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Kangaroo Island Council

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Kangaroo Island Council

Kangaroo Island Council
South Australia
Location of Kangaroo Island Council
Population 4,612(2009)[1]
Established 1996
Area 4,400.1 km2 (1,698.9 sq mi)
Mayor Jayne Bates
Council seat Kingscote
Region Kangaroo Island
State electorate(s) Finniss
Federal Division(s) Barker
KI council logo.jpg
LGAs around Kangaroo Island Council:
Investigator Strait District Council of Yankalilla
Kangaroo Island Council
Southern Ocean

The Kangaroo Island Council is a local government area of South Australia that covers the entirety of Kangaroo Island, 13 km off the coast of the mainland. The council was formed in 1996 by the amalgamation of two previous councils - the District Council of Kingscote and the District Council of Dudley.[2]

The seat of the council is located in the island's largest town, Kingscote. The estimated population of the entire district is 4612.[1]


The largest town on Kangaroo Island is Kingscote, with Penneshaw, American River and Parndana being the other recognised townships. There are settlements at Baudin Beach, Island Beach, Nepean Bay and Vivonne Bay.


The district's economy is based around agriculture, with grazing, crops, viticulture and forestry prevalent. Fishing, and more recently, aquaculture has been established as an economic viability on the island.

Tourism is also a major part of the economy, with tourists coming to the island for the unspoilt natural beauty and its history.

Elected members

Mayor: Jayne Bates

CEO: Andrew Boardman


  • Malcolm Boxall
  • Graeme Connell
  • Rebecca Davis
  • Peter Clements (Deputy Mayor)
  • Ken Liu
  • Peter Denholm
  • Rosalie Chirgwin
  • Graham Walkom
  • Joy Willson


External links

  • Council Website
  • Tourism Site

Coordinates: 35°39′00″S 137°37′59″E / 35.65°S 137.633°E / -35.65; 137.633

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