The Barossa Council was originally formed in 1996 after the amalgamation of the District Councils of Barossa, Tanunda, and Angaston. The majority of the District Council of Mount Pleasant was later amalgamated in 1997.
We are one of the largest regional local government authorities in South Australia, covering the internationally renowned Barossa wine region. Further information on the Council's vision, plans and strategies can be found here.
About our council area
The Council area is extensive with many towns developed in a village-style. To assist in understanding the Council area access to our online mapping, census information and townships is outlined.
Agendas and minutes
The agenda and minutes of Council meetings and committee meetings are the legal records of decisions and directions made by Council.
By-laws and regulations
By-laws are local laws established by councils to deal with issues specific to the relevant council area.
Ordinary meetings of The Barossa Council are held on the third Tuesday of each month - with the exception of the January meeting which is held on the fourth Tuesday.
As an Elected Member you are required to present the views of the residents to your Council and in turn explain Council Policy and decisions to them.
Employees and organisational structure
The organisational structure that supports the Chief Executive Officer to implement Council directions can be found at The Barossa Council Organisational Chart.
Fraud and corruption prevention
We are committed to acting in the best interests of the community and uphold the principles of honesty, integrity and transparency.
The Council has three annual grant programs to support community, youth and heritage projects and activities.
Information and services
Many official Council documents are made publically available and can be viewed online or in person at our main office.
Leases, licences and permits
Many activities require council approval when using facilities owned by council, or undertaking activities on council land.
Management plans are official documents drafted to outline the strategic and operational directions and policy positions set by Council.
Performance reporting is key in promoting our accountability, transparency and performance as a Council.
Policies and processes
We have adopted policies and processes to assist in the management of Council business, ensure legal compliance and to assist the community.
Public interest disclosures
We are committed to transparency and accountability in our administrative and management practices and value the environment, health and safety of the community.
Under various Acts of parliament, there are requirements for Council to keep and present information to the public. These include registers.