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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Environment & Public Health

Food Premise Inspections

All food businesses within South Australia are subject to routine food inspections by an Environmental Health Officer. Within the District Council of Franklin Harbour these inspections are undertaken on a random unannounced basis and the frequency of the inspections are determined using a risk rating approach.

Under the Food Act 2001, all businesses selling food are required to notify council.

Please click here to download a Food Business Notification Form



Private Property
District ratepayers wishing to remove or trim trees on their own private property must do so at their own expense.
Council PropertyTrees or limbs of trees which are a traffic hazard or a danger to pedestrians on a public road, will be removed by Council or in a manner approved by Council.
District residents wishing to remove trees from any road reserve or place other than their own property should contact Council, as prior written approval from Council must be obtained before any action is taken.


Planting of trees in district township streets and roads will be considered by Council subject to:

  • Written application being made to Council or the relevant authority for approval.
  • Trees and shrubs to be planted must be selected from the list provided by Council as being suitable for street planting.
Seed Collecting

Only registered seed collectors are permitted to collect seeds from district road reserves. Contact Council for more information.