Council's New Website

9 March 2017
Welcome to District Council of Franklin Harbour's new website, we hope you find the layout user friendly and enjoy the new templates and photos.

Community Wastewater Management Scheme (CWMS)

9 March 2017
As of the 1st October 2016 properties within the scheme area can connect to the CWMS, please see the link below to download the application form.

Dog and Cat Reforms .... What you need to know

3 April 2017
New laws for cat and dog owners and breeders will soon be introduced in South Australia, click on the link for more information.


24 May 2017 (amended: 24 May 2017)
Are you looking for insurance for community groups, sporting clubs, social clubs, fundraising groups, church and religious groups Local Community Insurance Services can assist with providing quotes. more information can be obtained on their website or by contacting 1300 853 800, or a brochure can be collected from the Council Office.

Road Name Assignment

18 July 2017
Council has resolved to name the road from Beach Road that leads into the Franklin Harbour Conservation Park 'Lyndon Brooks Drive'. To view the Council Resolution please visit the Council Office during normal business hours

National Tree Day

18 July 2017
Council together with the Cowell Area School are participating in National Tree Day come along to Brooks Drive on Friday 28th July 2017 at 10am to help plant some trees

Franklin Harbour Tourism Film

18 July 2017
Click the link below to view the film

Caravan, Camping and Recreation By-Law - Common Questions

23 August 2017

Foreshore Redevelopment Public Consultation Slides

6 September 2017

Caravan, Camping and Recreation By-law

18 September 2017
Workshop to be held in Council Chambers, 27 September 2017 at 1.00pm. Please see further information for the revised By-Law.

Australian Government Mobile Service Centre

26 September 2017
Centrelink / Medicare / Child Support Mobile Van Visiting Cowell 13th October 2017

Vote Now - Fund My Neighbourhoood

18 October 2017
to have a chance in gaining funding for projects in Cowell we need your vote.

Public Consultation - Draft Signage Policy

14 December 2017 (amended: 14 December 2017)
Council is inviting written submissions regarding the draft Signage Policy, submission will be received until 12 noon 25 January 2018. Please drop submissions into the Council office or post to PO Box 71, Cowell SA 5602

Institute Public Toilets Renovation

27 June 2018
Council invites interested parties to submit their tender application to renovate the Institute Public Toilets. Tender to be submitted to the Council Office prior to 5pm 20th August 2018.

Council Elections

21 August 2018
Nominations for Council will be accepted after 4 September, if you are interested in nominating for Council please collect an information kit from the Council Office. Nominations Close 18th September.

Drought Donations

8 October 2018
Council is accepting donations to assit farmers in hardship, if you would like to donate please deposit funds into the bank account below: District Council of Franklin Harbour BSB: 105-106 Account: 021239240

Roadside Waste Collection - Christmas Period

16 November 2018
Roadside Waste Collection dates over the Christmas period will be as follows: Monday 24th December Monday 1st January 2018

Cowell is situated on Franklin Harbour approximately halfway between Port Augusta and Port Lincoln, it is an ideal place for visitors to break a long journey or to take a holiday and enjoy the pleasant climate and relaxed life style. One of the safest and best fishing areas in South Australia, Franklin Harbour is a land-locked bay with a narrow entrance through which boats have access to the harbour's calm waters.

Council Office

6 Main Street


Monday to Friday

9.00am - 5.00pm

Closed Public Holidays

PO Box 71


Visitor Information Centre

The Franklin Harbour Institute

8 Main Street