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Council

Adelaide Hills Council represents, advocates for and delivers important services for and on behalf of the community. Your Council welcomes your comments, input and participation to make the Adelaide Hills a wonderful place to live, visit and do business.

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Contact Us

We welcome you to contact our service centres, libraries and community centres in person, over the phone or by using our online options.

About Adelaide Hills Council

Leafy suburbs and lush vineyards to the stark beauty of Humbug Scrub, the Adelaide Hills is a wonderful place to live, work and visit. A premiere tourism destination, the Adelaide Hills boasts a growing economy and a population as diverse as its landscape.

Council Members

The Adelaide Hills Council area is represented by a Mayor and 12 Council Members who play a vital leadership role by representing the interests of our community and delivering on the Council's vision and strategic direction.

Council Elections

Council Elections are an important part of the democratic framework of Australia and provide an opportunity every four years for communities to elect a Council that will represent their best interests.

Council and Committees

The Council's decision-making structure is made up of the Council which provides direction, together with a number of committees that support the Council's decision-making processes.

Council Documents

In accordance with legislation, a range of Council documents, registers, strategies, policies and plans are available for public inspection on the Council's website or in person at Council Service Centres.

Reconciliation

Adelaide Hills and Mount Barker District Councils have partnered together to ensure that reconciliation is part of everything we do — to ensure that we build a future together for everyone and for equality.

Sustainability Actions

Adelaide Hills Council is committed to ensuring that our activities, services and initiatives have minimum impact on the environment and support the community to be environmentally sustainable.

Rates

The funds generated from Council rates contributes to the provision of essential services, initiatives, programs and projects delivered within the Adelaide Hills Council area.

Council Fees

Some Council services and facilities may attract a fee or charge which may be statutory or discretionary but permitted under the Local Government Act 1999. Fees and charges are reviewed annually as part of the budget preparation process.

Employment at Council

Working at Adelaide Hills Council is a rewarding experience. Our work touches all sections of the local community and we provide a progressive and challenging workplace for our employees.

Consultations and Engagement

Your views, ideas and suggestions are important to local decision making and help shape the future of the Adelaide Hills Council area.

Access to Council Information

Adelaide Hills Council holds a variety of electronic and hard copy information. Some is freely available for download from this website, while some is available for inspection at our customer service centres or on request following the due processes.

Citizenship Ceremonies

​​​Australian citizenship is an important step in a person's migration story and Adelaide Hills Council is pleased to officially welcome new citizens to Australia by hosting citizenship ceremonies throughout the year.

Delegations and By-Laws

Delegations and sub-delegations facilitate efficient and effective business within the Council and allow Council Members to maintain strategic focus on the future direction of the Council.

News and media

There are plenty of ways you can keep up to date with what's happening in the Hills, in your community and at Council. Follow us on social media, browse our news stories or subscribe to have regular updates delivered straight to your inbox.

Contracts and Tenders

Adelaide Hills Council advertises tenders for a range of works and services, with all activities associated with purchasing goods and services informed by a Procurement Policy.

Public Interest Disclosures

The Public Interest Disclosure Act 2018 facilitates the disclosure of public interest information, such as environmental and health information and public administration information, to certain persons or authorities.

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