Welcome to the website for the District Council of Peterborough, which is here to help you access Council services and information about the district and surrounding areas.

Use either the Quick Access buttons on the right or the drop down menus from the tabs along the top of the page to navigate around the site. We have minutes of Council meetings, historical information, business and tourism listings, events in the region, areas of interest and much much more.






The CFS have declared 22nd October 2018 as the start date for the Flinders District Fire Danger Season.



Congratulations to Mayor Ruth on her 35 years service to Local Government !

Mayor Ruth



Main Street Road Closure - Xmas Pageant 14th December 2018

I, Christopher Drew Holland, Senior Sergeant of Police, for, and on behalf of the Commissioner of Police, exercise the authority delegated by the Minister of Transport under Section 11 Road Traffic Act, and make the following order under Section 33 of the Act.
I declare that the ‘Peterborough Christmas Pageant’ is an event to which this section applies and that the following road be closed to vehicle traffic between 5.30 pm and 9.00 pm on Friday 14 December 2018:
Within the District Council of Peterborough: -

I direct that persons taking part in the ‘Peterborough Christmas Pageant’ on the above road is exempted from all Australian Road Rules relating to pedestrian behaviour, the carriage of persons in or on vehicles, and seatbelts as long as the vehicles do not exceed 10 km/h.
The drivers and passengers of these vehicles undertake the event wholly at their own risk and shall release and indemnify the Police Commissioner for any liability for injury or damage whatsoever inclusive of injury or loss sustained by third parties.
I also hereby authorise the District Council of Peterborough, its agents and contractors to install and remove, or cause the installation and removal of necessary and appropriate traffic control devices for the conduct of this event.
All closures must be conducted by personnel with the appropriate Work Zone Traffic Management training and utilising approved signage.
For and on behalf of COMMISSIONER OF POLICE
14 November 2018.  (PCO 2002/0001)



District Council Christmas/New Year Temporary Office Closure

The Council Office, RTC & Community Library will be closed from 5pm Friday 21st December 2018 until Monday 7th January 2019.  The Visitor Information Centre and Steamtown will only be closed 25th & 26th December 2018.

The Depot will be staffed, except for Public holidays: 8651 3266.  After hours Emergencies Only: 04585 13566


Regular waste will be collected on Wednesday 26th December and Tuesday 1st January, and recycling will be collected on Thursday 27th December 2017.


As per normal, except on Public Holidays or Catastrophic Fire Ban Days.


Fire Ban Check: 1300 362 361 — Flinders District

(Emergencies Only) Dog Control Officer:  0439 867 935



Visit our CWMS web pages (under 'Our Council') for information regarding the Sewerage/CWMS Scheme and the connection process.





Calling for EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST from suitably qualified plumbers to be employed by Council to assist property owners with the connection of residential and business properties to the CWMS.

Please contact:
CEO – District Council of Peterborough
PO Box 121, Peterborough, SA 5422
Tel:  (08) 8651 3566,     Email:  council@peterborough.sa.gov.au




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Another fantastic win at the SA Tourism Awards - 2017, plus a Silver.  Congratulations to all involved!

2017 Winner Silver 2017

Click here for further information.



Peterborough featured twice on Channel 7's SA Weekender Travel Show

Click here to see Steamtown, the Heritage Rail Trail and our great new Town Carriage Museum featured on Channel 7's SA Weekender travel show, aired on 17th September 2017 and also Cafe 229, the historic Print Shop and the Meldonfield Miniatures featured on 19th November 2017.






Town Carriage Museum

Come along to the Town Carriage in the centre of town and see the newly opened museum - open 7 days a week, 9am to 5pm, free entry!  It houses a time-line exhibit of Peterborough's history, complete with a 'virtual' steam train ride in the compartments.  Click here for further information. 

Click here for a link to Channel 7's facebook, where you can view a travel segment by Ron Kandelaars who recently visited the Carriage, and presented a piece on his TV show.




The VIC has Moved !

The newly accredited 'yellow i' Visitor Information Centre is now housed at Steamtown (the western end of Main Street).  Call in for souvenirs, information, advice, tips and a whole lot more, open 7 days a week, 9am to 5pm - there is so much to see and do in the area and our team will be delighted to help.



Peterborough Tourism - Winner - SA Tourism Awards,
with the Heritage Rail Trail

    Click here for further information



Click here to visit Peterborough's new Tourism Websitewww.visitpeterboroughsa.com.au


Steamtown wins 2014 Regional Awards Tourism Category and enters the Hall of Fame!



Steamtown has been awarded a "Certificate of Excellence 2015" by TripAdvisor for consistently delivering superior customer service and again in 2016!

TripAdvisor 2015 Certificate of Excellence-1.pdf(101 kb)



KESAB Awards

The District Council of Peterborough is proud to announce that they were winners of two Awards at the 2013 KESAB Sustainable Communities Awards:

1) Category Winner - Appearance, Amenities and Facilities 2013.  This was for the Main Street Upgrade.

2) Best Community 2013 - Flinders Distrct.

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District Council of Peterborough
108 Main Street, PO Box 121
Peterborough SA 5422
Phone: 08 8651 3566
Fax: 08 8651 3066