The Buloke Shire is one of seven local councils yet to record a positive case of coronavirus.
Council chief executive Anthony Judd said as it has been the community's organisation and efforts - alongside the management from council and health service providers - that has helped keep the shire virus free so far.
"The community, from what I can tell, has done the right thing," Mr Judd said. "It's not because we did anything different or our health service providers did anything different.
"There has been a couple of different focuses for us straight away, one was working with the community to make sure messages got out quickly, we worked with health services providers and have a reasonably good social media following and were pushing out messaging from the start."
Mr Judd said council quickly moved to close businesses that could spread the virus.
"We had to close facilities (such as) libraries and caravan parks," he said. "We pulled our business continuity plans (we had out) for consideration.
"The other then we (did well) was the management of own organisation. We put social isolation measures in place and a lot of our staff are working from home."
The rural setting, combined with the comparatively small population of the shire, also helped with COVID-19 prevention.
"We needed to socially isolate the part of the world we're living in and are one of the most sparsely populated local government ares in the state," Mr Judd said.
"The amount of people by square kilometre means each person has 1.3 square kilometres. So I think means we are naturally socially isolated to a point.
"But it still took the discipline of the community. We are a pretty connected community whether it is through winter sports, men's sheds or whatever. We stayed connected."
The shire town forum, which sees 10 town leadership groups liaise with council regularly, ensured residents were able to stay connected.
"We have created a great relationship with the town forum and pull that group together once a week to share information," Mr Judd said. "(We also) have information and initiatives shared back to us from towns.
"'Isolate but stay connected', that's the catch cry. There were some amazing things over Easter and Anzac Day. Buloke Backyard was a community-driven thing that saw people share pictures of themselves camping in their backyards."
Going forward, Mr Judd said the council would continue to communicate with its residents in an effort to stay virus free.
"We will just continue to listen and work with state and federal governments around their measures and ensure we're adhering to that," he said.
"We really have put a huge level of praise on the community in the way they have dealt with and worked though this. As we move forward, we hope Buloke keeps going from strength to strength."