Marla, South Australia

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This article is about the town in South Australia. For other uses, see Marla (disambiguation).
South Australia
Marla is located in South Australia
Coordinates 27°18′S 133°37′E / 27.300°S 133.617°E / -27.300; 133.617Coordinates: 27°18′S 133°37′E / 27.300°S 133.617°E / -27.300; 133.617
Population 72 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 5724
Elevation 323 m (1,060 ft)
LGA(s) Outback Communities Authority
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
28.7 °C
84 °F
13.6 °C
56 °F
208.3 mm
8.2 in

Marla (27°18′S 133°37′E / 27.300°S 133.617°E / -27.300; 133.617) is a small town on the Stuart Highway in north-western South Australia. It is located near the Ghan railway line. At the 2006 census, Marla had a population of 72 and is primarily a service town.[1]

Marla is accessible by train. The Ghan, run by Great Southern Railway between Adelaide and Darwin arrives twice weekly in each direction.

The township centres on the Marla Travellers Rest service station which comprises a supermarket, pub, motel, caravan park, pool and workshop. It is situated east of the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Lands and is a main service for these lands. There is a police station located at Marla which is a base for police officers working on these lands.

Preceding station   Great Southern Railway   Following station
towards Darwin
The Ghan
towards Adelaide


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Marla (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 26 September 2011.