About the WEA
WEA Overview
  • The Workers' Educational Association of South Australia Incorporated, founded in 1913, is Australia's largest non-government adult community education organisation.
  • The WEA provides learning opportunities for anyone aged 15 years or older (in most courses - there are some age restrictions on individual courses). There are generally no pre-requisites for courses and no assessment or exams.
  • The WEA operates as an innovative, flexible provider of moderately priced adult education services.
  • The WEA receives approximately 17,000 enrolments annually in its nearly 1200 short courses.
  • The WEA is an independent, non-government association almost completely funded by the student fees that it receives.
  • The WEA publishes five Course Guides each year in late January, early April, mid June, early September and late November. All course details appear on this website, which is updated daily.
  • In addition to its skills and enrichment courses including computer training, the WEA offers overseas tours, services to assist people with a disability enter mainstream courses and WEA Clubs membership that enables students to continue their interests.
  • The WEA conducts courses at over 30 locations in metropolitan Adelaide, South Australia. A large part of its program is conducted at the centrally located WEA Centre in Angas Street, Adelaide.
WEA Clubs

For your ongoing interests, why not join a WEA Club?


Ramblers' Club

Full day walks, fortnightly on Sundays.
Tel: 0882673174

Jane Austen Club

Meets 3rd Saturday 1:30 pm each month at the WEA.
Tel: 0883376965 or 0883769227

SA Microprocessor Group

Computer hardware & software - meet 2nd Friday each month at WEA.

The French Connection

French Scrabble. Meet 10am 2nd and 4th Tuesday each month at WEA.
Tel: 0882702227

WEA Travel Club

For WEA travellers - Meet 2nd Thursday bi-monthly (Feb-Nov)
[email protected]