Council's Age Friendly Community Strategy was adopted in October 2017. You can find a copy of this document under the Council Documents section.

Hills Home and Community Support
At Adelaide Hills Council, we support eligible older residents to maintain their independence in their home and community. Assistance may be provided by staff, contractors or volunteers. The services are funded by Council, the State and Federal Governments, and client contributions from residents who are receiving services.

Access to Services 
Residents can contact the Hills Home and Community Support team to discuss how to access in-home support (at this time staff will further explain the new requirement for all prospective clients over the age of 65 years to contact the My Aged Care screening gateway in the first instance).

Services in high demand will be provided first to residents with the greatest need and there may be a waiting list for services. A financial contribution is required for all services and will be discussed at time of referral.

Types of services the Hills Home and Community Support program coordinates (subject to availability):

  • Social outings and events
  • Domestic assistance / spring cleaning
  • Garden tidies and gutter cleaning
  • Minor home maintenance
  • Transport for shopping via community buses

Please note that due to funding restrictions some consumers with complex needs may be referred to other more appropriate services within the hills region.

Click here for information relating to client contribution fees.

Community Groups
Seniors may also be interested in one of our over 700 active community groups. Often our community facilities play host to many of these community groups, from friends and special interest groups, to training groups and many more.

To find out about these and our many other community groups please visit our community groups page.


Congratulatory Messages

Messages of congratulations from Her Majesty the Queen and the Governor-General to those Australians celebrating the achievement of significant birthdays and wedding anniversaries are available from Government House, Canberra. 

On request, Government House will arrange for a congratulatory message to be sent from both The Queen and the Governor-General to persons celebrating their 60th (Diamond) 65th and 70th (Platinum) and subsequent wedding anniversaries and 100th, 105th and subsequent birthdays.  The Governor-General will also send a congratulatory message to those Australians celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. 

How to apply

Requests for a message from The Queen and/or the Governor-General can be made through your local Federal Member, Federal Senators' electorate offices or the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. 

To ensure that the information included on the message is accurate, it is necessary that a marriage certificate, birth certificate or statutory declaration be provided as proof of the date of an occasion prior to any message being sent from The Queen or the Governor-General.  If incorrect information is provided after the message has been sent, no further message will be issued. 

Government House requires at least five weeks' notice prior to sending a message.  Belated messages are sent up to six months after the date of the occasion.  Further information can be obtained from Government House, click here .


Contact us or (08) 8408 0400

Council acknowledges that we conduct our business on the traditional lands and waters of the Peramangk and Kaurna people. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging as the Custodians of this ancient and beautiful land.
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