Council Offices and Library Re-Open

In accordance with the latest expert advice and in particular, the Emergency Management (Stay at Home No 3) (COVID-19) (Revocation) Direction 2020, Council’s Offices (both at Mallala and Two Wells) will re-open from 9am, Monday 23 November 2020.

Council’s Library Service will also recommence as per usual operating hours, with our Two Wells branch open from 9am, Tuesday 24 November 2020.

Further to our precautionary action to shut our Two Wells Service Centre last week, this site has since undergone a thorough clean and we are confident that there are no immediate risks to the health and safety of our community or staff.

Hygiene and social distancing measures remain in place and must be adhered to, including regular hand washing/sanitising and observing the one (1) person per four (4) square metres rule, which means only one (1) customer at the front counter at any time.

We strongly encourage customers to consider alternatives, where possible, to visiting Council’s offices to request a service. Requests can be submitted by:

Council’s response to COVID-19 is being guided by the latest advice from government and health authorities. Further updates can be accessed at

We appreciate your continued understanding and patience during this time.

COVID-19 Information

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Citizen of the Year Awards

Each year, communities across South Australia celebrate the achievements and contributions of outstanding members of their communities, through the Australia Day Citizen of the Year Awards.

Being nominated for an Australian Day Award is a great honour, and it is a wonderful opportunity to appreciate those inspiring people in our community, who make you proud to be an Australian.

The Awards are provided by the Australia Day Council of South Australia, decided by Council’s Elected Members and presented by Council’s Mayor at the official Australia Day Ceremony on 26 January 2021.

Nominations for the 2021 Australia Day Awards open on Thursday 1 October 2020 and close on Friday 20 November 2020.

The Award categories are:

  • Australia Day Citizen of the Year Award - presented to the most outstanding citizen for the local government authority.
  • Australia Day Young Citizen Award - presented to the most outstanding young citizen for the local government authority, who must be at least 16 years of age (and no older than 30 years of age) on 26 January 2021.
  • Community Event of the Year Award - the person or group who has staged the most outstanding community event during the past year.

In addition to the above Awards, Adelaide plains Council has two additional award categories:

  • Community Group of the Year Award - the group, based in the Adelaide Plains Council area, who has made a significant or beneficial contribution to the community during the past year.
  • Community Project of the Year Award - for projects staged and/or completed between 1 December 2019 and 30 November 2020, held entirely or predominantly in the Adelaide Plains Council area and organised by, or with the assistance of one or more community groups/members.

Nomination forms are available for download here or for collection from the Mallala Principal Office, the Two Wells Service Centre and the Two Wells Library from 1 October 2020.

Completed nomination forms must be received at Council by 5pm on Friday 20 November 2020 and may be emailed to, hand delivered to the Mallala Principal Office, Two Wells Service Centre or Two Wells Library or posted to Adelaide Plains Council, PO Box 18, MALLALA SA 5502.

Nominations for (only) the Australia Day Citizen of the Year, Australia Day Young Citizen of the Year and Community Event of the Year categories may also be completed on the Australia Day Council website at

The Australia Day Citizen of the Year Awards are proudly presented by the ‘Australia Day Council of South Australia’, ‘On the Run’ and ‘Sarah Constructions’.

District Council of Mallala - Australia Day Awards Register
YearCitizen of the YearYoung Citizen of the YearEvent of the Year
1982Catherine East--
1983Lynette Walden--
1984John Griffiths--
1985Bruce Jenkin--
1986Roy Bache & Diane Meaney--
1987Mr & Mrs R Hart & Fay Dunstan--
1988Len Webb--
1989Geraldine SchuttDavid Parry & Michael Daniele-
1990Neil Kakoschke & Greg WilliamsNO NOMINATIONS RECEIVED-
1991No Event Held
1994Dr Myrna FernandezNO NOMINATIONS RECEIVEDTwo Wells Rodeo
1995Ron TuckerNO NOMINATIONS RECEIVEDLiving History Day at Mallala
1996Dennis PrattNO NOMINATIONS RECEIVEDTwo Wells Institute Committee - 'Australia Remembers those who served in WW2'
1997Raymond EarlNO NOMINATIONS RECEIVEDDublin Community Club - Dublin Garden Expo
1998-Adam Harris-
1999Audrey HartNO NOMINATIONS RECEIVEDDublin Community Club - St Patricks Day Picnic - Dublin
2000Pat McCannNO NOMINATIONS RECEIVEDDublin Community Club - Dublin St Patricks Day Celebrations
2001Len BradbrookNO NOMINATIONS RECEIVEDTwo Wells Melodrama Group - Annual Melodrama
2003Not AwardedMatthew BrewsterDublin History Group
2004Lynette SecombNO NOMINATIONS RECEIVEDDublin History Group - Memorial Day
2005Pat KakoschkeReuben SalagarasOpening of the Neil Kakoschke Entrance Gates to Mallala Sporting Park
2006Julie GriffithsNO NOMINATIONS RECEIVEDTwo Wells, Lewiston & Districts Landcare Group - World Environment Day 2005 - Lewiston Wetlands Planting
2007Barry SowerbyEleisha ArbonMallala Womens & Childrens Hospital Auxiliary - Childrens Fashion Parade
2008Pamela DuncanGerald PederickMallala KESAB - Improvements to the Feltwell Cemetery Opening
2009Mark Boon & Kay MiltonMatthew HarmatiMallala & Districts Historical Society - 'Time of Conflict' exhibition
2010Rosemary JenkinAngus BugejaDublin Institute - 125th Birthday CelebrationsGroup of the YearProject of the Year
2011Adam HarrisNO NOMINATIONS RECEIVEDMallala & Districts Historical Society - 'Marking the Merger' eventNew Council Awards Introduced 2012
2012Mollie FrostNO NOMINATIONS RECEIVEDDublin History Group - 'Memories of School' Book launchTwo Wells Tennis Club - Reinvigorating and saving the club from closure-
2013Rocco & Rosa SettimioNO NOMINATIONS RECEIVEDMallala Melbourne Cup Community LuncheonTwo Wells & Lewiston Neighbourhood Watch - Blue Light Disco's-
2014Norm TrestrailPeter SeccafienUnited Football Club - APFL & APNA Grand FinalMallala RSL - Community  Sunday LunchesMallala & Districts Lions Club - Mallala Oval Amenity Block
2015Lynette SeccafienTamika SimonsTwo Wells Ageing in Style Expo - Seniors Collaborative Action Project and DCM staffMallala & District Lions Club - Mallala Museum ProjectTwo Wells Football & Netball Sporting Club - Clubroom Renovations
2016Tony FlahertyNO NOMINATIONS RECEIVEDNO NOMINATIONS RECEIVEDCFS - Pinery Fire responseDublin History Group - Schlodder Shelter Project
Council Name Change to Adelaide Plains Council
2017Karen SimmonsAmy PaechNO NOMINATIONS RECEIVEDTwo Wells Tennis Club - Australian Open Celebration PartyNO NOMINATIONS RECEIVED
2018Philip EarlNO NOMINATIONS RECEIVEDNO NOMINATIONS RECEIVEDNO NOMINATIONS RECEIVEDTW RSL - Adelaide Plains Residents who served in the armed services
2019Glenys MiddletonPhoebe EckermannChristmas in song - Mallala Uniting ChurchDublin Community Projects GroupNO NOMINATIONS RECEIVED
2020Rae CorstonNO NOMINATIONS RECEIVEDGrace Plains Community - Moquet Lee Pinery Fire Memorial Grand OpeningTwo Wells Melodrama Group - Annual Melodrama ProductionsGrace Plains Community - Pinery Fire Memorial and History of Grace Plains Project