Finding a clean shower is extremely difficult. Light Square T.A.F.E. and most educational institutions have showers, but access can be tricky. Most homeless shower services offer towels, soap, shampoo and razors. The Gawler Visitors’ Centre showers are the best in Adelaide, but you have to take your own towel and soap.
One Voice shower truck
Their blue truckis operated by Hope Church in Edwardstown. It contains two cramped private rooms for free 42°C warmish showers though sometimes the water is cold because the operatives are idiots. They give you a towel, underwear, socks and soap. No I.D. or registration required. Locations change so this list is unreliable:
Monday: Salvation Army, 70 Marion Street, Unley 10.00am to 12.00pm.
Tuesday: Hope Church, 1013 South Road, Melrose Park, 10.00am to 12.00pm.
Wednesday: Faithworks, 5 Clifton Street, Blair Athol, 10.00am to 12.00pm. Salvation Army, 277 Pirie St, Adelaide, 5.00pm to 7.00pm.
Thursday: Hope Church, 1013 South Road, Melrose Park, 10.00am to 12.00pm.
Showers currently locked. They say it might be due to vandalism or political pressure to discourage the presence of homeless people or force backpackers to use the caravan parks.
Near corner of Lyndoch Rd. and Murray St., Gawler ph (08) 8522 9260. Next to Pioneer Park. Not far from Gawler railway station. Free. No I.D. or registration required. The best showers in Adelaide. Open Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Saturday and Sunday from 10:00am to 4:00pm. No towels or soap supplied.
10 Tod Street, Gawler
One excellent free shower in private room available from about 9:30am to 3:00pm Monday to Friday. More for homeless people than backpackers.
Salvation Army Ingle Farm
Corner of Bridge and Maxwell Roads, Ingle Farm. Ph 8397 9333. Free shower. Tea Tree Salvos expected to get new shower by end of 2019.
Salvation Army, Adelaide
277 Pirie Street, Adelaide Showers, but they won’t let anyone use them.
Hutt Street Centre
258 Hutt Street, Adelaide (near South Terrace) Open Monday to Friday 7:00am to 1:00pm. Sunday 7:00am to 9:00am. Towels, soap, razors, shampoo. Filthy. No I.D. or registration required for showers.
Baptist WestCare Millers Court (off 212 Wright Street near Whitmore Square), Adelaide Monday to Friday. 9:00 am to about 1:00pm. Limited showers. Towels and soap provided. No I.D. or registration required. Free food also available.
Salvation Army Kadina
Corner of Drain and Port Roads, New Town (Kadina) Free laundry and showers. Seven days a week. 10:00am to 4:00pm.
Salvation Army Gawler
17 Edith East, Gawler East Monday to Friday 9:00am to 2:00pm. Phone (08) 8523 4844 Free showers and laundry