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.
The Berri Library & Information Centre has a dedicated local history and genealogy room where you can spend time researching
Much of the Berri Barmera Council area was built as part of the Soldier settlement program. This refers to the settlement of
The Berri Barmera Council was formed in October 1996 by the amalgation of The District Council of Berri and the District Coun
Barmera was established as a soldier settlement and fruit growing area after World War 1. The town is situated on the gently
The name Berri comes from the Aboriginal description of "big river bend" on which the town has grown. Up until the 1870's the
Home to over 10,000 residents, discover in brief a bit about our 8 beautiful townships that make up our Berri Barmera Distric