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Changes to council boundaries

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

The commission's responsibilities and procedures are set out in the Local Government Act 1999.

Amendments were made to the Act in 2019 – Explanatory Paper (PDF 328 KB).

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

Guidelines for preparing a proposal

The following guidelines describe how to submit a proposal, and the process used to receive, assess and progress council boundary change proposals.


This policy sets out procedures the commission must follow when publishing documents related to council boundary change proposals.


Potential Proposal

Boundaries Commission Response

Light Regional Council

Light Regional Council Potential Proposal

Response to Light Regional Council

Notification to Affected Councils

Campbelltown City Council

Campbelltown City Council Potential Proposal

Response to Campbelltown City Council

Notification to Adelaide Hills Council

City of Burnside

City of Burnside Potential Proposal

Response to City of Burnside and Adelaide Hills 

Notification to Boral

The Barossa Council

The Barossa Council Potential Proposal

The Barossa Council Potential Proposal - Additional Information

Response to The Barossa Council

Notification to Affected Councils

Town of Gawler

Town of Gawler Potential Proposal

Response to Town of Gawler

Notification to Affected Councils 


Boundaries Commission

GPO Box 2329 Adelaide SA 5001

Phone: (08) 7109 7443

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