Mount Gambier City of - Library

Also known as
  • City Of Mount Gambier
  • Council City Of Mount Gambier



Business Summary
The vision for the City provides a clear enunciation of the future direction envisaged by the Council which aims to enhance the unique lifestyle and provide a range of choices for the Mount Gambier community.
About Us

Welcome to the City of Mount Gambier 'Blue Lake City' website. Mount Gambier, located an equidistance between the major capital cities of Adelaide and Melbourne is South Australia’s second largest City and is home to a population approaching 24,000 people.

Mount Gambier is the regional centre for the South East region of South Australia and much of the Western Districts of Victoria and is widely known as the home of Australia’s softwood timber industry.


The City of Mount Gambier provides and maintains a range of information resources for the benefit of the community.

Council encourages use of these community resources which provides access to databases such as the Les Hill Photographic Collection, Library Catalogue and online resources, Local Business Directory, Community Events Directory and Community Information Directory.

So, whether it be information relating to a Council document or press release, a complete directory of Council services, Councils latest 'City Snapshot’, latest Community News or simply contact details for a local community group or a local business - it’s all here!

Beyond 2015

Mount Gambier's goal for the future is to continue building a strong, vibrant community that is prosperous, balanced, sustainable and progressive.

Mount Gambier must develop and grow economically, culturally and socially to meet the evolving and changing needs of its population and it's many visitors.

The City must invest in new opportunities to ensure its longevity and future success, to position itself as a centre of excellence, as a dynamic, pro-active community.

A three stage multi-million-dollar project is underway to redevelop and revitalize three key sites within Mount Gambier, taking us through to 2015.

Can I walk my dog off the leash?
You can walk your dog off the leash in designated ‘Off Leash’ areas - Blue Lake Sports Park, Hastings Cunningham Reserve (including dog parks), Frew Park, Don McDonnell Reserve, Corriedale Park & Northumberland Avenue. Outside of these areas, all dogs must be on a leash.
Do I have to register my dog?
Yes, under the Dog and Cat Management Act 1995, all dogs over three months old must be registered annually and within 14 days of you taking possession of the dog.
How old can you be to register a dog?
A person must be aged 16 years or over to register a dog.
Do I need to advise Council if I change address or if my dog dies?
Yes, Council is required to keep the dog register current and it is the responsibility of the owner to advise Council of a change of details.
From what age does a dog need to be registered?
A dog must be registered from the age of three months. An expiation may be issued if a dog over the age of three months is found to be unregistered.
How many dogs can be kept at a property?
A maximum of three dogs can be kept at a property, however, an application can be made to Council to obtain a permit to keep more than three dogs.
How can I make a complaint about a dog barking excessively?
Download or obtain ‘Barking Dog Complaint Kit’ from Council, complete and submit to Council’s authorised officers who will work together with the owner of the dog to determine the cause and modify the behaviour of the dog.
Do I need to add my dog to DACO if it is already registered with my Council?
No, if your dog is already currently registered, your registration details will be migrated to the DACO portal administered by the Dog and Cat Management Board.
My dog is elderly, do I need to get it microchipped?
Yes, unless it has an approved exemption from a licensed vet.
Will renewals be sent each year?
Yes, a renewal will be sent to you each year. However, no new tag will be sent. The initial tag will be the only one sent - this is a lifetime tag.
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