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.

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Construction and maintenance of the local roads network

The Council is responsible for the construction and maintenance of the local road network located within its boundaries.Details of the local road network are:

Sealed non built-up - 67kms
Formed non built-up - 1049kms
Unformed non built-up - 167kms
Sealed built-up - 25 kms
Formed built-up - 8kms

The Mallee Highway that passes through the district from east to west is the responsibility of the State authority, Transport SA. The Mallee is the shortest route between Adelaide and Sydney and is used by transport carriers moving produce and goods between the two capital cities of South Australia and New South Wales.
The Loxton to Bordertown Road that passes through the District on a North to South route is also the responsibility of the State authority.
The Council maintains a works depot in the towns of Lameroo and Pinnaroo and a sub depot are kept at Geranium where a maintenance grader operator is based. Generally, major construction roadworks are undertaken utilising staff and plant equipment accessed from both depots, and on other occasions resources kept at each depot are utilised to service the road needs of the immediate area near the town.
Most roads within the District are unsealed, and a major cost factor in maintaining the unsealed roads is the cost to transport road materials to the road. There are limited gravel pits in the area and significant travelling is required to move gravel to the site, which results in higher road making costs.