Kangaroo Island Council are pleased to announce that they are now offering sponsorships to community groups.

In the past Council would receive requests for waiver of fees and charges. During the 2012/2013 Annual Business Plan and Budget process it was determined that a more equitable method of applying fee waivers for community groups would be to allow the groups to apply for a sponsorship from Council that is equal to the fees and charges.

What is sponsorship?

The Kangaroo Island Council Community Sponsorship program is designed to assist Island-based not-for-profit organisations by offering Full or Part sponsorship of the fees associated with hiring Council facilities and services as listed below. Fees are calculated at the Community rate. (See Councils current Fees & Charges).

How does it work?

When you apply for a sponsorship, Council seek details of how Council will be acknowledged for the provision of the sponsorship credit.

What fees and charges can sponsorship be used to pay for?
  • Hire of Council Facilities fees- halls, ovals, parks, foreshores & reserves;

  • Development application fees*;

  • Road closure fees;

What fees and charges can sponsorship NOT be used to pay for?
  • Bonds;

  • Statutory or legislative fees (development fees can be approved, all or part thereof, at the discretion of Council). Fee waiver for external referrals or agents will not be considered); or

  • Fines or expiations.

What is the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible for a sponsorship you must meet the following criteria:

  • Application must be made by a Not-for-Profit organisation (including community, sporting and Non Government organisation);

  • If for Hall/Facility hire, event must be open to public (may charge entry fee);

  • If for Development Application Fee, development must not be on private land; or

  • If for Road Closures, event must be a public event.

Making the Council acknowledgement

To receive sponsorship your organisation must detail how Council will be acknowledged as a sponsor.

Examples of sponsorships could include, but are not limited to:

  • Council acknowledged as key sponsor, meaning that our logo is on all promotional material outlining Councils sponsorship in relation to the event;

  • Council receive the ability to display / demonstrate at the event that is being held;

  • At location of development a sign is erected detailing Council’s sponsorship.

Please note: Mentions in thank you letters, whilst important and appreciated, are not acceptable forms of sponsorship.


Council will automatically sponsor the following events; therefore no application form is necessary:

  • ANZAC Day

  • Australia Day

  • Settlement Day

For further information please contact the Community Affairs Manager or Customer Engagement Manager on 08 8553 4500.