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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Council Meetings

Kangaroo Island Council meets on the second Tuesday of each month (with the exception of January being the third Tuesday of the month) at 11:00am. Meetings are generally held in the Council Chambers, 43 Dauncey Street, Kingscote, unless otherwise advised.

Meetings are open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend and observe proceedings. Community members are welcome to participate, either via Deputations or in the ‘Questions from the Gallery’ session. Forms for participation are available in Council Forms. Meetings are only closed when topics of a confidential matter are being discussed. For example, an individual’s financial circumstances, legal matters or a particular staff member.

Council Agendas, including attachments, are made available prior to the meetings either electronically or in hardcopy at Council's Office (Kingscote) Penneshaw Community Business Centre, American River Post Office and Parndana Post Office. Minutes are available electronically or in hardcopy in the same locations approximately one week after the meeting date however they are provisional minutes until accepted at the following meeting.

Council meetings allow the Mayor and Elected Members to decide the Council’s policy direction and make decisions on other statutory matters. These decisions are then implemented by Council staff. Council is a statutory body and can only make decisions by resolution, this is done by a motion being put to a meeting and then passed by a majority vote.

Council also holds Informal Gatherings and workshops to share information about specific topics on a monthly basis. These sessions are open to the public with the exception of confidential items, which will be considered at the end of the agenda and will be closed to the public. Community members are welcome to attend the open sessions, and observe proceedings as a member of the gallery. Council will notify the public when these workshops occur and what topics will be discussed by placement of notice on Council's noticeboard (Kingscote) and on the website. No decisions are made at these sessions, and thus no minutes taken. Any decisions will be made at a formal Council meeting.

A list of Council Agenda items (from November 2014 onwards) has been compiled HERE, which may assist you to search for a topic and then access the relevant Council Agenda & Minutes which are available below.

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