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18 November 2020 - Changes to Council Services

In response to the new directives announced by the Police Commissioner on 18 November 2020 a significant range of restrictions will come into place from midnight.

Local Government provides many essential services for communities. We are required to continue to deliver these services, where it is safe for both our staff and community.

Service Changes

The City of Victor Harbor will be implementing changes to services that are not essential. These changes will come into place from midnight 19 November 2020 until otherwise advised:

Service / Facility


Council Office

The Council Office will be closed. Community inquiries can still be made by telephone (8551 0500) and email ( only.

Council Meetings

The Council meeting scheduled for Monday, 23 November will be held electronically via Zoom. Members of the public will be able to observe the meeting via the live stream which can be accessed via The meeting will also be recorded and available via the website following the meeting.

Council Volunteer Programs

Volunteers will not be able to come into Council facilities or public areas. Volunteers within our community services area may be able to assist to make phone calls to vulnerable clients. Volunteer managers will be in touch with further information if this is required.

Field services from Depot and Rapid Response

A rapid response team will be operating during the closure. No other civil works will be undertaken.

Goolwa Waste and Recycling Depot and Fleurieu Regional Waste Authority

These facilities will be closed to the public until otherwise directed. Kerbside waste collection services will continue as normal.

Fleurieu Aquatic Centre

The Fleurieu Aquatic Centre is closed until further notice. For details visit

Coral Street Art Space

The Coral Street Art Space will be closed until further notice.

Council Events and Hire of Council Facilities

All Council events scheduled in November and December have been cancelled. Bookings for Council facilities have been suspended until further notice.


The Victor Harbor Library will be closed until further notice.  Online services only are available.

SA Whale Centre

The SA Whale Centre will be closed until further notice.

Visitor Services

Visitor Services will cease until further notice.

Redirection of resources

Where appropriate, Council staff delivering non-essential services will be re-deployed to assist support those most vulnerable in our community.

Council will have the capacity to assist ‘high risk’ community members’ access essential supplies. If you or someone you know requires this kind of support call Council on 8551 0500.