Compulsive Hoarding & Domestic Squalor

Domestic squalor and compulsive hoarding have received national and international attention. There has been a growing appreciation of the complexities involved in each case and the difficulties presented when aiming to achieve successful, sustainable solutions.

The Council takes a holistic approach when resolving cases of severe domestic squalor, including an attempt to address the underlying causes rather than just the symptom (the squalor). Domestic squalor has the potential to severely impact on the health and wellbeing of both the person living at the affected premises as well as those in neighbouring properties. Public Health Act allows Council to declare a dwelling unfit for human occupancy if the conditions are likely to create public health issues.

Principal Office

PO Box 120, 94 Ayr Street

Jamestown SA 5491

Tel: 08 8664 1139


Mon - Fri: 9am - 5pm

Spalding Office

11 Main Street

Spalding SA 5454

Tel: 08 8845 2017

Tues: 10am - 2.30pm

Thurs: 9am - 5pm

Gladstone Office

14 Fifth Street

Gladstone SA 5473

Tel: 08 8662 2018

Mon - Fri: 9am - 5pm