Couch Beach, South Australia

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Couch Beach
South Australia
Couch Beach is located in South Australia
Couch Beach
Couch Beach
Coordinates34°54′43″S 137°10′36″E / 34.911880°S 137.176750°E / -34.911880; 137.176750Coordinates: 34°54′43″S 137°10′36″E / 34.911880°S 137.176750°E / -34.911880; 137.176750
Population491 (shared with other localities within the “State Suburb of Corny Point”) (2011 census)[2]
Time zoneACST (UTC+9:30)
 • Summer (DST)ACST (UTC+10:30)
Location130 km (81 mi) west of Adelaide
LGA(s)Yorke Peninsula Council [1]
RegionYorke and Mid North[4]
State electorate(s)Narungga[5]
Federal Division(s)Grey[6]
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
21.2 °C
70 °F
11.5 °C
53 °F
443.7 mm
17.5 in
Suburbs around Couch Beach:
Spencer Gulf Spencer Gulf Spencer Gulf
The Pines Couch Beach The Pines
The Pines The Pines The Pines
Adjoining localities[8]

Couch Beach (formerly Couch’s Beach) is a locality in the Australian state of South Australia located on the western side of Yorke Peninsula on the portion forming the south coast of Hardwicke Bay in Spencer Gulf about 130 kilometres (81 miles) west of the state capital of Adelaide.[3][8]

Its boundaries were created in May 1999 for the “long established name” which was formerly Couch’s Beach and which was derived from the Couch family who “owned the land for many years” It is bounded on all sides by the adjoining locality of The Pines.[1]

As of 2015, the majority land use within the locality is agriculture. A secondary use concerns the strip of land overlooking the coastline with Spencer Gulf which is zoned for conservation.[9]

Couch Beach is located within the federal division of Grey, the state electoral district of Narungga and the local government area of the Yorke Peninsula Council.[6][5][1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Search result for "Couch Beach (Locality Bounded)" (Record no SA0040261) with the following layers being selected - "Suburbs and Localities" and "Place names (gazetteer)"". Government of South Australia. Archived from the original on 12 October 2016. Retrieved 9 May 2016.
  2. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Corny Point". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 9 May 2016. Edit this at Wikidata
  3. ^ a b c "Postcode for Couch Beach, South Australia". Retrieved 9 May 2016.
  4. ^ "Yorke and Mid North SA Government region" (PDF). The Government of South Australia. Retrieved 17 April 2017.
  5. ^ a b Narungga (Map). Electoral District Boundaries Commission. 2016. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  6. ^ a b "Federal electoral division of Grey" (PDF). Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 July 2015.
  7. ^ "Monthly climate statistics: Summary statistics Warooka (nearest station)". Commonwealth of Australia , Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved 9 May 2016.
  8. ^ a b "New Ward Structure 2014". Yorke Peninsula Council. Archived from the original on 15 January 2016. Retrieved 18 February 2016.
  9. ^ "Development Plan - Yorke Peninsula Council - Consolidated – 26 November 2015" (PDF). Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure. pp. 261–263 and 397–398. Retrieved 25 February 2016.