List of services

Country Fire Service


Information on how to stay safe, and how to minimise fire impact on your property is available from the CFS website and from your local CFS Brigade.
Bushfire Information Hot-line (Fire danger season only) 1300 362 361
Bushfire Information
Bushfire Warnings & Information radio broadcasts
• ABC 891 (AM band)
• 5AA 1395 (AM band)
CFS Region 1 (Mt Lofty Ranges, Mt. Barker) 8391 1866
CFS HQ (Adelaide) 8463 4200
Burning Permits & Fire Prevention Officers (Onkaparinga) 8384 0730
Burning Permits & Fire Prevention Officers (Adelaide Hills) 8408 0400
For all emergencies call 000

General Information


Abattoirs Located at Sand Road, Kangarilla
AGL – Electricity Ph 13 12 45
Butcher at Kangarilla Ph 8383 7224
Gas – Kleenheat Gas Ph 13 21 80 or Origin 13 24 63
Mt Compass Markets on Wednesdays for cattle and Strathalbyn Markets held on alternate Thursdays
Mt Lofty Ranges Catchment Centre Ph 8391 7500
Septic Systems – Al Waste Water Ph 8326 4617
Sheep Shearer – Dean Richardson Mob: 0413 115 024

Bin Nights


Cherry Gardens Road and Ackland Hill Road area
General rubbish collection is very early Thursday mornings (small bin - green lid)
Recyclables are collected on alternate Thursdays (large bin- yellow lid)
Garden Waste is collected monthly – the next collection will be on (check Onkaparinga website) (large bin – green lid)
Household Recycling and Disposal Guide by Onkaparinga City Council

Bus/Train Timetables for local area


Public Transport – Adelaide Metro Phone 8210 1000 or search

LinkSA School Bus Service


Phone 85322633 for bookings and enquiries.
Runs from Meadows, Kangarilla, Clarendon, Chandlers Hill, along Cherry Gardens Road, Ackland Hill Road, Coromandel Valley, Belair Road, Cross Road, Fullarton Road then to Urrbrae Agricultural High School. Once daily return trip.
Phone 85322633 or visit the website for more details

Coromandel Community Centre


Courses…Seniors…Children…School Holiday Activities
Weymouth Oval, 442B Main Road, Coromandel Valley.
Phone 8370-6880 or visit their website

Community Directory Information Guide


Onkaparinga City Council Phone 8384 0666
For further information SAcommunity

Rainwater tanks


To calculate how much water you can collect; for every 1mm rain falling on a horizontal square metre, it will produce l litre of water.
For more general info relating to Rainwater Tanks contact the Environmental Health Section by phoning 8384 0628 or visit Onkaparinga Council website at

Coopers Rural and Hardware Supplies, Strathalbyn Road, Mylor


For all fodder and hardware supplies as well as an extensive range of irrigation needs call 8388 5304 or search for further information. They deliver to the Cherry Gardens area on Wednesdays.

Sandersons Grain & Fodder Store


432 Main Rd, Coromandel Valley 8270 2173
For all your fertiliser, stock, poultry, fish, bird feed or seed requirements.
They deliver to the Cherry Gardens area on Tuesdays and Thursdays i.e. South of the Sturt River; and Tuesdays and Fridays – North of the Sturt River

Coromandel Valley Veterinary Clinic


382 Main Road, Coromandel Valley Phone 8370 3500

Electoral Roll Forms


State Electoral Commission Phone 1300 655 232 or search website
Federal Electoral Office search



Information is available at each fodder store i.e. Sanderson’s, Coromandel Valley/Coopers at Mylor or from the Meadows Veterinary Surgery.

Golf – Blackwood Golf Club


Corner Ackland Hill Road, Cherry Gardens Road Ph 8388 2313 for membership rates.

Hard Waste Collection information


The Onkaparinga Council offers residents two hard rubbish collections per year. Please phone 8384 0666 to book and ensure your hard rubbish is collected.



Visit their website at

Meadows Veterinary Surgery (large/small animals)


For veterinary requirements please phone 8388 3455 for services provided. They are located at 2 Battunga Road, Meadows and provide a 24 hour emergency service. NB. This is one of only a few surgeries in our area that will tend to large animals

Minton Farm


Located at 455 Cherry Gardens Road (contact Bev Langley Ph 0422 938 439). This refuge has emerged from a community need for animal and bird rescue and rehabilitation. The project funding relies entirely on volunteers and donations to operate. Your kind support will help to improve the quality of life for hundreds of native animals and birds for future generations to enjoy, not just as extinct exhibits in museums.

Small Talk Magazine


Subscribe to electronic newsletters from the Natural Resources, Adelaide & Mt Lofty Ranges

Snake Catchers


Snake Catchers Adelaide 0413 511 440
Snake-Away Services Ph 24hr emergency 0413 511 335
(free advice and enquires)

Sprayers and Weed Control Contractors


Provided by the Fleurieu Animal and Plant board
Contact their office ph 8556 4500 where a full list of contractors will be provided

The Hut Community Centre – Programmes and Services


1 Euston Road, Aldgate Ph 8339 4400 Promoting Community Well-being. The Hut works in collaboration with individuals and groups in the community to identify needs and provide activities and services for residents.

Water Smart Home Audit


Install a water efficient shower head and take shorter showers
Install a dual flush toilet – this can save up to 35,000 litres of water p/year
Don’t leave taps running while brushing teeth, washing vegies or waiting for the water to cool in summer.
Save Water in the garden – use mulch, select species that will thrive in your area, water roots not the leaves, water less often but more thoroughly, use a trigger hose and install a rain water tank.
If you have a swimming pool use a cover – this will reduce evaporation by 80%
For water wise appliances visit

Wool Buyers


Wool sales – Quality Wool, 2-10 Brock Street, Port Adelaide Ph 8341 0000

Other community links


The Clarendon Community Association  - 

The Coromandel Community Centre  - Coro Alive

Sturt Upper Reaches Landcare Group  - 

Riding for the Disabled Association SA Inc   - 

Friends of Scott Creek Conservation Park   -  

Justice of the Peace

JP Services are available Monday - Friday, 9-5pm. JP’s work at no charge, so please call first to book an appointment.


Cherry Gardens

Michael (Mike) Deare, Ph 83882185
648 Cherry Gardens Road


Coromandel East

Baldev Singh Dhaliwal - Ph 83705048, Mob 0411 113 331
Mrs Vicki Hayman Ph 0405 015 411



Darren of Kruse Legal - Ph 82781779
Office of Sam Duluk MP - Ph 8278 5844

The Cherry Chatter Committee welcomes you to our community.