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Flinders Council provides more than the ‘three R’s’ – rates, roads and rubbish. Council is involved in delivering a wide range of legislated and non-legislated services and initiatives: community and economic development, tourism, natural resource management, and promoting the health and general wellbeing of the Furneaux Region community and its environment.
Council provides many services and facilities to enhance the quality of life of local residents and, where possible, to add value to their properties, businesses and investments. Council must also ensure that the standard of services provided are financially and operationally sustainable over both the short and long-terms, and are appropriate to the needs and desires of the community it serves.
Flinders Council includes the communities within the Furneaux Group and the islands of eastern Bass Strait up to the Victorian border, including the Hogans Group and the Deal Island Group.
There are two Aboriginal associations in the Flinders Municipality: the Cape Barren Island Aboriginal Association and Flinders Island Aboriginal Association.
Flinders Council recognises the generous support donated by our community members and organisations, which enhances the social fabric of Flinders Island. To help deliver a variety of projects, programs and events that benefit the broader community, Council provides a range of supports for volunteers, along with regular in-kind assistance to Island-based and external organisations.
Flinders Council is the Funeral Director for the Municipality. Council manages and coordinates all burials at three local cemeteries: Lady Barron, Whitemark, and Settlement Point.
Health and Wellbeing
Flinders Council provides a number of health promotion and preventative health initiatives throughout the year aimed at positively influencing the health and wellbeing of the Flinders communities. Visit the Community Calendar to find out what’s on.
Natural Resource Management
Natural Resource Management (NRM) refers to the management of natural resources such as land, water, soil, plants and animals. NRM is especially interested in how management may affect the quality of life for both present and future generations of the Furneaux Region.
The Furneaux Region takes safety very seriously. Flinders Council is committed to maintaining and improving the health and safety of the community, providing resources and assistance across a number of key areas,. The wellbeing of the region also depends on individuals having clear emergency safety plans and on the generosity of the many community members who volunteer to help in emergency situations. Find out more in this section on: Fire safety, State Emergency Service (SES), Police & Crime Stoppers, Marine safety, Ambulance & Hospital, and Workplace safety.