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The health of our community, visitors, and staff is our number one priority.

Council’s response to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is being guided by the latest advice from Commonwealth and State authorities.

For the latest information visit the SA Health or Australian Government - Department of Health websites.

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Emergency and Disaster Information

Council's After Hours Emergency Service

To report after-hours emergencies requiring immediate action by Council, please use the following numbers:

  • For matters related to works such as road-based hazards, flooding, or fallen trees, call 0433 878 208
  • For other matters such as a dog roaming or attack, or illegal burning off, please call 0428 440 076

Emergencies and Safety

The State Emergency Management Plan sets out the state's comprehensive emergency management arrangements.  It outlines a coordinated approach to address natural and man-made risks and emergencies across all sectors of the community, including state and local government, business, the non-government sector and individuals.  The State Government's Emergencies and Safety website provides vital information in relation to:

The Barossa Zone Emergency Management Plan (ZEMP) provides information on natural disasters and hazards identified as having a specific relationship to the Barossa Zone.

Emergency Response - Quick Links/Contact Details

In an emergency, Dial 000 (Triple Zero) for Police, Fire or Ambulance




W: SA Ambulance
P: Dial 000 (Triple Zero) - For Police, Fire or Ambulance in an emergency
P: 1300 136 272

Country Fire Service (CFS)

W: Country Fire Service
P: Dial 000 (Triple Zero) - For Police, Fire or Ambulance in an emergency
P: 1800 362 361 (Bushfire Information Hotline)
TTY: 133 677

Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS)

W: Metropolitan Fire Services
P: Dial 000 (Triple Zero) - For Police, Fire or Ambulance in an emergency
Text: 106

South Australian Police (SAPOL)

W: South Australian Police
W: Find your local police station
P: Dial 000 (Triple Zero) - For Police, Fire or Ambulance in an emergency
T: 106
P: 131 444 (Police Assistance Line for non-urgent police assistance)
P: 1800 333 000 (Crime Stoppers)

State Emergency Service (SES)

W: State Emergency Service
P: 132 500 
P: 08 8463 4171 (General Enquiries)

Recovery Assistance

W: Recovery Assistance


Road Closures


South Australian Police (SAPOL)

W: Road Closures
W: SA Police News




SA Power Networks

P: 13 12 61 (Monday to Friday 9am-5pm)
P: 13 13 66 (Faults and emergencies)
SA WaterP: 1300 883 121
W: SA Water



ABC Emergency

W: Alerts and Warnings Summary

ABC Radio

Listen to 891AM (Adelaide) or 639AM (North & West) on a battery powered radio

Aged Care Industry Association (Private Providers)

W: Aged Care Industry Association
P: 08 8338 6500

APS - Psychological Preparedness and Recovery

W: APS - Psychological Preparedness and Recovery

Australian Red Cross

W: Emergency Preparedness Guide

South Australian Fire and Emergency
Services Commission

W: SA.GOV.AU (Emergencies and Safety) 
W: SA.GOV.AU (Emotional Preparation)

Types of Emergency Quick Links/Information

Automated External Defibrillator Locations

  • Kapunda Library and Visitor Information Centre, 51-53 Main Street Kapunda
  • Freeling Library, 7 Hanson Street, Freeling
  • F.A.R.M Centre, 40 Hanson Street, Freeling
  • Hewett Centre 28-30 Kingfisher Drive, Hewett

Please note that these defibrillator units are located inside the abovementioned centres, and are only available during opening hours.