Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health Alert
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health Alert

If you are concerned about Coronavirus go to the Australian Government Department of Health website for the latest medical advice and official reports by clicking here

COVID-Safe Plan - Community and Businesses

Community Services and Businesses that were previously directed to close and now reopened must complete a COVID-Safe Plan before they can reopen.

This Plan will outline how your staff and patrons can be kept safe from COVID-19. The plan must be completed and made available at your business premises. If your business was allowed to reopen during Step 1 of South Australia’s Roadmap to Recovery, you must complete a Plan before 1 June.

If your committee or group has not completed the COVID-Safe Plan, or does not have the plan available at your premises when requested, you can be fined up to $5000 on the sport for non-compliance, or face prosecution.

Please find the link to the COVID-19-Safe Plan Form here -

For more information, please contact the SA COVID-19 Information line - 1800 253 787 offers local information and advice on general COVID-19 information for South Australians. Operates from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm every day.

Council services

Effective 30 March 2020, the District Council of Franklin Harbour has updated a range of measures to its operations. These measures are in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, to ensure the health and safety of its staff and the community, while providing the continuity of essential services.

Details of this are set out below:

Council Office

For the safety of staff and the community all enquiries are encouraged to be directed to staff via phone or email, if you wish to contact the Council Office please call 08 8629 2019 or email

Playgrounds, parks and reserves

As of 4 May playgrounds and skate parks are open, we remind users of these facilities that social distancing practices must be adhered to.

Visitor Information Centre, Craft Shop and Historical Museum

The Visitor Information Centre and Craft Shop are all closed until further notice.

Visitor Information can be located at

Public Toilets & Showers

All public toilets and showers are open.

Refuse Site

The refuse site remains open and can be accessed by the general public at the normal opening times, please ensure social distancing is undertaken at all times whilst attending this site.

This information will continue to be updated, last updated 10.30 am 2 June 2020.

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2019 Australia Day Award Recipients

Citizen of the Year : Allan Zerna

Junior Citizen of the Year : Ethan Grigg

Event of the Year : EEPASSA Athletics Carnival

Since 1981 Australia Day Awards have been presented to community members at a public ceremony. The awards provide the community with an opportunity to publicly acknowledge the contribution made by certain individuals for the betterment of the district.


Australia Day Awards are awarded to community members who have made a significant contribution to the local community in any field. Nominations are called prior to the event for worthy recipients in the categories of:

  • Citizen of the Year
  • Young Citizen of the Year
  • Event of the Year

Past Australia Day Receipients






Julie Magnay

Laura Walker

JDRF One Walk Cowell


Robert "Bob' Schultz

Alexis Williams

Skate Park Committee - Opening o Skate Park


Jean Tonkin

Cowell Lions Markets 


Johanna Sampson

Cowell Ute Muster & Country Music Concert


Michelle Curtis

Kirralee Wagner

Cowell Ute Muster & Country Music Concert


Danielle Osborne

Jo Story

Cowell Ute Muster


Valma Tonkin


Bruce Francis

Jasmine Piggott

2010Bob Norris NIL  
2009Sam Bass NIL  
2008 Betty Franklin NIL  
2007 Verran King Stephanie Gale  
2006 June Franklin Kyla Hornhardt  
2005 Des JonesBen Franklin  
2004 Terry Hickman NIL  
2003 Joan Airy Andrew Story  
2002 Karen Wildman Sam Franklin  
2001 Vicki Elleway NIL  
2000 Margaret Deer Ben Deer  
1999 Sid Story Luke Tonkin  
1998 Jim West NIL  
1997 Daisy Maxted Troy Turner  
1996 Kevin Little Scott Brine  
1995 Glad Smith Aaron Turner  
1994 Coral Wiseman Lee-Anne Flavel  
1993 Lydon Carmody Jane Starr  
1992 Noel Ramsey NIL  
1991 Mollie Ogden Adrienne Todd  
1990 Ron Elleway Andrew Leggate  
1989 Roy Jacobs Rachelle McFarlane  
1988 Yvonne Wiseman Vanessa Crab  
1987 Gordon Schutz Aaron Turner  
1986 Mr A.E.F Bagnell NIL  
1985 Mr. John HansonNIL 
1984 John Burton NIL  
1983 Mr H.A. Schiller NIL  
1982 Ellen Schumann NIL  
1981 Eric Llewelyn NIL