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Local Government Boundaries Commission

The South Australian Local Government Boundaries Commission is the independent body that assesses and investigates council boundary change proposals and makes recommendations to the Minister.

The Commission's responsibilities and procedures are set out in Chapter 3, Part 2 of the Local Government Act 1999.

Sometimes there is confusion between council boundaries and boundaries under planning legislation. Details of planning boundaries and policy can be found on PlanSA.

Boundary change proposals

Boundary change proposals can change the area of a council.

Generally, this means altering the area of two or more neighbouring councils - but it can also mean:

  • amalgamating two or more councils
  • abolishing a council and incorporating its area into the areas of two or more councils
  • creating a council.

The Commission can also consider proposals for changing the number of elected members and wards (the representative structure) that make up a council. 

Current proposals

The Commission publishes details of all boundary change proposals it receives.


Local Government Boundaries Commission

GPO Box 2329 Adelaide SA 5001

Phone: (08) 7109 7443

Email: boundaries.commission [at] sa.gov.au