Onkaparinga Active Community Network (OACNET)


Onkaparinga Active Community Network (OACNET) program, is designed to assist local volunteer managed not-for-profit organisations to examine how they operate and identify areas of improvement.

If you are a sporting club, recreation group, community hall or other volunteer managed group not for profit group, OACNET is FREE to join and you will receive a range of benefits to help build your organisation. 


  • Governance and development support
  • Free or subsidised training and development delivered by expert training providers
  • Quarterly newsletter
  • Forums and networking events
  • Regular industry updates and special offers
  • Support to achieve STARCLUB and STARservice programs 
  • Access to a council club development officer


Please be advised that due to COVID-19 restrictions, all OACNET workshop training has been cancelled until further notice. Skype or phone assistance is available to all clubs who need governance support and assistance please contact us on 8384 0666 or mail@onkaparinga.sa.gov.au



For the latest information on COVID-19 in South Australia, please visit www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/recovery, or call the SA COVID-19 Information Line on 1800 253 787

Tools and information to help clubs and associations during COVID-19


What is a STARCLUB?

What is a STARCLUB?

A STARCLUB is a well-run club where quality coaches and officials work alongside valued volunteers in a safe and welcoming environment.

The STARCLUB Development program is an initiative of the South Australian Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing and is all about providing a safe and welcoming club that demonstrates continuous improvement and ongoing development. 

By measuring your club against the STARCLUB criteria, you will be on the way to providing the best environment possible for your members and the wider community.

Through our OACNET program, the City of Onkaparinga encourages and provides support to our local clubs to become STARCLUB recognised.

Currently there are 30 clubs within the City of Onkaparinga who have achieved STARCLUB recognition. 

Enroll your club to become a STARCLUB

Find a STARCLUB in the City of Onkaparinga 

Training and Development

The OACNET program provides regular needs based training to support Not For Profits to grow. 

OACNET provides workshops for the following topics:

  • Governance
  • Business improvement and continuous improvement
  • Coaching and officiating
  • Funding
  • Communication
  • Recognition

Visit our Eventbrite page to see upcoming workshops.

Sport and Active Recreation Strategic Management Plan Review

Councils Sport and Active Recreation Strategic Management plan guides the provision of sport and active recreation services and assets to the community.

Council are currently reviewing its Sport and Active Recreation Strategic Management Plan 2014-2019. To find out more about this review, please follow the link below.

Sport and Active Recreation Strategic Management Plan Review Page




For more information contact the OACNET team on (08) 8384 0666 or mail@onkaparinga.sa.gov.au 

Further information: OACNET Flyer 2019(PDF, 1MB)





Onkaparinga Active Community Network - supporting not-for-profits to grow