Coronavirus (COVID-19) Important Updates

Community and Business responsibilities: COVID-Safe Plan

Community Services and Businesses that were previously directed to close and now reopened must complete a COVID-Safe Plan before they can reopen.

This Plan will outline how your staff and patrons can be kept safe from COVID-19. The plan must be completed and made available at your business premises. If your business was allowed to reopen during Step 1 of South Australia’s Roadmap to Recovery, you must complete a Plan.

If your committee or group has not completed the COVID-Safe Plan, or does not have the plan available at your premises when requested, you can be fined up to $5000 on the sport for non-compliance, or face prosecution.

Please find the link to the COVID-19-Safe Plan Form here -

For more information, please contact the SA COVID-19 Information line - 1800 253 787 offers local information and advice on general COVID-19 information for South Australians. Operates from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm every day.

For technical help, contact

*The communities are advised that the same social distancing and good hygiene practices still apply and have not been eased at this stage*

The most up to date and reputable information and alerts regarding COVID-19 should be sourced directly from

Any additional information can be sourced from;

Australian Government Department of Health –

SA Health -

You can also call the Coronavirus Information Line on 1800 020 080

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This historic town originally known as Yarrowie, laid out in 1872, hosts a very interesting perspective of how things used to be. Appila is an Aboriginal word meaning 'hunting ground'.
The few locals who live in and around Appila on the surrounding farms are very passionate about the area and love a chat.

The Yarrowie pub was very popular in its time and while still maintained today is unfortunately not open any more, but is certainly a landmark you have to see. Stacey Park is the sporting hub of the town and with a playground for the kids, beautiful trees and public toilets it provides the perfect spot for a picnic and an opportunity to take in the scenery.

Just out of Appila is the Appila Springs picnic and camping ground. This time-honoured traveller's stop, eight kilometres north-east of Appila, showcases the rolling farm country of the mid-north. It is a beautiful, peaceful part of nature that you won't want to miss when visiting the area.

The camping ground is in a quiet nook accessible off Appila-Tarcowie Rd and has public toilets and a picnic area. Bring your own firewood, water and stove. Please note Camping is prohibited during the November-April fire-ban season.

Appila Spring itself is a natural spring that was widely used in the late 1800’s to water stock travelling to the Jamestown and Gladstone markets, and is home to many native species. It’s the perfect spot for self-sufficient travellers seeking an amazing experience and who want to experience this secluded beauty for themselves. It is a tranquil spot that allows you to escape to a different world.