COVID-19 Response

For the latest updates on Alexandrina Council's response to COVID-19 click here

Please be advised that some community programs and services have been changed or cancelled.

Where possible, we encourage you to contact us by phone 8555 7000 or email coronavirus@alexandrina.sa.gov.au

For COVID-19 Business Support, please click here or contact us on the Alexandrina Business Hotline 8555 7455 or email business@alexandrina.sa.gov.au

For COVID-19 Rent Relief Application for tenants of Council owned buildings please click here.

For COVID-19 Rate Relief Application please click here.

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News and Events

SA Government accelerates local jobs and business

- Media release

South Australians will be able to enjoy an indoor meal with a glass of wine at restaurants and cafes from Friday 22 May.

From Friday 22 May, all cafes and restaurants will be permitted to seat up to a total of 20 patrons (10 inside and 10 outside) as well as sell alcohol to diners.

And from Friday 5 June, all pubs across the state will be permitted to open giving hardworking hoteliers and their patrons a much-needed economic and morale boost ahead of the long weekend.

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Emerging Business Training

Upcoming training and webinars for business are emerging daily.  Council will provide links as we are advised of opportunities and broadcast them on this page, so please check in regularly for updates.

New Business in Alexandrina

If you have a business or are looking at starting one in the Alexandrina area, there are some key areas of Council that will be able to assist you:

By-Laws and Policies Businesses may need to be mindful of relevant Council By-Laws or Policies such as the Moveable Signs By-Law, the Local Government Land By-Law or policies such as the Signs, Banners and Flags Policy.* Please note that following the COVID-19 Pandemic, Council will consider flexibility of our moveable signs policy, please contact us if you have any queries.

Environmental Health Businesses are included under public health legislation and may need to engage with our environmental health staff on issues like wastewater, food safety and trade waste. Further information can be found at the Environmental Health pages.

Infrastructure and Engineering Services Council is often undertaking infrastructure and engineering projects in the Alexandrina region. Sometimes these may affect streets that pass businesses. Further information about infrastructure projects can be found at: www.alexandrina.sa.gov.au/projects

Planning and Development Have you thought about whether you need a Development Approval for the business that you are about to commence? If not please visit our Planning and Development page to found out more about change of use applications or the construction of a new building.

NBN The National Broadband Network is in the Alexandrina region. Further information can be found at:  www.alexandrina.sa.gov.au/NBN

Tourism and Events Tourism is a key industry for Alexandrina. It is supported through the operation of Visitor Information Centres at Goolwa and Strathalbyn.

Further information about Tourism can be found at:  www.visitalexandrina.com

View the Alexandrina Tourism & Visitor Strategy 2017-2022 here.