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

Embrace Italian culture in South Australia

Become a SAIA member

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, Edi, Cristina, Lou, Tony, Natasha, Frank and Charlie – 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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News & Media


Today we have officially launched the award application form on the SAIA website, enabling the South Australian Community to cast their nominations for a distinguished member of the community. Nominations will open on Friday 1st July 2022, before closing on Thursday 15th September 2022.


The South Australian Italian Association launching the SAIA Award Tuesday 5 April 2022 The South Australian Italian Association (SAIA) has established the inaugural SAIA Award which will be celebrated during


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:

Zagame Automotive


Department of the Premier and Cabinet


Bentleys SA


Chemist King


Clear Sky Properties




The Dante Alighieri Society of SA


Aqua Filette


Fleet Space Technologies


Galipo Food Company


Hanson Road Crash

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LJ Hooker Adelaide Metro


Maxton Insurance Brokers Adelaide


San Remo


Serafino Wines


Totino Estate Wines


Crawford Legal


Variety – the Children’s Charity


Adelaide Italian Festival