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The Mount Barker District Council is a local government area centred on the town of Mount Barker just outside the Adelaide metropolitan area in South Australia.

Mount Barker District Council
South Australia
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Coordinates35°03′50″S 138°51′29″E / 35.0638888889°S 138.858055556°E / -35.0638888889; 138.858055556Coordinates: 35°03′50″S 138°51′29″E / 35.0638888889°S 138.858055556°E / -35.0638888889; 138.858055556
Population33,397 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density56.13/km2 (145.37/sq mi)
Area595 km2 (229.7 sq mi)
MayorAnn Ferguson [2]
Council seatMount Barker
RegionAdelaide Hills[3]
State electorate(s)Kavel, Heysen
Federal Division(s)Mayo
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WebsiteMount Barker District Council
LGAs around Mount Barker District Council:
Adelaide Hills Adelaide Hills Mid Murray
Onkaparinga Mount Barker District Council Murray Bridge
Alexandrina Alexandrina Alexandrina

The council was first established in October 1853.[4] It expanded to four times its original size on 1 May 1935 as part of a major series of council amalgamations, absorbing the District Council of Nairne and parts of the District Council of Echunga and the District Council of Macclesfield.[5]



The current council as of June 2016 is:[6]

Ward Party[7] Councillor Notes
Mayor   Independent Ann Ferguson
South   Independent Greg Morrison
  Independent Roger Irvine Deputy Mayor
Central   Independent Carol Bailey
  Independent Lindsay Campbell
  Greens Ian Grosser
  Independent Trevor Keen
North   Independent Debs Buchmann
  Liberal Jeff Bettcher
  Independent Harry Seager
  Liberal Susan Hamilton

Towns and localitiesEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Mount Barker (DC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 29 November 2017.  
  2. ^ "Mount Barker District Council". Local Government Association of South Australia. Retrieved 11 January 2016.
  3. ^ "Adelaide Hills SA Government region" (PDF). The Government of South Australia. Retrieved 10 October 2014.
  4. ^ "NEW DISTRICT COUNCILS". Adelaide Times. VII, (1003). South Australia. 24 October 1853. p. 2. Retrieved 9 April 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
  5. ^ Marsden, Susan (2012). "A History of South Australian Councils to 1936" (PDF). Local Government Association of South Australia. p. 6. Retrieved 30 October 2015. The District Council of Mount Barker was expanded to an area four times its previous size in 1935, including parts of Macclesfield and Echunga.
  6. ^ "Council Members". District Council of Mount Barker. Retrieved 6 June 2016.
  7. ^ "Council Members Register of Interests" (PDF). District Council of Mount Barker. Retrieved 6 June 2016.
  8. ^ "District Council of Mount Barker, Suburbs Localities". Local Government Association of South Australia. Retrieved 27 August 2015.

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