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Victor Harbor the ‘Best Large Town’ Again!

Victor Harbor is the best large town!

For the second year running the City of Victor Harbor has been named the ‘Best Large Town’ in the KESAB Sustainable Communities’ Awards.

As well as retaining the title of Best Large Town, the City of Victor Harbor took out the most outstanding council project for the development of the Railway Turntable site.

In naming Victor Harbor the best large town, the judges particularly highlighted larger projects such as improvements to the Encounter Bikeway, Lions Park upgrade, Victor Harbor RSL and Football Club sporting complex development and construction of the new men’s shed. They also noted the continued work of groups like town pride gardeners and family history group that play an important role in creating a sense of community in a large town like Victor Harbor.

The Railway Turntable development was a standout project, with judges commenting on the superb execution of the project to create an excellent new public space.

Find out more about the award win.

2018 Council Elections – Meet the Candidates

Meet the Candidates - 15 October 2018 at the Town Hall

The City of Victor Harbor will host a ‘Meet the Candidates’ forum on Monday, 15 October from 7pm at the Town Hall on Coral Street.

The forum is a chance for residents, ratepayers and businesses to hear from the candidates who have put their hand up to represent them on the City of Victor Harbor council, and ask them questions.

The City of Victor Harbor has five candidates standing for the position of mayor, and 17 candidates for nine councillor positions.

For those unable to attend the ‘Meet the Candidates’ forum, the Local Government Association’s candidate website provides the candidates profiles and contact details. Visit to find out more about your candidates.

Voting in council elections is conducted by postal ballot and an information kit containing ballot papers, candidate profiles and how to vote instructions will be distributed to eligible voters between 22-26 October 2018.

This content is authorised by Victoria MacKirdy, 1 Bay Road, Victor Harbor SA 5211.

Nominations open for the 2019 Citizen of the Year Awards

Recognise the extraordinary people who make Victor Harbor better

If you know someone who makes Victor Harbor a better place, nominate them for a Citizen of the Year Award today.

There are three award categories in which you can nominate, including:

  • Citizen of the Year – Presented to the most outstanding citizen
  • Young Citizen of the Year Award – Presented to the most outstanding citizen under 30 years
  • Community Event of the Year Award – Presented to the person or group who has staged the most outstanding community event during 2018.

The nomination process is easy, and only takes a short amount of time to complete. Find out how to submit your nomination.

Nominations will close at 5pm on Friday, 16 November 2018.

Interested in being a member of the judging panel?

Send your expression of interest to the Council’s CEO by emailing as soon as possible.

Biz Fest 2018 – Breaking through the Barriers

Biz Fest 2018 - Break through the Barriers

The City of Victor Harbor is excited to team up with Business Victor Harbor to deliver Biz Fest Victor Harbor 2018 – a series of events to enable local businesses to ‘break through the barriers’.

The festival program aims to support local businesses to grow and prosper with practical advice and guidance. The professional development sessions focus on marketing, retail merchandising, cash flow management and tips for reducing energy costs for business.

Other 2018 Biz Fest events include the Beyond Bank Victor Harbor Business Awards and a forum where local businesses can hear from the City of Victor Harbor’s 2018 council election candidates and find out their economic development vision for the city.

The City of Victor Harbor and Business Victor Harbor have subsidised the cost of the seminars offered to ensure that all businesses, regardless of their size, have access to quality business advice and information.

Visit to find out more about the program and register for an event.

Join us to support Anti-Poverty Week 2018

Let's make a difference together

In support of 2018 Anti-Poverty Week, the City of Victor Harbor will collect donations of non-perishable food goods for the disadvantaged from 14 to 20 October 2018.

If you can spare a carton of long-life milk, soup, tinned foods, pasta, rice or other non-perishable food goods, please join us in supporting this cause. Your donations can help make a difference in the lives of many within our community.

Donations can be made at the following locations:

  • City of Victor Harbor Civic Centre – 1 Bay Road, Victor Harbor
  • Church of Christ – 9 Seaview Road, Victor Harbor
  • Christian Gospel Centre – 2 George Main Road, Victor Harbor.

Donations collected during Anti-Poverty Week will be provided to the South Coast Community Christian Care for distribution to those in need.

Members of the community are able to donate non-perishable food all year round at the Church of Christ and Gospel Centre, not just during Anti-Poverty Week.

Visit to find out more about Anti-Poverty Week.

Recreation and Sport Small Grants

Apply for council's recreation and sport grants today

There is still time to submit your application for the City of Victor Harbor’s Recreation and Sport Small Grants program.

In previous years, the Council has provided funding for major events and tournaments; training for administrators, officials and players; sponsorship for individuals to take part in national or international sports activities; minor improvement to recreation and sport facilities; and programs to increase participation. 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 this limit.

Find out more at and apply before 5pm on Friday, 12 October 2018.

Next Council Meeting

The City of Victor Harbor’s next ordinary council meeting will be held on Monday, 22 October 2018 from 5.30pm at 1 Bay Road, Victor Harbor.

Ordinary and special meetings of council are livestreamed via

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