Barunga West Council

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Barunga West Council
South Australia
Barunga West LGA.png
Location of the Barunga West Council
Population2,544 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density1.6649/km2 (4.3121/sq mi)
Area1,528 km2 (590.0 sq mi)
MayorLeonie Kerley [2]
Council seatPort Broughton
RegionYorke and Mid North[3]
State electorate(s)Frome[4]
Federal Division(s)Grey
WebsiteBarunga West Council
LGAs around Barunga West Council:
Spencer Gulf Port Pirie Regional Council Port Pirie Regional Council
Barunga West Council Wakefield Regional Council
Copper Coast Council Yorke Peninsula Council Wakefield Regional Council

The Barunga West Council is a local government area in the Yorke and Mid North region of South Australia.[3] The council seat is at Port Broughton, with a sub-office at Bute.[6]


The council takes its name from the Barunga Range in the eastern part of the council area.[7] The council covers an area in the Mid North and bordering the top of the Yorke Peninsula which includes the towns and localities of Alford, Bute, Clements Gap, Fisherman Bay, Kulpara, Melton, Ninnes, Port Broughton, Thomas Plain and Ward Hill, and parts of Mundoora, Paskeville, South Hummocks, Tickera and Willamulka.[8] The main industries are tourism and growing grain.


It was formed in 1997 from the amalgamation of the District Council of Bute and the District Council of Port Broughton.[9] The council boundaries closely follow the boundaries of the six cadastral hundreds of the County of Daly which formed the original local governing bodies in the area in the late 1800s, namely the hundreds of Mundoora and Wokurna (District Council of Mundoora), and the hundreds of Ninnes, Wiltunga, Tickera and Kulpara (District Council of Ninnes).


Ward Councillor Notes
Unsubdivided [2]
  Leonie Kerley Mayor
  Grant Rowlands
  Dave Eason
  Peter Button Deputy Mayor
  Rob Locke
  Rebecca Hewett
  Margaret McDonald
  Georgie Simmons
  Brian Lockyer


  • unknown (1997-????)
  • Dean Dolling (2011-2013?)
  • Cynthia Axford (2014–2018)


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Barunga West (DC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 10 April 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Elected Members". Retrieved 31 March 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Yorke and Mid North SA Government region" (PDF). The Government of South Australia. Retrieved 10 October 2014.
  4. ^ "District of Frome Background Profile". ELECTORAL COMMISSION SA. Retrieved 3 November 2014.
  5. ^ "District of Goyder Background Profile". ELECTORAL COMMISSION SA. Retrieved 3 November 2014.
  6. ^ "Council". District Council of Barunga West. Retrieved 31 March 2016.
  7. ^ "Explanatory Statement and Analysis" (PDF). District Council of Barunga West. Retrieved 31 March 2016.
  8. ^ "Location SA Map Viewer". Government of South Australia. Retrieved 31 March 2016.
  9. ^ "Mid North locals honoured". The Flinders News. 26 January 2016. Retrieved 31 March 2016.

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Coordinates: 33°36′00″S 137°56′00″E / 33.6°S 137.933333°E / -33.6; 137.933333