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The City of Victor Harbor is a local government area of South Australia. It covers an area of 386.5 square kilometres (149.2 sq mi) along the coast, about 80 kilometres (50 mi) south of Adelaide, the capital of South Australia. The council is responsible for the town of Victor Harbor, which contains over 85% of its population, and the surrounding rural area to the north and west. The City of Victor Harbor had an estimated population of over 14,000 at the 2016 Census.

City of Victor Harbor
South Australia
Population14,665 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density37.943/km2 (98.272/sq mi)
Area386.5 km2 (149.2 sq mi)
MayorGraham Philp [2]
Council seatVictor Harbor
RegionFleurieu and Kangaroo Island[3]
State electorate(s)Finniss
Federal Division(s)Mayo
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WebsiteCity of Victor Harbor
LGAs around City of Victor Harbor:
Yankalilla Alexandrina Alexandrina
Yankalilla City of Victor Harbor Alexandrina


The City, then known as the District Council of Victor Harbor, was the product of a merger on 31 October 1975 between the District Council of Encounter Bay and the Corporation of Victor Harbor.

In 1996–1997, a merger with the small neighbouring councils in Port Elliot and Goolwa, (which, with the town of Middleton, form a contiguous coastal conurbation with Victor Harbor), was considered, but ultimately the District Council of Victor Harbor remained distinct, and the other councils merged on 1 July 1997 to form the Alexandrina Council.

On 1 February 2000, the District Council of Victor Harbor was renamed as the City of Victor Harbor.[4]


The City has 10 councillors and no wards. Each councillor serves a four-year term; the last election was in November 2014; the next election is due in 2018.[5]

The current council comprises:[2]

Ward Party[6] Councillor Notes
Mayor   Independent Graham Philp
Unsubdivided   Independent Terry Andrews
  Independent Peter Charles
  Independent Pat Chigwidden
  Independent Karen Dutton
  Independent Tim Glazbrook
  Liberal Nicholas Hayles
  Independent Moira Jenkins
  Independent Bob Marshall
  Liberal Carol Schofield


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Victor Harbor (C)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 29 November 2017.  
  2. ^ a b "Elected Members". City of Victor Harbor. Retrieved 6 June 2016.
  3. ^ "Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island SA Government region" (PDF). The Government of South Australia. Retrieved 10 October 2014.
  4. ^ City of Victor Harbor (12 July 2007). "Council Information". Retrieved 1 May 2009.
  5. ^ Council Elections, City of Victor Harbor
  6. ^ "Council Member Register of Interests" (PDF). City of Victor Harbor. Retrieved 6 June 2016.
  7. ^ "Suburbs Map - District" (PDF). City of Victor Harbor. Retrieved 31 July 2015.

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