

Wednesdays and Thursdays

9.30am to 11.30am

Conversational English

Gold Coin donation

Term time only



Men’s Meet Up Group

4th Monday of the month

7.30pm to 9pm

All ages welcome, build meaningful connections

Contact Darren on 0414 545 935



Mum's Exercise Group Australia

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

7.30pm to 8.30pm

FREE dance sessions for mums and your kids!

All fitness levels welcome

Please contact Candita on 0421 509 726


Tai Chi


6.30pm and 8pm

For improved flexibility, leg strength, balance and relaxation.

All levels welcome

Contact Nazli


Mawson Lakes Striders

Walking Group

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 8.30am to 9:30am

Meet at the Mawson Interchange (enclosed lounge area) with water and comfortable shoes.


0455 977 775 – Christine

0413 433 275- Trevor


Park Run: Mawson Lakes

Get Fit for FREE

Saturdays around the lake


Run or walk 5km

Register at



Mawson Lakes Probus Club (NEW!)

Meets once a month - Starts Friday 14 August

3pm to 5pm

Contact Wendy: President on 8260 1323


Combined Art Class: That Painting Place

Mondays 9.30am to 11.30am

Fridays 10am to 12noon and 1pm to 3pm

Students provide own materials

0414 841 663 - Michele Rudd


3rd Drawer Art Studio (NEW!)

Senior’s full day art class

Saturdays monthly

9am to 5pm

Bookings essential

0434 406 220 Helen



Improve your public speaking

1st and 3rd Mondays of the month

From 6.30pm


Mawson Lakes Rotary Club


7pm to 9pm

Contact Margaret


Mawson Lakes Quilting Friends

1st and 3rd Saturday of the month

9am to 5pm

All levels welcome, limited materials are available

0400 359 765- Brenda


Mawson Lakes Garden Club

Fourth Tuesday each month


Membership $20 per year. Monthly public meetings are gold coin donation.

8260 7077 - Linda Vining


Scrapbooking/ Cards Workshops

Saturdays, monthly and Thursday nights

Contact Debbie 8248 4530 /or 0413 990 656

Bookings essential


Mawson Lakes Photography Club

1st and 3rd Thursday of each month

2nd Wednesday of each month

7.30pm to 9.30pm

Contact Peter


Contact us

For more information about any of The Mawson Centre’s activities contact Andrew Murray - Coordinator:  8302 5449 or email. or



Opening Hours

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm


2-8 Main Street

Mawson Lakes SA 5095

Contact Info

Bus Route

224 or 225

See nearby bus stops and routes on Google Maps