Office Closure - Commencing 5pm Tuesday, 24 March

In response to the COVID-19 virus, Council’s offices at Dauncey Street and the Depot will be closed to the public until further notice.

However, Council staff will continue to provide services to the community. To order Library books, pay bills or to speak with Council staff, please phone, email or utilise our online services. For all Council enquiries & payments please phone Customer Service on: 08 8553 4500 or email alternatively, Council Payments can be made online, click here.

As per Federal and State Government requirements Playgrounds, Skate parks & Council Campgrounds are now CLOSED. Our parks and reserves remain open for your leisure.

Further updates will be communicated via Council’s website, Council’s Facebook Page, The Islander newspaper and Council’s Community window. Thank you.

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Kangaroo Island Bushfires

As of Monday 24 February 2020, the Recovery Centre at 12 Jubilee Ave Parndana will be open Monday to Friday 8:00am to 6:00pm and Saturday and Sunday 10:00am to 4:00pm and can assist with all fire recovery needs, including grant applications. Phone 0438 861 215

For information on current warnings visit the CFS website.

For other Recovery Information visit Department of Human Services website. Additional information is also available on Council's website.

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Progress Associations

Progress associations are local resident associations, owned and run by their members. Any resident is entitled to and welcome to become a member of their local progress association. They often communicate their concerns and suggestions to appropriate government departments, the local council or other relevant organisations.

Please see below for all details of Progress Associations on Kangaroo Island. For all updates of these details below please email your request to:

Advance Kingscote 

Things that at times seem to just magically appear are actually the result of a lot of background planning and work. A small dedicated group of people with the assistance of local businesses, community organisations, government departments, and the willing support of the Council, have achieved real benefits for the Kingscote area.

Correspondence: PO Box 604, Kingscote SA 5223
Chair: Graeme Connell, 08 8553 2369 or
Vice-Chair: John Clements
Secretary: Beth Davis
Treasurer: Stephen White
Web Site:

American River Progress Association

The association exists to further the interests of the people of American River and surrounds. It does this by encouraging the development of facilities which will be of advantage to residents and/or visitors to the area. As an incorporated body the association is able to apply for grants to build and maintain public amenities.

Correspondence: PO Box 45, American River SA 5221,
President: Jen Stevenson, 0409 350 564,
Vice-President: Richard Cotterill, 0497 332 227,
Secretary: Heidi Campbell,
Treasurer: Reen Worrall, 0427 820 721,

Baudin Beach Progress Association

Correspondence: PO Box 762, Penneshaw SA 5222,
Chair: Des Lanthois, 08 8553 1483,
Vice-Chair: John Sabel, 08 8553 1090
Secretary: Cindy Heinrich, 08 8553 1350
Treasurer: Pauline Lanthois,

Emu Bay Progress Association

Correspondence: PO Box 371, Kingscote SA 5223
Chair: Cherie Tyley, 08 8553 5311,
Secretary: Catherine Murphy,
Treasurer: Jan Baker

Harriet River Township Ratepayers Association Inc.

Correspondence: PO Box 94, Parndana SA 5222,
President: Jo Dunstan, 0448 559 or 08 8559 4260,
Secretary: Vacant
Treasurer: Vacant

Parndana Progress Association

Correspondence: C/- Post Office, Parndana SA 5220
Chair: Katrina Wills, Ph: 0439840758,
Vice-Chair: Cheryl May, 08 8559 6013, 0427 596 013,
Secretary: Helen Wurst, 08 8559 2240, 0428 592 200,
Treasurer: Barb Cooper, 08 8559 6169, 0427 297 638,
Public Officer: Anne-Marie Clark, 08 8559 5131, 0428 191 518,

Penneshaw Progress Association

Correspondence: PO Box 561, Penneshaw SA 5222
Chair: Betty McAdam, 08 8553 1237, 0488 506 279,
Deputy-Chair: Mark Gilpin, 0417 869 680,
Secretary: Robyn Field, 0417 806 758,
Treasurer: Joy Willson, 08 8553 1065, 0438 876 811,
Sharon Clark,
Kristy Tannebring, 0422 266 007,
Graham Trethewey, 08 8553 1109,
Jayne Bates, 08 8553 1087, 0427 530 080,
Megan Harvie, 0488 035 887,
Kathy Green, 0418 902 227,
Sarah Strong-Law, 0405 771 700,

Sapphiretown Island Beach Residents Progress Association Inc.

Correspondence: PO Box 600, Penneshaw SA 5222,
Secretary: Sandy Carey, 08 8553 7009,