Published on 17 November 2023

Happy International Men's Day!

Happy International Men's Day!

Celebrated annually on 19 November, International Men's Day raises awareness for many issues that men face, including health and wellbeing challenges. There were several events held in the City of Onkaparinga today to celebrate International Men's Day including:

  • a barbecue lunch at Morphett Vale positive ageing centre Wakefield House to celebrate the positive value men bring to their families and communities. Approximately 65 people attended for lunch; to enjoy snooker, games, darts, music and darts; to share information and make new connections
  • a new MEN-tality event supporting young men's wellbeing through mentoring and connection. Twenty young men came together to celebrate the day by playing outdoor laser tag at Aldinga Payinthi College, followed by dinner and the sharing of personal stories by older men in the community. Onkaparinga Youth's Studio 20 Youth Centre partnered with Good Better Best Men, The Next Step Australia and the Southern Men's Association to create connection and provide mentoring on the day. If you're interested in finding out about future events email

The City of Onkaparinga understands the importance of providing opportunities for men in the community to come together and form connections and friendships. Peruse the list below for some ideas for group activities you or the men in your life could be a part of:


Aldinga Community Centre

General carpentry Mondays - Learn basic carpentry skills or make use of the fully equipped workshop all under the guidance of experienced tutors.

Woodturning Wednesdays Develop skills under the guidance of experienced turners. Learn basic turning techniques, sanding and applying finishes.

Woodcarving and woodturning Saturdays - Learn how to adapt and transfer a design to a block of wood. Skills developed include selecting timber and appropriate carving techniques.

Christie Downs

Elizabeth House positive ageing centre

Kookaburra Club – Tuesdays - A social group for people aged 65 years and over. The men in the group use the shed space to have fun and participate in individual or group projects. 

Men’s Shed – ThursdaysFor men aged 65 years and over. The group meet to have fun and work on an individual or group project.  

Wood Burning – Fridays -Learn more about wood burning with this welcoming group.  

Men’s breakfast – last Friday of the month - Join others for fun and laughter over a cooked breakfast.  

Coromandel Valley

Coromandel Community Centre

Men’s Breakfast 1st Tuesday of the monthAn opportunity for men to interact socially with their peers over breakfast.

Hackham West

Hackham West Community Centre

SilverCitz Thursday Come along to enjoy games, activities, hear from guest speakers and enjoy a three-course lunch.

Morphett Vale

Woodcroft - Morphett Vale Neighbourhood Centre

Southern Men’s chat group Wednesday Informal chat and outings.

Wakefield House

Friendship Club – Mondays and Thursdays A centre-based respite group for people aged 65 years and over. Offering a wide range of activities to support the person you care for.  

Snooker Group/8-Ball – Wednesdays and FridaysAn opportunity to practice and develop snooker skills while socialising with others.

Port Noarlunga

Port Noarlunga Christies Beach RSL

Men’s Business – Wednesdays A group for men aged 65 years and over to play pool, socialise and chat over lunch, providing carers with time out from their caring role.

Port Noarlunga jetty

Fish Feeders – Fridays - Meet others with a common interest to socialise at the Port Noarlunga Jetty while fishing. BYO fishing rods.


Reynella Neighbourhood Centre

Men’s group Thursday Come along and meet new people, share ideas and solve the world’s problems in an afternoon!


Seaford Community Centre

Seaford seniors social club WednesdaysFun activities for the over 50s! Come along and play billiards, mah-jong, indoor lawn bowls and much more! Make new friends over a cuppa and a game.

Men’s Breakfast 3rd Friday of the month Join likeminded people for a hearty breakfast and interesting guest speakers.


For more information on council's programs and activities, contact 8384 0666.

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