Berri Barmera Council

Coordinates: 34°17′00″S 140°36′00″E / 34.2833333333°S 140.6°E / -34.2833333333; 140.6
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Berri Barmera Council
South Australia
Location of the Berri Barmera Council in SA
Population10,484 (LGA 2021)[1]
 • Density20,64/km2 (5,350/sq mi)
Area508 km2 (196.1 sq mi)
MayorPeter Hunt [2]
Council seatBerri
RegionMurray and Mallee[3]
State electorate(s)Chaffey
Federal division(s)Barker
WebsiteBerri Barmera Council
LGAs around Berri Barmera Council:
unincorporated area unincorporated area unincorporated area
Loxton Waikerie Berri Barmera Council Renmark Paringa
Loxton Waikerie Loxton Waikerie Loxton Waikerie

Berri Barmera Council is a local government area in the Riverland region of South Australia.

It includes the towns of Barmera, Berri, Cobdogla, Glossop, Katarapko, Loveday and Winkie, and parts of Monash and Overland Corner.[4]


The Berri Barmera Council was created on 1 October 1996 with the amalgamation of the District Council of Barmera and the District Council of Berri.[5]

The District Council of Berri had been created in 1922, 11 years after the town was proclaimed. Its first major project was to provide reliable electricity to the entire area. It bought the Berri Electric Supply Company in 1936 to facilitate this, and later sold it to the Electricity Trust of South Australia, a state government agency.

The District Council of Barmera had been created as the "District Council of Cobdogla" on 17 June 1925 and been renamed Barmera in 1937. Barmera had been a soldier settlement community after World War I.


Ward Councillor Notes
Mayor [2]   Ella Winnall
Unsubdivided [2]   Rhonda Centofanti
  Adrian Little
  Bruce Richardson
  Ian Schlein
  Andrew Kassebaum
  Collis Marrett
  Trevor Scott
  David Waterman

The Berri Barmera Council has a directly-elected mayor.[6]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Berri Barmera (Local Government Area)". Australian Census 2021 QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2022. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b c "Elected Member Details". Berri Barmera Council. Archived from the original on 2 April 2016. Retrieved 1 April 2016.
  3. ^ "Murray and Mallee SA Government region" (PDF). The Government of South Australia. Retrieved 10 October 2014.
  4. ^ "Location SA Map Viewer". Government of South Australia. Retrieved 1 April 2016.
  5. ^ "Past Elected Members". Berri Barmera Council. Retrieved 31 March 2016.
  6. ^ "Election Results 2014" (PDF). Local Government Association of South Australia. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 June 2007. Retrieved 15 February 2016.

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34°17′00″S 140°36′00″E / 34.2833333333°S 140.6°E / -34.2833333333; 140.6