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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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Cowell Accomodation

Angler's Rest

Address: 33 North Tce, SA
Mobile: 0427 508 630

Barry Street Holiday Cottage

Address: Barry Street, SA
Mobile: 0419 868 218

Commercial Hotel

Address: 24 Main Street, COWELL, SA, 5602
Other: 08 86292181

Cowell Jade Motel

Address: Lincoln Highway, Cowell, SA, 5602
Other: 08 8629 2002

Curtis's Holiday House

Phone: 08 8629 2463 Mobile: 0427 292463

Foreshore Caravan Park

Address: Esplanade, Cowell, SA, 5602
Other: 08 86292307

Franklin Harbour Cabin Park

Address: Chase Street, Cowell, SA, 5602
Other: 08 8629 2595

Franklin Harbour Hotel

Address: 1 Main Street, Cowell, SA, 5602
Other: 08 86292015

Harbour View Caravan Park

Other: 08 8629 2216

Lucky Bay Shack Number 1

Phone: 08 8629 2278

Lucky Bay Shack Number 102

Mobile: 0418 802 237 Mobile: 0427 618 177

Lucky Bay Shack Number 13

Mobile: 0438 283 726

Lucky Bay Shack Number 4

Phone: 08 86292 388 Mobile: 0427 292 688

Lucky Bay Shack Number 79

Mobile: 0427 882 585

Motorhome Park (Beach Road)

Address: Cowell, SA, 5602
Work: 08 86292019

Port Gibbon Caravan Park

Address: Port Gibbon, SA, 5602
Work: 08 86292019

Seafield Cottage Cowell

Mobile: 0428 889 806

The Cosy Nook

Address: 19 Kimba Road, COWELL, SA, 5602
Mobile: 0429693787