Membership is open to any person with an ancestor who arrived in

South Australia up to and including 28 December 1846.


A member's spouse is welcome to become an associate member.

The Association currently has approximately 700 members. 

Our patron is His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AC, Governor of South Australia.

The Pioneers Assocn. office is closed until Thu 29 July due to covid-19 restrictions.

Find out about membership benefits.

Pioneers Assoc of SA

Suite 4, Level 2, Stafford House

25 Leigh Street, Adelaide

Opening Times: Tue & Thurs 10am - 2pm

Calling for Nominations for Councillors 2021-22


The Pioneers Association of South Australia Inc. requires that each year there is a call for nominations for Council positions.


To be eligible for election to the position of Councillor, the nominee must be either a Pioneer or Life member for not less than 6 months.  Associate members are not eligible to hold a position on Council.


A Councillor is expected to regularly attend scheduled Council meetings which can be face-to face or by distance communications.  As leaders of the organisation Councillors work to ensure the organisation is held in high esteem in the community and is managed so as to ensure its ongoing success.


The Council is composed of up to 15 members who are elected for one year.  Should more than 15 members nominate, an election will be held.


Nomination forms must be received by the Returning Officer before 5.00 pm, Monday 16 August 2021. They may be delivered personally, via email to or by post to Pioneers SA, Level 4, Stafford House, 25 Leigh Street, Adelaide SA 5000. Hard copy nominations should be in a sealed envelope addressed to The Returning Officer.  All nominations will be acknowledged.


The nomination Form along with documents that provide an insite into Pioneers SA and the role of a Council member can be found in Member Resources, Council Info. Click Council Info to go there.

11 August (Wednesday) 10am-12pm

E21-13 - Same Ships: “Africaine” 1836

Convener: Karina Hutchesson

Venue: Pioneers SA, 2nd Floor Stafford House, 25 Leigh St, Adelaide.

Cost: Free - Max 15 people


18 August (Wednesday) 12–2pm

E21-14 - Lunch Meeting

Topic: Early Ships arriving Kangaroo Island before 1836

Speaker: David Wilson, Kangaroo Island Pioneers Association

Venue: Walkerville Uniting Church Hall

Cost: Members $2, Guests $5, Max people - TBA


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We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work and live, and recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community. We pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging.