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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health Alert

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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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To search the cemetery register click here 

To request a burial at the Cowell Cemetery, please complete the Burial Application Form and return it to the Council Office. Click Here

To place cremated remains in the Niche Wall please complete and return the Application for Placement of Cremate Remains Form, Click Here

To apply for an Internment Right (lease) at the Cowell Cemetery, please complete and return the form to the Council office. Click Here

Burial Register

Council keeps records of burials dating back to 1896 for the Cowell Cemetery located on Melrose Road. The Register contains the following details about the deceased:

  • Name
  • Section (Row No)
  • Age
  • Date of Burial
  • Plot/Grave Number
  • Place of Abode
  • Who performed the Ceremony
  • Cemetery & Section

The cemetery is maintained by Council staff and volunteer labour.It caters for conventional burials as well as a niche wall for cremation ashes. A site plan is available at the Council office..

Grave Sites

If you would like to lease a grave site in Cowell cemetery, please contact Council Administration . Plot sizes are 1.4m x 2.7m single or 2.8m x 2.7m double. Fees and Charges for 2017/2018 financial year are as follows:

  • Grave Digging - 6 Foot Grave-  $700.00
  • Grave Digging - 7 Foot Grave - $800.00
  • Lease Fees -  Single $700.00 - Double - $1000.00
  • Niche Wall - Standard Plaque ( 5lines ) - Cost of Works
  • Niche Wall - Additional Lines ( 7 lines ) - Cost of Works
  • Niche Wall - Lease Fees - Single $700.00 - Double $1000.00


There are no fees for monument works being carried out in district cemeteries, however all materials must be supplied by the persons doing the work. Please advise Council's Works Manager prior to undertaking any work.