Welcome to Cittaslow Goolwa, Alexandrina

Goolwa is located on the lands of the Ngarrindjeri Nation, the traditional custodians of the land and waters on which we gather and work. We pay our deepest respects to the nation’s elders past, present and emerging.  Goolwa is situated at the mouth of the Murray River where it meets the southern ocean and the Coorong. It is one of the main towns in the Alexandrina Council region which services a large area of the Fleurieu Peninsula.

Cittaslow, or ‘slow town’, is a whole-of-community approach to promoting quality of life and sustainability in towns and cities based on a partnership between local government and communities. 

On 12 March 2007, Goolwa, Alexandrina, was accredited by Cittaslow International as the first Cittaslow town in Australia, followed closely by Katoomba, Blue Mountains and later Yea, Murrindindi. 

By 2008 the not-for-profit community association Cittaslow Goolwa Incorporated was formed to work alongside Alexandrina Council to foster and advance Goolwa’s qualities as a Cittaslow community. 

In 2011 Cittaslow Goolwa Inc became a founding member of the Cittaslow Australasia Inc national network. This organisation was voluntarily deregistered in 2023 because two of its three member towns were no longer active. Cittaslow Goolwa is now the contact for communities interested in finding out about becoming Cittaslow.

What's Coming Up

Goolwa Produce & Artisans Market

When: June 23 Time: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Location: Jeralde Park, Goolwa Wharf Precinct

Goolwa Produce & Artisans Market

When: June 30 Time: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Location: Jeralde Park, Goolwa Wharf Precinct

Goolwa Produce & Artisans Market

When: July 14 Time: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Location: Jeralde Park, Goolwa Wharf Precinct

Goolwa Produce & Artisans Market

When: July 28 Time: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Location: Jeralde Park, Goolwa Wharf Precinct

Goolwa Produce & Artisans Market

When: August 11 Time: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Location: Jeralde Park, Goolwa Wharf Precinct

Goolwa Produce & Artisans Market

When: August 25 Time: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Location: Jeralde Park, Goolwa Wharf Precinct

Goolwa Produce & Artisans Market

When: September 8 Time: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Location: Jeralde Park, Goolwa Wharf Precinct

Goolwa Produce & Artisans Market

When: September 22 Time: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Location: Jeralde Park, Goolwa Wharf Precinct

Goolwa Produce & Artisans Market

When: September 29 Time: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Location: Jeralde Park, Goolwa Wharf Precinct

Goolwa Produce & Artisans Market

When: October 13 Time: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Location: Jeralde Park, Goolwa Wharf Precinct

Goolwa Produce & Artisans Market

When: October 27 Time: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Location: Jeralde Park, Goolwa Wharf Precinct

Goolwa Produce & Artisans Market

When: November 10 Time: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Location: Jeralde Park, Goolwa Wharf Precinct

Cittaslow Goolwa Inc AGM

When: November 21 Time: 6:00 PM

Location: TBA

Goolwa Produce & Artisans Market

When: November 24 Time: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Location: Jeralde Park, Goolwa Wharf Precinct

Goolwa Produce & Artisans Market

When: December 8 Time: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Location: Jeralde Park, Goolwa Wharf Precinct

Goolwa Produce & Artisans Market

When: December 22 Time: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Location: Jeralde Park, Goolwa Wharf Precinct