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.



2019/2020 Annual Business Plan

Council will meet on Monday 1st July 2019 to consider the Draft 2019-2020 Annual Business Plan.

Interested persons are invited to forward written submissions, or attend the Council meeting to make representation to Council on the draft Business Plan.  Council has set aside up to one hour from 6.00pm for presentations. 

The draft Annual Business Plan is available for inspection at the Council office and also here:

Draft Budget 2019-20(5728 kb)

Written submissions should be addressed to:-

Chief Executive Officer
PO Box 121, PETERBOROUGH  SA  5422

to be received by 5pm Wednesday 26th June 2019.

All Council meetings are open to the public.

Peter McGuinness, Chief Executive Officer



Drought Funding - $1 Million

Council apologises to the community, but due to time constraints from the Federal Government, Council was unable to consult with the community regarding project ideas.

Councillors held a special meeting on Saturday 30th  March 2019, so that they could submit a list of projects to the Federal Government by Monday 1st April 2019.

Please see special meeting minutes (click here) for the submitted list, which encompasses the following and is within their particular guidelines: 

1) Community mobility and connectedness;

2) Public amenity; and

3) Community wellbeing



Miniature Railway - Public Consultation

The Peterborough Miniature Railway Association (PMRA) are looking to establish a miniature railway on Council land located at Section 484, 486 and A93 Telford Avenue Peterborough (opposite Steamtown and next to the Nissen Hut & Dog Park.

Click here to see the PMRA Business Development Plan and sketch for more details.

Under Council’s Public Consultation Policy, Council is required to consult with the community when establishing a lease on community land.

1. Are you happy for Council to lease this land to the Peterborough Miniature Railway Association for the purposes of establishing a miniature railway?          YES or NO

2. Do you think this will impact on your lifestyle?          YES or NO

3. Would you be happy for this association to operate on two weekends a month or during the week?       

4. Do you see this as another asset to display to the visitor/tourists?          YES or NO

5. What hours of operation do you think would be best?     

The public consultation will finish on 25th June 2019 at 5.00pm.  Written submissions should be addressed to:-

Chief Executive Officer
PO Box 121, PETERBOROUGH  SA  5422

Or emailed to: council@peterborough.sa.gov.au

Peter McGuinness
Chief Executive Officer

Please be advised that Council's By-Laws are now in effect.  Click here to go to our Policies and By-Laws page for details of each.




Please be advised that Council has just been informed that APA (the gas pipe company) need to re-wrap the protective coating on their gas pipe from Cotton Rd, through SM Oval Grounds (not across the oval) and along Kitchener Street from Soldiers Memorial Oval to Meadows St. We appreciate that SA Water have also recently been working along Kitchener St and this will now entail another short period of disruption along this stretch.

These companies work independently of Council and we would like to apologise on their behalf for any short-term disruption this upgrade to the gas pipe may create.



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

Mayor Ruth



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



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. 




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" by TripAdvisor for the past 4 consecutive years (2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018) for consistently delivering superior customer service and again!


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