70 things to do in KapundaWelcome to Kapunda Business Alliance where we showcase our fantastic resources, attractions and businesses. Kapunda is a one-hour drive from Adelaide and is a great place to visit, live or work. Hospital, Schools, Medical Centres, Supermarket, History, Copper Mine, Industry, Agriculture, best Folk Museum in Australia, and great people! See our History page for more about this fabulous mining town that saved the State of South Australia from financial ruin!

Kapunda Christmas Street Party Committee presents:
Saturday, 24th August, 7pm til late at North Kapunda Hotel
Dress up in your favourite 70’s/80’s outfit.
This is a fundraiser, there will be raffles, games and prizes.
Trophies for Most Groovy Costume and Coolest Dance moves.
For more information, please follow our Facebook Page or contact Leonie – 0422 194 560

Red Bull Branched Out, Kapunda 2019

Kapunda is hosting this fabulous event for Australia!
17th, 18th, 19th October 2019.
For videos, registration, see www.redbull.com/au-en/events/red-bull-branched-out
This event will bring hundreds of competitors from many overseas countries as well as from all over Australia.
Held at Davidson Reserve (the “duck pond”) which has the required gum trees, over 30 metre high.
A must-see event which will bring plenty of visitors as well as contestants.

19th & 20th October 2019

25th – 30th October 2019

26th October

23rd November

14th December

175th Year Anniversary of Copper Mining

The logo above, designed by Danny Menzel (DM Graphics), can be used by Kapunda businesses and community groups in advertising, promotions, etc, courtesy of Light Regional Council and Kapunda Business Alliance.
Download various forms at www.cometokapunda.com.au/images/175thlogo.zip

New Foodland Supermarket under way!
The new building is fast taking shape, as most of the prefabrication work has happened off site at Ahrens.  KBA believes the new Supermarket will be an excellent addition to Kapunda and hopefully will encourage more people to shop in the town, to the benefit of other businesses.  It is expected that it will also employ more people than the current supermarket.  It has been a long time coming, but will be worth the wait.

Litl Mo’s Bakery and Cafe
A huge project underway – Check here for updates!

Kapunda Show ‘n’ Shine 2019
Saturday, November 23rd 2019: 1 pm – 5 pm
Entry Fee $10 per car (Angle Parking please, Bonnet out)
Spectators Free
Trophy Presentation @ 4 pm
Entertainment – Stalls – Food – Refreshments – Raffles
9 Categories
– Best Car on Day
– Best Original
– Best Modified
– Best Paint
– Best Interior
– Best Car Theme
– Best Engine Bay
– Encouragement Award
– People’s Favourite
Contact Dave on 0411575265 or Tiani Leis 0411150031
Email northkapunda@outlook.com

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety was established on 8 October 2018. The Commissioners are required to provide an interim report by 31 October 2019, and a final report by 30 April 2020.
A website has been created to provide information about the work of the Royal Commission, and how you can engage with the Commission: including how submissions can be made, and when and where hearings will be held.
For more information about making a submission to the Aged Care Quality and Safety Royal Commission you can:

ECR Logo
Environmental Copper Recovery

Latest KBA report by Cr Deane Rohrlach – Possible ISR mining at Kapunda Mine Site

Council Mural Now Installed
The mural on the Kapunda Council Office is now installed and looks great.
This is totally different from other murals.
It is a photo montage of articles and photos that capture a snapshot of life in the area over the last 180 years or so.
This is not a mural to glance at from a distance but one that rewards close study. We congratulate local Graphic Artist Laura Gully (Graphix SA) on the excellent job she did creating it – a mammoth task, requiring the location, reproduction and obtaining of permissions for a huge number of items. The mural is printed on vinyl sheet attached to an aluminium laminate substrate and has a ten year guarantee (i.e. no noticeable fading in ten years) and an anti-graffiti coating.

Open every day, 67 Main Street Kapunda SA 5373
Mon to Fri 10am to 4pm, Weekends 10am to 3:30pm

Concept for Newsagency wall mural, in progress now.
Info: www.kapundagallery.com/

Need a loan with great interest rate?

KBA have negotiated with BankSA for a great deal!

Road surfacing
Light Council is sealing many dirt roads and providing kerbs, gutters and footpaths.
Program and media release

2019 Kapunda Charity Car Cruise

Light Regional Council has awarded this charity “Community Project of the Year”.
Again, exceeded the goal by raising $41,000 for the Kapunda Hospital.
Over 3 years, $100,000 has been raised!
Facebook: www.facebook.com/kapundacharitycarcruise

Kapunda Mechanical Bears
These little bears have entertained children, locals and tourists around Kapunda for a long time.
At various locations around Kapunda.

Link: RDA Workshops for Business

Tuesday 9.30am to 10.15am & 1pm to 3pm
Thursday 6.45pm to 7.45pm
Beginners Welcome, Cost: $15
Contact: Becc Vidovich, 0413 135 497

Every Wednesday,  1 pm, Soldiers Memorial Hall
Beginners Welcome
Contact: Nancy Jackson, 8581 1758, Cost: $15

Tai Chi
Every Monday 9:30 am to 10:30 am
Lutheran Church Hall, 23 South Terrace, Kapunda
$2, Contact Joyce Uray – 0407 797 423 or Sandy Lucas – 0438 662 315

Light Play Café
Every Wednesday, 11am to 2pm, & Friday 3.30 to 6pm
Light Community Church, Main Street, Kapunda
Come to Play and Stay for lunch
Adults $5 – Kids $3,  Contact: Andrea – 0402 472 843 or
Pauline – 0408 304 109

Experiences at the Kapunda Library
Any Thursday during school term, starting 10am
Kapunda Library, for 0–5 years old with parents and carers
After Wiggle & Giggle sessions
10:30am – 11:30am on any Thursday
Kapunda Library
A chance for the littlies to play and parents to catch up. Coffee available, bring a snack for the kids and enjoy.
Parents/Carers responsible for child supervision
Join us at the Kapunda Library for a 4 week science program aimed at pre-school aged children and their adult carers.
BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL, Book online at lrclibraries.eventbrite.com.au
Sessions 1 and 2 finished.
Session 3: Friday August 16th  – 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Session 4: Friday August 23rd – 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Toddler Tales for 2-5 Yrs
Every Friday during the school term, 10:30am to 11am
Tech Savvy Seniors
Free digital literacy training for older residents living in the Light Regional Council area.
Learn skills in email, social media, internet banking, smartphones & tablet, online shopping, cyber safety.
Bookings essential, call 08 8525 3290
Digital Basics for beginners
The Library is offering free one-on-one training and assistance with your technology needs. Bring your own laptop, tablet or smart phone or you can use a library computer. Please note we are unable to assist with hardware issues viruses or faulty software.
Kapunda Library- Wednesdays 9.30am-11.30am 8525 3290
*Bookings are essential*
Starting Friday August 30th August, 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Come along to Kapunda Library during the school term for this new program. Each week we will have a story followed by a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and mathematics) based activity.
For Children aged 3 – 5 years.
First Thursday of the month, Starting at 6pm
The Kapunda Library is excited to be launching a Young Adult Committee or Y.A.C in Term 3.
The aim of the Y.A.C is to facilitate and run programs, activites, events and more for young adults aged 13 to 18 at the library.
If you are interested in joining the Y.A.C or to find out more, talk to the staff at the library or email dswann@light.sa.gov.au.

“Take a step back in time”
11 Hill Street, Kapunda
Adults: $5, Conncession: $3, Children: $3, Family (2 Adults & 2 Children) $12


Social Bowls every Tuesday, all welcome
Time: 12.30pm for a 1pm start
$6 per player includes afternoon tea
Contact: Greg 0407 396 646
Also BINGO every Wednesday
Time: 10am, eyes down at 10.30am
Cost: $4 for a book of ten tickets
Novelties, raffles and the excitement of the call
Morning Tea provided, contact Michelle 0401 425 419

Hancock Road, Kapunda, Contact: 8566 2711
Ladies Winter Competition – from April to end of October.
Wednesday competitions commence with nominations in by Thursday competition.
The 18-hole competition is held on Thursday mornings with tee off at 9am from 1st March to 30th November and 8:00am from 1st December to 28th February

Probus Club Monthly Meetings
Dining room of the Sir John Franklin Hotel, Main Street.
3rd Tuesday of each month from 9:30am – 10:45am

Kapunda Dog Obedience Club
Every Wednesday, Dutton Park Oval, 7pm
New members welcome
Mary Anne 8566 2868 or
Karen 8566 2788 or Jeanette 8563 3349

Kapunda Senior Citizens
Senior Citizens Hall, 3 Chapel St
Monday – 9.30am-1.30pm – Art Group $2
Tuesday – Easy Moves for Active Ageing $3 Men 8:30 Women 9:30am
Wednesday – 2pm- Social Indoor Bowls $2
Thursday – Seasonal Indoor Bowls
Friday – 9.30am Easy Moves for Active Ageing $3
Friday – 5pm Petanque (behind Hall)
Seniors Group 1st, 3rd, & 5th Friday of each month 1.30pm $2
For further information, contact Janet 8566 3070, Visitors Welcome

U3A Groups (annual Membership $25)
www.kapundau3a.org.au – phone 8566 3068 or 0478 620 754
Ukulele for Beginners, Ukulele – The Ukapundas, Ukulele Fingerstyle – ‘Pickulele’, Sing-Along with the Ukes
Book Club, Computer Forum, Meditation & Mindfulness, Indoor Bowls, Coffee & Chat, Craft Group, Tai Chi, Petanque, Walking for Fun and Fitness, KaDence, Vegetarian Cooking, Major Religions of the World
Email Kapunda.u3a@gmail.com or phone 8525 6041

Open first Friday of the month from 6:00 pm
RSL Hall, Kapunda, Bar Open
Non-members welcome

Knitting & Crochet
Kapunda Institute (Kildea Room), 7 Hill Street Kapunda
Tuesdays 10am-2pm, $3.00 includes tea & coffee
BYO Lunch, wool, knitting needles, crochet hooks
Come Join Us!
Facebook: Knitting & Crochet in Kapunda

On the last Thursday of the month
Kapunda Sale Yards, Hancock Road
Sundries 8.30am, Livestock 11.30am
Livestock sales, sundry items and bric-a-brac
Contact: Greg Beaton, 08 8566 2004

Community Craft Shop Markets

KBA Chairman’s Report AGM Report 2017, courtesy Deane Rohrlach,

To join KBA and support business, development and tourism for Kapunda, download our Membership_Form_2018-19

For any functions or news, please email admin@cometokapunda.com.au