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Welcome to Barunga West

Welcome to Barunga West


                     Our new Council as elected in November 2018.
Back: Cr Brian Lockyer, Cr Dave Eason, Cr Margaret McDonald, Cr Rob Locke, Cr Grant Rowlands
Front: Cr Rebecca Hewett, Chief Executive Officer Andrew Cole, Mayor Leonie Kerley, Deputy Mayor Peter Button, Cr Georgie Simmons


"A welcoming, supportive, growing community with a sustainable lifestyle and environment."

This is the vision that the community of Barunga West Council are very proud to communicate and aspire to.

Barunga West Council is located in the northern parts of Yorke Peninsula. The geographical area is 1590.4 km2, with a population of 2,456.

The major townships in the area are Port Broughton, Bute and Fisherman’s Bay, along with settlement areas of Alford, Kulpara, Melton, Mundoora and Tickera.

As a Council we are committed to ensuring that our residents and our visitors have a range of facilities and services available to them.

We are very proud of what our region has to offer and the strong sense of community felt throughout the district.

We hope you find our new website helpful and user friendly.

If there are ways that you think this website can be improved, please speak to one of your Elected Members or email us at


To see a detailed map of Pt Broughton please click below

Pt Broughton Map(506 kb) 

Latest News


20 February 2019
Saturday 30th March, $10 Microchipping for dogs and cats. Barunga West Council is providing a Microchipping day at Port Broughton Town Hall. BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL,to book go to and go to the Pt Broughton booking page. New legislation that commenced July 2018 states that “ALL DOGS & CATS MUST BE MICROCHIPPED (unless vet exempted)” . If not microchipped an expiation of $170 can be issued.


14 February 2019
Notice is given that PERMITS FOR BURNING OFF FOR THE FIRE DANGER SEASON 2019 commence 1 MARCH TO 15 APRIL 2019 Please Note: On-Line Notifications will be available this burning off permit season. For additional information please contact Council on: 8635 2107. Andrew Cole – CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Rural Business Support’s Business Readiness Program

12 February 2019
Free workshops to help SA small businesses be prepared for natural disasters Rural Business Support’s Business Readiness Program is helping 135 small rural and regional South Australian businesses to be better prepared to withstand and survive natural disaster events. The project includes 27 free workshops across SA, with participants also receiving a half hour telephone consultation at a later date. The workshops will help you to: – Identify your critical business resources, infrastructure and plant/equipment. – Find out how your business would be impacted by several natural disaster scenarios. – Plan key actions that can be taken before, during and afterwards to reduce and/or avoid these risks altogether. – Develop your own Business Readiness Plan that can be saved, shared and regularly updated. Funded under the Natural Disaster Resilience Program by the South Australian Government and the Commonwealth Department of Home Affairs, the workshops are open to any small regional business with less than 20 employees.

Australia Day Awards Presented

7 February 2019
we are very please to present the winners of our Australia Day awards which were presented at the recent Australia Day celebrations at both Pt Broughton and Bute. Congratulations to all. Port Broughton Citizen of the Year – Ben Ervin Bute citizen of the year – John Green Event of the year PB – Port Broughton Christmas Festival (2017), Port Broughton Progress Association Event of the Year Bute – Junior Tennis Tournament (2018), Bute Tennis Club

Increase of Council Expiation fees

11 October 2018
Barunga West Council has now formally resolved to increase the expiation fee for breaches of Council By-Laws and Permits from $55 to $85. This expiation fee amount has not changed since the installation of the current boat ramp ticket machines in 2005. This expiation fee applies to such things as using the boat ramps and wood collection without a valid permit or ticket. Section 246(5) of the Local Government Act 1999 provides Council with the power to fix an expiation fee for alleged offences against by-laws, provided that the expiation fee does not exceed 25 per cent of the maximum fine for the offence to which it relates. Currently, the maximum fine for a breach of a Council By-Law is set at $750. Therefore, the maximum expiation fee that Council can set is $187.50. Barunga West Council encourages all ratepayers, residents and visitors to be mindful of Council By-Laws and Permits, and the potential expiation fee that may be applied if these By-Laws or Permits are breached.
Main Office
11 Bay Street
Port Broughton SA 5522
Sub Office
Railway Terrace
Bute SA 5560
Postal Address
PO Box 3
Port Broughton SA 5522
Contact Council
Phone: 08 8635 2107
Fax:      08 8635 2596
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