Welcome to SHINE SA

Established in 1970 as the Family Planning Association of South Australia, SHINE SA has expanded beyond traditional family planning services.

Today SHINE SA is a leading not-for-profit provider of primary care services and education for sexual and relationship wellbeing.

SHINE SA’s service and education delivery model works to provide sexual health education, early intervention, health promotion, clinical services and therapeutic counselling.

SHINE SA provides nurse-led and medical clinical assessment, treatment and counselling services.

Drop-in clinics provide free responsive access to young people under the age of 30.

SHINE SA conducts workforce development education for doctors, nurses/midwives, community workers and teachers, and strives to enhance these services through optimising technology.

SHINE SA staff travel throughout South Australia to promote sexual and reproductive health.

The Focus Schools Program, building on SHINE SA’s strong partnership with the Department for Education and Child Development, operates across 93% of South Australian secondary schools and an increasing number of primary schools supporting teachers to deliver a relationships and sexual health education curriculum.

Our Values

  • Creative
  • Knowledgeable
  • Respectful
  • Genuine
  • Passionate

Our Communities – Who we serve

The communities that we service are:

  • people 30 years and under
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people
  • people with disabilities including mental health
  • people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
  • men who have sex with men
  • sex workers
  • people living with HIV
  • people living in regional, rural and remote SA

Our Approach

Our approach has been developed over the years as an organisation that works in partnership with governments, communities, education facilities and community agencies to improve the sexual and reproductive health and wellbeing of South Australians.

SHINE SA’s service and education approach is underpinned by:

  • The Ottawa Charter (1986)
  • The Jakarta Declaration (1997)
  • The Melbourne Declaration (2014)
  • The Cairo Declaration (1994)
  • The Beijing Declaration (1995)