Department of Human Services

Kangaroo Island contacts

Children's wellbeing

Back to school, uniforms, etc.

Kangaroo Island Community Education (KICE)
Phone 8559 6068

Kangaroo Island Children's Services
Phone 8553 2436

Mental health and wellbeing

Emergency support - phone Lifeline on 13 11 14

Support from regional counsellors - phone 1300 032 186

Counselling services and advice for coping after a distressing event (in several languages, including Easy Read)

Children's Coping Skills (resilience) - Parent Easy Guide

Agriculture and wildlife

Get help to rebuild fencing

Phone 0427 616 323

Wire wrapper - for rolling up burnt fences (Agriculture KI)
Phone 0428 716 330

Kangaroo Island Plantation Timbers fencing policy and FAQ (PDF 566.0 KB)

Fodder donation/administration

Livestock SA
Phone 8297 2299

Natural Resource Management

KI Bushfires Recovery - Natural Resources Kangaroo Island
Phone 8553 4444

National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS)
Phone 8553 4444 or Flinders Chase National Park on 8553 4450

Wildlife, injured

KI Wildlife Network
Phone 0477 334 898

Dangerous tree removal

National Parks and Wildlife Service
Phone 8553 4444

Landholders who would like dangerous trees felled or removed are encouraged to contact one of the following contractors, who have expressed an interest in undertaking this work:

  • Leon Wilson Tree Removal – (08) 8553 0103 (Kangaroo Island based)
  • Mechanical Vegetation Solutions – contact Paul on 0409 770 908 (currently undertaking work on Kangaroo Island)

Landholders will need to directly negotiate with the contractors costs associated with tree felling and removal.


Rural business financial counselling

Support for primary producers (financial counselling)

Rural Business Support’s Rural Financial Counselling Service (RFCS) is free, independent and confidential for eligible primary producers and small rural-related businesses.

KI Rural Financial Counsellors:

  • Russell Trainor
  • Grant Crettenden
  • Trevor Linke

Appointments: 1800 836 211

Support for small businesses

Rural Business Support’s new Small Business Financial Counselling program is free, independent and confidential for eligible Island business owners that have been impacted directly, or indirectly, by the bushfires. If you don’t qualify for the Rural Financial Counselling Service, this program may be able to assist you.

KI Small Business Financial Counsellor: Darren Keenan

Appointments: 1800 836 211

Business advice from Business SA
Phone 8300 0000

KI Business and Brand Alliance


Centrelink - Commonwealth Department of Human Services

Employment support

Loss of income, workforce displacement and retraining

Adelaide Training & Employment Centre
Maria Morgan
Phone 0401 917 647

Employment support and recruitment

Monique Hayward
Phone 8566 6102 or 0432 901 864


You may want to volunteer your time and skills to help others


General enquiries

Telstra - bushfire support
Phone 13 22 00 or Telstra Business on 13 2000

Use payphones for free

The Telstra payphone network around the country is currently free for local, national and standard mobile calls. Telstra will also be allowing free use of the Telstra Air Wi-Fi network at locations where payphones are equipped to provide this.

People affected by fires

Anyone affected by fires, including people who have lost their houses, can register for a Telstra assistance package. Phone 13 22 03.

Local council

Kangaroo Island Council
Phone 8553 4500

Household waste and bin collection

Some kerbside collections may be affected by fire damage and road closures.

You can take waste to the Kangaroo Island Resource Recovery Centre (KIRRC), 1207 North Coast Road, 9.30 am to 4.30 pm, open 7 days.

During the recovery period the Fleurieu Regional Waste Authority will provide free replacement of kerbside bins that were damaged in the fires.

Phone Fleurieu Regional Waste Authority on 8555 7405

South Australian Accommodation and Tourism

SA Tourism Commission (SATC)

Kangaroo Island Tourism, Food, Wine and Beverage Association

Page last updated : 11 May 2020

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