Our History

The District Council of Berri amalgamated with the District Council of Barmera in October 1996 and was officially gazetted as “The Berri Barmera Council” in January 1997.

The Berri Barmera Council is located in the Riverland region of South Australia, the Riverland population is approximately 33,000, with the Berri Barmera Council population 10,500. The Berri Barmera Council area incorporates the townships of Barmera, Berri, Cobdogla, Glossop, Loveday, Monash, Overland Corner and Winkie.

The economic base of the community is driven by horticulture and viticulture and associated industries; in addition Berri has traditionally serviced the region for state and federal government services.  The region has a well earned reputation for an outdoor lifestyle and sporting excellence coupled with a naturally friendly and outgoing social acceptance.