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About Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island, situated off the coast of South Australia, is unique in terms of its pristine environment, abundance of native wildlife and spectacular natural attractions, making it the jewel in the crown for the State's tourism and premium, fresh local food and wines.


The Commissioner for Kangaroo Island will focus her work on a number of projects that have been identified as crucial to delivering lasting prosperity and benefits to Kangaroo Island residents.

Some of these projects will lead to improvements in the short term, while others will take longer for the benefits to be fully realised.

Click here to find out about projects underway.

Call for Options Paper for VIC Service Penneshaw

Thursday, 18 April 2019

Following conversations with the current and the previous Council, initiated by Tourism KI (TKI), regarding the urgent need to address future funding shortfalls a crunch point has been reached. There is no guaranteed future funding resulting in the TKI board loosing critical staff and having to close the doors of the Visitor Information Centre (VIC) in Penneshaw.

Historically the Council contributed funds towards the operation of the visitor information centre until approximately 2010 when this arrangement ceased.  Acknowledging the importance of visitor information centre functions and in the absence of any viable alternative, TKI continued to manage this function.  This was undertaken with the view to obtaining future financial support from council for the performance of this function. This has to date, been unsuccessful.

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