Coorong District Council response measures to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is a global crisis, and our Council has a key role to play in limiting the spread and impact of it.

Our leaders are staying up to date on the latest advice from the State and Federal Governments, and relevant Government health agencies.

Residents who are experiencing financial hardship may seek assistance from Coorong District Council by entering into a long-term payment arrangement. Information is available on our Financial Hardship page.

For more information please click here.

Update - 25 May 2020

The SA Government have released their Roadmap for Easing Covid-19 Restrictions.

Most Coorong District Council services have now resumed:

  • All playgrounds, parks (incl. dog parks and gardens) have been re-opened to the public.
  • All community toilets have been re-opened.
  • All halls can now open and community groups will be able to book facilities (groups are encouraged to contact Council to work through arrangements).
  • The Coonalpyn Caravan Park and Narrung Campground are now open to the public (including public toilet facilities).
  • Sporting facilities can open in accordance with the new measures in place.
  • Public library services:
    • Tailem Bend, Tintinara, Coonalpyn and Coomandook Community Libraries are still closed to the public, however all are offering a 'phone and collect service'.
    • Meningie Community Library will be opening to the public from 3:45pm - 4:30pm Monday to Friday, and from 10am - 1pm on Saturdays.
  • Tailem Rail Museum, Coorong Gallery and the Meningie Information Hub will be assessed in preparation for Council's executive team to make a decision on re-opening from 8 June 2020.

All Council facilities are receiving regular cleaning to ensure facilities are up to standard – however if you come across anything that requires attention please contact Council on 1300 785 277 so that we can attend to it.

Signs will be in place to remind users of their obligations to social distance. Everyone can play their part in slowing the spread of COVID-19 by practicing good hygiene, using hand sanitiser and wiping down equipment and surfaces before and after use.

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Dog Management

Dog & Cat Management

Council has an obligation to administer the Dog & Cat Management Act with respect to issues regarding wandering dogs, dog attacks and the registration of dogs within the district.

Dog & Cat Management Act 1995


Dog Registration

The Coorong District Council wishes to promote responsible dog ownership by ensuring that residents are aware that owning or keeping an unregistered Dog is an offence under the Dog and Cat Management Act 1995.
It is simple to register your dog by calling into your nearest Council office, complete the registration form and pay the fee to receive your dog tag. Please remember to bring along proof of your dog being de-sexed, obedience trained or micro chipped as this will reduce the registration fee amount. If you hold a pension card this will also reduce the cost involved.
For more information please click on the following link  - Dog Registration

Barking Dogs

Dog owners are responsible for the care and well being of their pet and to ensure that it is safe at all times and well behaved most of the time. All dogs make noise at some time. However, if you are concerned about the level of noise a dog is creating the first step towards resolving the issue is to speak to the owner in a non-threatening manner and try to reach a compromise.

Often the dog owner can be unaware that their dog is causing a nuisance as they may not be home when the barking occurs. Most dog owners are willing to work with their neighbours to achieve an amicable outcome.

For more information on barking dogs please click on the following link - Barking Dogs

For all dog and cat enquiries please contact Council's General Inspector on 1300 785 277.