Canunda, South Australia

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South Australia
Mounce & Battye Rocks. Canunda National Park. South Australia.JPG
Mounce and Battye Rocks, Canunda
Canunda is located in South Australia
Coordinates37°40′21″S 140°17′09″E / 37.67253°S 140.28585°E / -37.67253; 140.28585Coordinates: 37°40′21″S 140°17′09″E / 37.67253°S 140.28585°E / -37.67253; 140.28585[1]
Population24 (2016 census)[2]
Established23 February 1995[3]
Postcode(s)5291 [4]
Time zoneACST (UTC+9:30)
 • Summer (DST)ACST (UTC+10:30)
LGA(s)District Council of Grant
Wattle Range Council.[1]
RegionLimestone Coast[1]
State electorate(s)MacKillop[5]
Mount Gambier [6]
Federal Division(s)Barker[7]
Mean max temp[8] Mean min temp[8] Annual rainfall[8]
19.0 °C
66 °F
8.2 °C
47 °F
708.4 mm
27.9 in
Suburbs around Canunda:
Ocean Southend
Ocean Canunda Millicent
German Flat
Ocean Carpenter Rocks Carpenter Rocks
Adjoining localities[1]

Canunda is a locality in the Australian state of South Australia located on the state’s south-east coast overlooking the body of water known in Australia as the Southern Ocean and by international authorities as the Great Australian Bight. It is about 339 kilometres (211 miles) south-east of the state capital of Adelaide and 49 kilometres (30 miles) south of the centre of Mount Gambier.[1][4][4][9][10]

Boundaries were created in February 1995 for the “long established name” which is reported as being derived from the “Canunda Conservation Park”.[1]

Canunda consists of land along the coastline extending from south of the town centre of Southend in the north to just before the headland of Cape Banks in the south and the land between the coast and Woakwine Range in the east including the entirety of Lake Bonney SE.[11][1]

The land use within the locality consists of agriculture and conservation with latter being associated with land adjoining the coastline which includes the protected area known as the Canunda National Park.[12][1][13]

The historic Lake Bonney Woolwash and Fellmongery Sites straddle the boundary of Canunda and the adjoining locality of Millicent.[14]

The 2016 Australian census which was conducted in August 2016 reports that Canunda had a population of 24.[2]

Canunda is located within the federal division of Barker, the state electoral districts of MacKillop and Mount Gambier and the local government areas of the District Council of Grant and the Wattle Range Council.[7][6][5][1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Search results for 'Canunda, LOCB' with the following datasets being selected - 'Suburbs and Localities', 'Government Towns', 'Counties', 'Local Government Areas', 'SA Government Regions', 'Railways' and 'Gazetteer'". Location SA Map Viewer. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 15 May 2018.
  2. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Canunda". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 22 April 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  3. ^ Kentish, P.M. (23 February 1995). "GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES ACT, 1991 Notice to Assign Boundaries to a Place" (PDF). The South Australian Government Gazette. South Australian Government. p. 678. Retrieved 15 May 2018.
  4. ^ a b c d "Postcode for Canunda, South Australia". Retrieved 24 August 2016.
  5. ^ a b "District of MacKillop Background Profile". Electoral Commission SA. Retrieved 29 March 2016.
  6. ^ a b "District of Mount Gambier Background Profile". Electoral Commission SA. Retrieved 28 March 2016.
  7. ^ a b "Federal electoral division of Barker" (PDF). Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 28 March 2016.
  8. ^ a b c "Monthly climate statistics: Summary statistics Mount Gambier Aero (nearest weather station)". Commonwealth of Australia , Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved 24 August 2016.
  9. ^ "Limits of Oceans and Seas, 3rd edition" (PDF) (PDF). International Hydrographic Organization. 1953. pp. 35–36. Retrieved 18 April 2016.
  10. ^ "AHS – AA609582" (PDF) (PDF). The Australian Hydrographic Service. 5 July 2012. Retrieved 30 May 2013.
  11. ^ Boating Industry Association of South Australia (BIA); South Australia. Department for Environment and Heritage (2005), South Australia's waters an atlas & guide, Boating Industry Association of South Australia, p. 175, ISBN 978-1-86254-680-6
  12. ^ "Development Plan, Grant Council, Consolidated – 11 February 2016" (PDF). [Government of South Australia. pp. 108, 138, 199 and 205–208. Retrieved 29 April 2016.
  13. ^ Development Plan - Wattle Range Council, Consolidated – 7 February 2013 (PDF). Government of South Australia. pp. 107, 131, 205 and 221-2130.
  14. ^ "Former Woolwash and Fellmongery sites, Cottage and separate Cellar". South Australian Heritage Register. Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 26 August 2016.