City of Victor Harbor - Victor Viewpoint

Grants Programs Open for Application

Grant Programs Open For Applications

The following City of Victor Harbor grant programs are now open for applications:

  • Recreation and Sport Small Grants – close at 5pm on Friday, 20 April 2018
    This program assists both individuals and groups to make a positive contribution to recreation and sport development in the district. Grants will not normally be greater than $1000 ($400 for individual grants), although each year one project may be funded for an amount which exceeds the above limit.
  • Community Grants – close at 5pm on Monday, 23 April 2018
    Grants are available to assist community groups and organisations in the planning, coordination and provision of community services to help improve the quality of life, independence and well-being of people within the Victor Harbor community.
  • Arts and Culture Grants – close at 5pm on Monday, 30 April 2018
    This program specifically seeks to assist with the cost of public presentation, arts development activities, and professional development for Victor Harbor artists.

Find out more about how to apply for these grants online at  or collect application forms and guidelines from the council office at 1 Bay Road, Victor Harbor.

2018/19 Budget Update

What do you want from your council?

The City of Victor Harbor is currently looking at how it will allocate ratepayers funds in 2018/19 to the vast range of programs and services it provides.

Community involvement is central to this important decision making process.

A formal public consultation process is expected to commence in mid-May on the council’s draft 2018/19 Annual Business Plan and Budget. The draft plan will describe how council will allocate its budget and what services, programs and projects it intends to undertake in the next 12 months.

More details about the consultation and how to have your say will be provided in the May edition of Victor Viewpoint.

Celebrate History Month in May

Learn more about Victor Harbor's rich history

Victor Harbor’s rich history will be celebrated throughout May as part of South Australia’s History Festival.

There will be a number of events and activities including the launch of the Victor Harbor Discovery Trail, an exclusive guided bus tour, sessions about the rich history of local servicemen at the RSL and new digital art launched in Ocean Street.

The Victor Harbor Public Library will host a workshop on South Australian family history resources on 10 May and SA Water Library historical display on 2 May.

The library will also launch its new ‘history phone’ where people will be able to dial up stories of the past from the oral history collection.

Find out more about history month activities online at

Work Starts on Railway Turntable Upgrade

Watch this space!

The redevelopment of the Railway Turntable site on Eyre Terrace aims to celebrate Victor Harbor’s rich railway heritage, at the same time as enhancing a public place for people to enjoy.

The turntable mechanism will be the feature of the site. It is used by SteamRanger to turn the train and face the opposite direction, allowing it to reverse back to the station and re-connect to its carriages and transport passengers back to Goolwa.

The redevelopment involves the installation of new safety fencing, landscaping, seating, shelter, paving, pathways, heritage interpretation, public art and car parking.

Construction commenced at the end of March and is scheduled to be complete by July 2018.

Find out more about the redevelopment or to view the plans.

New Float for Victor Harbor Horse Tram

New float for Victor Harbor Horse Tram

The delivery of a new float and vehicle to the Victor Harbor Horse Drawn Tram marks the completion of another recommendation from the committee driving the renewal of the iconic attraction.

Following the comprehensive review into the operation of the service, the Victor Harbor Horse Drawn Tram Committee made a number of recommendations which were unanimously supported by council members. These recommendations included the establishment of a new management authority and insourcing the floating of horses.

With the charter for the new management authority on its way to the Minister for Local Government for approval, the arrival of the new horse float and vehicle is another milestone the committee is thrilled to see delivered.

The bespoke Olympic float was built in Gepps Cross specifically for the tram’s team of Clydesdales. It is a similar float used by SAPOL for their horses.

Victor Harbor Horse Tram staff will operate the float, towing it to and from the Causeway each day with the Mitsibishi ute purchased through McIlroy Auto Group in Victor Harbor.

The Victor Harbor Horse Tram Committee’s next focus is to work with City of Victor Harbor administration to prepare for the establishment of the management authority.

Save the Date: Whale Time Playtime Festival

Save the Date - Whale Time Playtime Festival

Join us to celebrate the start of the whale season in Victor Harbor at the 2018 Whale Time Playtime Festival on Sunday, 27 May 2018 from 10am until 4pm.

Each year Southern Right Whales, and the occasional passing Humpback Whale, travel from the cold waters of Antarctica to the protected coastal waters of the Encounter Bay Marine Park on the Fleurieu Peninsula, to mate and give birth.

This unique Festival held in the heart of Victor Harbor at Warland Reserve, boasts a fun-filled day out for the whole family.

For a $6 entry fee (or $20 for a family of four) you can enjoy live performances, Tram Barn disco, bouncing castle and rides, face painting, dance and African soul drumming workshops, Cirkidz Circus workshop, entry to the SA Whale Centre, 2-for-1 tickets on the Horse Drawn Tram, plus more!

Don’t miss this great family day out, put this date in your diary today.

Visit for more information about the event.

Next council meeting

The City of Victor Harbor’s next ordinary council meeting will be held on Monday, 23 April 2018 from 5.30pm in the Council Chambers at 1 Bay Road, Victor Harbor.

Ordinary and special council meetings are livestreamed via

Visit our Website

1 Bay Road
Victor Harbor SA 5211
View Map

PO Box 11
Victor Harbor SA 5211

Phone: 08 8551 0500
Fax:  08 8551 0501

Please click here to Unsubscribe  |  View Online Version