Volunteering in Cummins

The Cummins & District Enterprise Committee – proudly supported by the Cummins and District Financial Services and District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula – assist the community achieve its economic and social potential through advocacy, responsible management and development of community events, services programs and projects.

The Cummins and District Enterprise Committee is a not-for-profit organisation, managed by a volunteer committee and elected chairperson, with part-time paid administrative support being the Community Project Officer (CPO) working from the Cummins Hall office.

Currently the Enterprise Committee have 15 sub-committees who are all working hard to support local business and maintain and retain local services and infrastructure.

The Cummins and District Enterprise Committee, along with the sub-committees, are dedicated in working together with new ideas for moving forward and promoting the Cummins and District as an appealing place to live or visit.


Volunteer Committees

Below is a list of all the active volunteer committees in Cummins. We’re always welcoming enthusiastic individuals, so if you’re interested in learning more about them, or would like to join one, please email cdec@dclep.sa.gov.au


  • Cummins Mosaics

    This creative group is passionate about developing beautiful and unique pieces of art. Their projects can be seen all around town, and have even earned them an international award. Find them every Tuesday from 10:30am at the back of the Cummins Hall.

  • Friends of the Cummins Cemetery

    Created by a group of locals in 2018, this committee has been working hard for the past three years to improve the local cemetery and homage our previous residents. Click here to check out their latest projects.

  • Cummins Men’s Shed

    The Cummins Men’s Shed Committee aim to provide a place to meet and manufacture, for the wellbeing of all men and for the betterment of their social and mental health. Find them every Tuesday and Thursday at 24 Railway Tce, Cummins.

  • Cummins & District Tourism Committee

    In action since 2017, this group has been proactive in promoting our town as a worthy destination, whilst also promoting local shopping via different marketing strategies and social media. The committee has been successful in putting our town back in the map by creating this website and much more. See all they have achieved here.

  • Cummins Emergency Ready Committee

    Created in 2008 with a “Bushfire preparedness” focus, this group now focuses on maximising public safety with an “all hazards” approach. Members include representatives from various emergency and public services and organisations.

  • Cummins Community Garden

    This committee gives everyone the opportunity to garden in a safe space, no matter their ability, age, or access to land. Find them beautifying our town at the back of the Cummins CWA, and click here to see their latest projects.

  • Cummins Caravan Park

    This small committee oversees and manages all the operations of our local Caravan Park. The committee is continually looking for ways to improve our visitors’ stays and meet monthly at the Cummins Hall.

  • Cummins Christmas Festival

    Formed in 2017, this committee coordinates the free annual community event known as “Traders Night” or the “Cummins Christmas Festival”. The event starts with a Christmas parade going through the town with the Cummins Pre School giving out prizes for best float and best dressed kids bike. Then on to the Railway Triangle for entertainment, Santa and food. The winners for the best Christmas light competition are also announced.

  • Cummins Hall Committee

    This committee manages and oversees the operations and hire of the Hall and its facilities. They fundraise to maintain and improve these facilities and liase with the District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula regarding the lease and maintenance. Markets are held several times a year and community craft groups use parts of the Hall weekly. To hire this venue, please email cdec@dclep.sa.gov.au

  • Nature Play

    Created by a group of local parents, the nature playground, located at the Railway Triangle Park is built out of natural elements promoting sensory stimulation, which encourage imagination and develop confidence in kids.

  • Cummins Skate Park

    This committee, made up of a diverse group of people, made the Cummins Skate Park a reality in our town in 2018. Keep up with their latest news here.

  • Cummins Christmas Wonderland

    This committee works year-round to bring the magic of Christmas to Cummins during the month of December, when the Cummins Christmas Wonderland display opens for everyone. The event continues to grow bigger and bigger each year and attracts visitors from all over Australia. Click here for their latest updates.

  • Cummins & District Health Focus Group

    This group’s main focus is working on strategic directions to maintain and develop our health services.

  • Cycling Without Age

    This group provides the elderly, and not so able bodied, with the opportunity to go out for a bike ride to engage in their community, stimulate conversation and to feel the wind in their hair. This committee is currently in the process of being managed by the Men’s Shed, and volunteer opportunities are open for those interested in bike riding.

  • Empowering Lower Eyre / Suicide Prevention Network

    Empowering Lower Eyre Suicide Prevention Network was established by a group of passionate community members looking to see a change for people suffering in silence on the Lower Eyre Peninsula.
    Suicide Prevention Networks are designed to start life-saving conversations, to break down the stigma of mental illness, reduce social isolation and increase awareness for help seeking. Click here to learn more about their work.