Coronavirus COVID-19 information - Important Updates


Frequently Asked Questions

The State Government announced a full border closure between Victoria and South Australia to limit the spread of Covid-19. All roads into South Australia from Victoria were closed from 00.00 on Thursday 9 July. The State Government requested Southern Mallee District Council manages the closure of a number of roads.

Q. Which roads are closed?

All road entry points into South Australia, from Victoria, are closed.

Roads classified ‘Tier A’ and ‘Tier B’ are being managed by the State Government. They are:

  • Mallee Highway, Pinnaroo
  • Summerton Road – Mulcra Road (becomes Panitya North Road), Pinnaroo

Closure of roads classified ‘Tier C’ are being managed by Council. These roads are:

  • Yarrahville Road – Logan Road, Pinnaroo
  • Oster Road, Pinnaroo
  • Nickolls Road – Ngallo Road, Pinnaroo
  • East Road, Pinnaroo
  • Tiller Road, Pinnaroo
  • Hamilton Road, Pinnaroo

Q. Why is the Council closing these roads?

Council has established these road closures at the request of the State Government. Further details can be found at the Government of South Australia website here.

Q. Are these road closures be monitored and/or policed?

Tier A and B roads are staffed by SAPOL and Tier C roads will be patrolled regularly.

Q. Where can I get more information

The most up to date and reputable information and alerts regarding COVID-19 should be sourced directly from

You can also call the Coronavirus Information Line on 1800 020 080

SA Helath logo Click here to go to the SA Health website for the latest updates on COVID-19.

SAPOL logoClick here to go to the SA Police website for the latest updates in COVID-19.

info for business Click here to find Coronavirus information and support available for business.

Inline with the South Australian Government's roadmap for recovery Council offices have reopened with social distancing and hygiene measures in place.

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Southern Mallee Community Grants Program 2020 2021

Council is committed to supporting local initiatives that provide opportunities for the community to access and participate in a wide range of projects and activities.

Council offers one round of competitive community grant funding per year.

Competitive funding of between $750 and $20,000 is available for community groups that satisfy the eligibility criteria.

Applications open Wednesday 23 September 2020 and close Friday 30 October 2020.

All eligible applications will be determined by Council at the November 2020 Council Meeting.

Community grant applications to be submitted to the Chief Executive Officer, and may be;

  • emailed to
  • hand delivered to Council’s offices at Day Street, Pinnaroo or Railway Terrace North, Lameroo or
  • posted to the following address ;

Chief Executive Officer

Southern Mallee District Council

PO Box 49

Pinnaroo SA 5304

The Community grants policy (May 2019), Community grants information sheet and Community grants application form can be found below and are also available at the Council offices in Pinnaroo and Lameroo.

Community grants policy.

Community grants information sheet.

Community grants application form PDF version.

Community Grants application form Word version.


Other Community Grants Available :


Primary Industries & Regions South Australia


Country Arts SA


Government of SA


Grants SA

Fund My Community

Government of SA

Community Benefit SA

Energy / Solar


SA Healthy Towns Challenge


Multicultural SA

Recreation and Sport

Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing

Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing - Funding Information Sessions

Holden Home Ground Advantage - Females in Sport

Sport Australia


Government of SA


Office for Volunteers