District Council of Tumby Bay

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District Council of Tumby Bay
South Australia
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Location of Tumby Bay District Council in blue
Population2,610 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density0.9977/km2 (2.584/sq mi)
Area2,615.9 km2 (1,010.0 sq mi)
MayorSamuel Telfer [2]
Council seatTumby Bay
RegionEyre Western[3]
State electorate(s)Flinders[4]
Federal Division(s)Grey[5]
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WebsiteDistrict Council of Tumby Bay
LGAs around District Council of Tumby Bay:
Elliston Cleve Cleve
Lower Eyre Peninsula District Council of Tumby Bay Spencer Gulf
Lower Eyre Peninsula Lower Eyre Peninsula Spencer Gulf

The Tumby Bay District Council is a local government area of South Australia covering an area of the North Eastern Eyre Peninsula. It was established in 1906, only six years after the town of Tumby Bay was established, when the district was severed from the former District Council of Lincoln (now the District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula) to form the present council.


The district encompasses a number of towns and localities, including Brooker, Butler, Cockaleechie, Koppio, Lipson, Moody, Port Neill, Tumby Bay, Ungarra, Yallunda Flat and part of Hincks.[6]


The District's economy relies heavily on agriculture and fishing, and to a lesser extent, tourism.

The Area has long been a tourist destination, with fishing being a major attraction. A large marina was constructed in Tumby Bay in 2001, which has allowed for easier launching of boats, as well as development of nearby areas.


Ward Councillor Notes
Unsubdivided [2]   Hannah Allen-Jordan
  Laurie Collins
  Ray Hetzel
  Helen Kroemer
  Bob Lawrie
  Geoff Stewart Deputy Mayor
  Samuel Telfer Mayor

Chairmen and mayors of Tumby Bay[edit]

  • James Kintore Schramm (1934-1964) [7]
  • William Robert Pfitzner (1964-1968) [7]
  • Kenneth Howard Ware (1968-1976) [7]
  • Colin Fergus Chilman (1977-1983) [7]
  • Ian James Whiting Pearson (1983-?)


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Tumby Bay (DC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 10 April 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Elected Members". District Council of Tumby Bay. Retrieved 15 February 2016.
  3. ^ "Eyre Western SA Government region" (PDF). The Government of South Australia. Retrieved 10 October 2014.
  4. ^ "District of Flinders Background Profile". Electoral Commission SA. Retrieved 9 September 2015.
  5. ^ "Federal electoral division of Grey" (PDF). Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 July 2015.
  6. ^ "Location SA Map Viewer". Government of South Australia. Retrieved 15 February 2016.
  7. ^ a b c d Matthews, Penny (1986), South Australia, the civic record, 1836-1986, Wakefield Press, p. 601, ISBN 978-0-949268-82-2

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Coordinates: 34°22′30″S 136°06′10″E / 34.375°S 136.102777778°E / -34.375; 136.102777778