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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The Kangaroo Island Library during the Coronavirus pandemic

The Kangaroo Island Library is adapting the way we do business to keep us all safe in the current situation.

All library programs such as the School Holiday Program and Story Time have been suspended until further notice.

To continue to serve our Community Library Members our items can STILL BE BORROWED, however you will need to contact our Library Officer on 8553 4516 to make arrangements.

You can reserve your items either

a) going online Onecard Network (login using your library card number)


b) contacting us to reserve items over the phone on 8553 4516 or via email

You will receive notification when your items are available, with a request to call us to arrange a collection day and time. Items will be required to be collected from our front door.

Not sure what you want to reserve? No worries, we can chat over the phone and do your selections for you.

Did you know your local library has thousands of ebooks and audiobooks?

You can borrow them, instantly, for free, using just the device in your hand. You have access to our digital services which includes eBooks, eAudiobooks, digital newspapers and magazines through the Onecard Network

Download the Libby App to access online eBooks and Pressreader for access to 1000s of online newspapers and magazines. is also available through your online library service.

If you have any trouble accessing any these, please give us a call on 8553 4516.

FREE WI-FI is also available at the front of our Library 24/7.

The Kangaroo Island Library consists of two branches located in Kingscote and Penneshaw. The library offers a number of services and facilities to the Kangaroo Island Community as well as a wide selection of items to borrow.

Kangaroo Island Library
Penneshaw Annex

43 Dauncey St
Kingscote SA 5223
Phone: 08 8553 4516

Monday to Friday          
9:00am – 5:00pm

* Closed Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays

Penneshaw Campus of KICE
Hog Bay Road
Penneshaw SA 5220
Phone: 08 8553 1067

Tuesday & Thursday        
9:00am – 12noon

* Penneshaw Annex opening hours may change during the school holidays


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