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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Community Groups




Cowell Art Group


The Cowell Art Group meet every Monday in the Franklin Harbour Institute (Enter via front door and art room is upstairs). Visitors and Tourists are welcome to join in and create their own piece of art.


CONTACT: Jo Sampson, 0429 626 140


Cowell Craft Shop


Shop premises in the Institute - Main Street Cowell SA 5602


(INSTITUTE OPEN: Monday to Friday 10.00am to 3.30pm


Weekends and public holidays 10.00am - 2.00pm)


Uniting Church Opportunity Shop


Second Hand Shop located in Main Street


Open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday's






Franklin Harbour Agricultural Bureau


CONTACT: Tim Franklin 0427 451 087






Franklin Harbour History Museum


4 Main Street (next to the Post Office)


CONTACT: Bev Horder - Mobile: 0427 292 313


Open 7 days 11.00am - 3.00pm




The Franklin Harbour branch of the National Trust of SA resolved in late 1985 to identify and


mark all one teacher school sites in the Franklin Harbour Council area.


Click Here for detailed list of the location of the Old Schools.






Franklin Harbour Community Development Group


CONTACT: Dee Cook (ring Council office for details 08 8629 2019)


Franklin Harbour Institute Committee


CONTACT:Meryl Schultz  0428 292 191


To make a booking for the institute or collect keys please contact the Council office on 08 8629 2019


Lucky Bay Shackowners Association


President: Sue Chase (ring Council office for contact details 08 8629 2019)





Cowell Lions Club


CONTACT: Michael Williams - President

Cowell Button Club


CONTACT: Desmond Schultz 8629 2184
Fundraising body.

RSL – Returned Soldiers League


CONTACT: Rob McFarlane, Ph: 0431 432 756




Beefsteak and Burgundy Club


CONTACT: Phil Cook – 0428 158 282


Chicken and Chablis
CONTACT: Meryl Schultz 0428 292 191
(Ladies' wine and food club)