Border Village

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Border Village
South Australia
Rooey II, Border Village, 2017 (03).jpg
Rooey II and the roadhouse, 2017
Border Village is located in South Australia
Border Village
Border Village
Coordinates 31°38′17.19″S 129°0′12.7″E / 31.6381083°S 129.003528°E / -31.6381083; 129.003528Coordinates: 31°38′17.19″S 129°0′12.7″E / 31.6381083°S 129.003528°E / -31.6381083; 129.003528
Postcode(s) 5690
Time zone CWST (UTC+8:45)
  • 1,255 km (780 mi) W of Adelaide
  • 1,126 km (700 mi) E of Perth
LGA(s) Outback Communities Authority[1]
State electorate(s) Flinders[2]
Federal Division(s) Grey[3]
Footnotes Coordinates[4]

Border Village is a settlement located in South Australia within the locality of Nullarbor on the Eyre Highway at the border with Western Australia.[4][5]

The settlement, which is 12 km east of Eucla[citation needed], was named in 1993 by the South Australian Geographical Names Advisory Committee following a suggestion provided by the Royal Automobile Club of Western Australia.[4] The settlement is located about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) north of the cliff line separating the Nullarbor Plain from the Great Australian Bight.[6]

As of 2004, the settlement offered services to travellers and visitors to Nullarbor including:[5]

Motel, cabin and caravan accommodation, a restaurant which opens from 6.00 a.m. - 10.00 p.m., a takeaway service which is open from 6.00 a.m. - 11.00 p.m., full garage service and a desalination plant which provides fresh water.

There is a Western Australian agricultural checkpoint at Border Village, and also "Hole 6: Border Kangaroo" of the Nullarbor Links golf course.[7]

The settlement is one of five that uses the Central Western Standard Time (UTC+08:45).[citation needed] It is also the only place in South Australia where Daylight Saving Time is not in use.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ Page 1 0 OUTBACK COMMUNITIESAUTHORITYAnnual Report2011 - 12 HOUSE OF ASSEMBLYLAID ON THE TABLE 27 November 2013 Page 2 1 OUTBACK COMMUNITIESAUTHORITY Annual Report 2011 - 12. Government of South Australia. 2013. p. 53. Retrieved 11 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "District of Flinders Background Profile". Electoral Commission SA. Retrieved 9 September 2015. 
  3. ^ "Federal electoral division of Grey, boundary gazetted 16 December 2011" (PDF). Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 20 August 2015. 
  4. ^ a b c "Search result for " Nullarbor (LOCU)" (Record no SA0008549)". Department of Planning Transport and Infrastructure. Archived from the original on 12 October 2016. Retrieved 22 September 2015. 
  5. ^ a b c "Border Village". Sydney Morning Herald. 2004-02-08. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "Search result(s) for "Border Village, LOCA" with the following data sets being selected - "Suburbs and Localities", "NPW and Conservation Reserve Boundaries", and "SA Government Regions"". Location SA Map Viewer. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 27 April 2017. 
  7. ^ "Hole 6: Border Kangaroo". Nullarbor Links. Eyre Highway Operators Association. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 

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