Built on the strengths of our proud heritage, we passionately commit to provide outstanding experiences and services and the creating of a culturally rich and diverse community.

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Message from our President


Welcome to the South Australian Italian Association – a non-profit and non-partisan organisation supported by a community of passionate volunteers, who preserve, promote and celebrate all things Italian.

We are a vibrant personal, social and corporate community with a mission to facilitate dialogue and be a voice for our community, to deliver relevant and contemporary services and exceptional engagement opportunities, to develop and promote business networks, to support other social and cultural organisations and, importantly, to build upon the legacy of our forebears for the benefit of our entire community. And we do all of this with heart.

We have achieved much over recent years, and we have exciting plans for the years ahead.

I invite you to meet our board, attend an event and join us as a member of our vibrant community,
Dr Phillip Donato OAM
President, South Australian Italian Association

Why become a SAIA member?

Embrace Italian culture in South Australia

A vibrant community and centre for all, preserving and promoting Italian culture, its services and experiences, in partnership with the wider Italian community of South Australia.

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Bringing people together, enjoying each other's ideas and company, supporting our community.
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Embracing our culture
Celebrating the many different facets of our culture.
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A sense of excitement
Presenting a broad range of events, and building an exciting future for South Australians.

Friendly, experienced and diverse leadership

Meet our Board of Directors

Meet Phillip, Tony, Edi, Anna, Natasha, Frank, Christian, Charlie and Lou – our distinguished board members, who unite our community.

With diverse skills, our board members are leaders in their respective fields, who uphold the highest standards in corporate governance and mentor younger leaders.

They connect the past, present and future, while promoting a sense of togetherness.

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Why become a valued supporter?

Be a part of the Italian legacy in South Australia

We are incredibly grateful for the generous assistance of our event supporters throughout the year, including:

Bentleys SA

Helping businesses get where they want to be.


Serafino Wines

The perfect place to stay, relax and indulge.


Chapel Funerals

Serving the cultural needs of our community.



Drilling, trenching and civil services.


Arte Graphica

High quality offset and digital printing.


Joe Design

Design, packaging, print and web.

0421 337 785