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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About Council

Kangaroo Island is located 13.5 kilometres from the mainland at its closest point. It encompasses an area of 4,400 square kilometres and has a resident population of approximately 4,500. The Council is responsible for the management of 1,100 kilometres of unsealed roads and 250 kilometres of sealed roads. The Island enjoys approx. 200,000 visitors each year, which is steadily increasing.

Our Council of Elected Members comprises the Mayor and nine councillors.  Kangaroo Island Council was formed in 1996 following the amalgamation of the District Councils of Kingscote and Dudley.

Our vision for Kangaroo Island is a confident, growing and cohesive community.

Our mission is to provide leadership, direction and responsible stewardship of resources, and delivery of efficient, cost effective key services to our Community.

Our values and behaviours:

  • Creativity and innovation
  • Equality
  • Accountability and transparency
  • Sustainability
  • Service orientated
  • Participatory
  • Safety

Our Traditional welcome to meetings is: In opening this meeting we acknowledge the traditional owners and their ancestors who walked upon this land.