Coronavirus COVID-19 information - Important Updates

Community and Business responsibilities: COVID-Safe Plan

Community Services and Businesses that were previously directed to close and now reopened must complete a COVID-Safe Plan before they can reopen.

This Plan will outline how your staff and patrons can be kept safe from COVID-19. The plan must be completed and made available at your business premises. If your business was allowed to reopen during Step 1 of South Australia’s Roadmap to Recovery, you must complete a Plan before 1 June.

If your committee or group has not completed the COVID-Safe Plan, or does not have the plan available at your premises when requested, you can be fined up to $5000 on the sport for non-compliance, or face prosecution.

Please find the link to the COVID-19-Safe Plan Form here -

For more information, please contact the SA COVID-19 Information line - 1800 253 787 offers local information and advice on general COVID-19 information for South Australians. Operates from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm every day.

For technical help, contact

*The communities are advised that the same social distancing and good hygiene practices still apply and have not been eased at this stage*

Council will endeavour to keep the community informed of the ever changing situation, via our website and Facebook page.

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

Any additional information can be sourced from;

Australian Government Department of Health –

SA Health -

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

Click here to view our COVID-19 information.

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Community Consultation - Annual Business Plan and Budget

Click here for information on the Community Consultation for our Annual Business Plan and Budget, Fees and Charges and Long Term Financial Plan.

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Deputation Requests

What is a deputation?A deputation is an individual or a group from the community who attend a Council meeting to present an issue of concern to the Elected Members, which is within the power of The Southern Mallee District Council to consider.

Please read the Deputation guidelines on how deputations are to be conducted.

How can I apply to address Council in a deputation?
If you wish to make a deputation please complete this request for deputation form and send it to or PO Box 49, Pinnaroo SA 5304 or deliver it to the front counter of our offices in Pinnaroo and Lameroo.

What happens if my application to address Council has been approved?Once your application for a deputation has been approved, you will receive confirmation of the time and date of the meeting. Please note that the ordinary meetings of Council are on the third Wednesday each month starting at 6.30pm and alternate between the Lameroo and Pinnaroo Offices.

What happens in the Council meeting?At the appropriate time within the meeting agenda, you will be invited by the Mayor to come forward and stand infront of the Elected Members. Please then state your name and address the Elected Members about the topic you have nominated.

Deputations are allocated up to 5 minutes to speak and Elected Members may then take the opportunity to ask you questions. 

Your deputation is limited to the topic for which you have nominated.

A Council meeting is a formal occasion and so please address the Mayor as “Mayor” and other Elected Members as “Councillor”.

The deputation will normally be part of a public agenda, with members of the public in attendance. There are no legal rules which protect a speaker from defamation, so please be mindful of this during your deputation.

Once you have made your deputation you will be thanked by the Mayor and can return to the public gallery. You are not permitted to take part in any of the following debate or ask questions during that time.

Members of the public are welcome to sit in the public gallery, but are not permitted to take part in the debate or ask questions.

What if I have supporting materials for my deputation?If you have printed material you wish to hand to the Elected Members at the meeting, please provide 12 copies to Council administration prior to the meeting. This material may be publicly released as part of the Council minutes.

PowerPoint presentations should be sent to Council administration at least 3 days prior to the meeting so that they can be uploaded and ready to view at the meeting.

Should you have further questions please contact the Governance Officer on or 8577 8002