Heatwave Relief

Heatwave Relief Centres

Local Community Members or Agencies seeking assistance for Heatwave Relief can contact the council on 08 8563 8444 (24 hour number) The Barossa Council will maintain an up to date list of centres available. 

Or alternatively you can contact on of the below relief centres:

Aged Care Facility - Williamstown 
8524 6396
Day respite including meals at a small cost

Barossa Village
Aged Care Facility - Nuriootpa
08 8562 0300
Day Respite including meals at a small cost

Kapunda Daycare/Hospital
08 8566 2007
Air conditioned premises meals at a small cost

Mount Pleasant Daycare/Hospital
08 8568 0000
Air conditioned premises, cold water, sandwiches

Tanunda Lutheran Home
Aged Care Facility
08 8563 7777
Day respite including meals at a small cost

Wheatfields Nursing Home
08 8525 2154 or 0417 807805
Day respite including meals

All Hospitals will also provide relief:

Tanunda 8563 2398
Angaston 8563 8500
Gawler 8521 2080
Eudunda 8581 1404


Operating times? Normally 9.00 to 5.00

Why? To provide air conditioned relief from the heat

Who should I tell? Inform relatives and friends (who may look for you) where you are going.

What to Bring? Your own medications. Contact numbers for relatives or next of kin. Walking frame etc. A book or magazines. Please do not bring pets (other arrangements will need to be made for these).

Do you have a Carer? Persons requiring personal care will need to bring their carer with them.

Transport? If transport is required to assist clients/residents to access a centre please contact Community Transport on 8563 8444 or 8563 8411.


Agencies/Case Manager actions

  1. Keep a check on vulnerable people listed with your agency during heatwave conditions.
  2. If they require relief contact the nearest centre. (If unable to transport clients to the centre, contact Community Transport on 8563 8444 or 8563 8411.
  3. Forward client details and centre client is attending to Barossa Home Assist 8563 8411. A list of people attending relief centres will be collated. (Agencies that cannot contact clients could then ascertain if clients has been relocated to a centre before calling emergency services etc.)


Keeping your pets cool

Download our fact sheet on how to keep your Pets cool here

More Information can be obtained through the following links:

Extreme Heat Advice - SA Health