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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What's On For Kids


Kangaroo Island Library runs a Storytime session every Wednesday at 11am in the Kingscote Library. Sessions last for 45 minutes and include a mix of stories, rhymes, finger plays and a craft activity. Sessions are free and no bookings are required –come as often as you like.

Storytime is aimed at preschool children and helps to:

  • provide an introduction to a wide range of children’s books
  • stimulate new ideas & interest
  • develop language skills
  • provide an opportunity to socialise with other children
  • encourage a life-long interest in books and libraries.

*** NEW online story time sessions ***

Be entertained with over 20 NEW stories from the talented staff from public libraries across South Australia, click here to access a total of over 50 videos!

School Holiday Activities

Kangaroo Island Library runs a holiday program each school holiday. Sessions run for approximately 1 hour and are held in Kingscote Town Hall. Children aged 4 to 12 are welcome to joing in a great range of activities and entertainment. School holiday activities are free of charge and no bookings are required however parents should accompany their child. For more information on upcoming holiday programs please check the Events calendar or contact the library on 08 8553 4516.

Group Visits

Groups from schools, or similar, can arrange visits to the library. The structure of the visit can be tailored to suit the group’s needs and could include storytelling, a library quiz, a library tour and browsing/borrowing time for the participants. Please contact the library for more information or to arrange a visit.