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Keeping our Community Safe - click on link to read Council's newsletter addressing Coronavirus - Newsletter 30 March 2020

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

All playgrounds and skate parks are closed from Monday, 30 March in line with the Federal Government’s restrictions. Signage has been placed at these sites.

While our parks and reserves are still open for exercise, people are reminded of the Federal Government’s limit on two people per social gathering (with exemptions for members of the same household).

Visitor Information Centre, Craft Shop and Historical Museum

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

Visitor Information can be located at

Public Toilets & Showers

All public toilets remain open and the cleaning of these facilities has increased. Showers at Port Gibbon and Lucky Bay have been closed until further notice.


Due to the latest Federal Government restrictions, the Library has been closed to the general public. The library are operating a Call & Collect service for library patrons, and for those self-isolating are providing a Drop & Wave service were items can be delivered to your door, there are strict guidelines for these services and these services can change at any time, please contact the library on 8629 2320 for further information.

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.


People are urged to avoid any non-essential travel plans, including holiday travel planned for the Easter long weekend and school holiday break.

This information will continue to be updated, last updated 2.30pm 31 March 2020.

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Opening Times:

During School term -

Monday - Thursday 8.30am - 4.00pm

Fridays 8.30am - 4.00pm

 During School Holidays:

Tuesday - Thursday 8.30am - 4.00pm

Closed Monday, Friday, weekends and public holidays


The Library often has a number of community events running throughout the year, some of which are listed below. Please contact the library for more information.


Toddler Storytime - Parents and caregivers are welcome to bring children into the Library for craft, songs and a story. Storytime operates during the school term only. 


Bookclub - The Library also offers a bookclub for community members. There are regular meetings each month and these run in conjunction with a private Facebook page for members who are unable to get to meetings.


Writers' Group- The EP Creative Writers' Group meet monthly at the Library.  Writers of different experiences, ages and talents come together and share their work. New members always welcome.


Facilities - The Library is apart of the One Card Network with SA Public Libraries, which means members of any Public Library in  South Australian are able to borrow and return to any Library in the state.

We offer Wi-Fi, internet, photocopy and fax facilities as well as tea & coffee. Photocopying and printing has a small charge.

Our collection includes a variety of childrens and adult books, as well as magazines, Dvd's, audio books and music CD's. We also have the daily newspaper.

42 Story Road, COWELL  SA  5602

Ph/Fax: 8629 2320