Elwomple, South Australia

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South Australia
Elwomple is located in South Australia
Coordinates35°17′S 139°33′E / 35.29°S 139.55°E / -35.29; 139.55Coordinates: 35°17′S 139°33′E / 35.29°S 139.55°E / -35.29; 139.55
Elevation12 m (39 ft)[1]
LGA(s)The Coorong District Council
State electorate(s)Electoral district of Hammond
Federal Division(s)Division of Barker
Localities around Elwomple:
Tailem Bend
Elwomple Moorlands
Cooke Plains

Elwomple is a locality in The Coorong District Council in the South Australian Murray Mallee, southeast of Tailem Bend. The northwest corner is the junction of the Mallee Highway which forms the northern boundary of Elwomple, and the Dukes Highway which forms the southwestern boundary.[2] The Bend Motorsport Park was developed in Elwomple adjacent to this junction. In September 2017, before the facility opened, the boundary between Tailem Bend and Elwomple was adjusted so that The Bend Motorsport Park was officially in Tailem Bend, not Elwomple.[3][4]

The Elwomple railway station was on the Pinnaroo railway line which runs along the north side of the Mallee Highway. The Adelaide–Wolseley railway line is adjacent to the south side of the Dukes Highway. The siding opened for goods and passengers in December 1914, administered by the stationmaster at Sherlock.[5]


  1. ^ "Placename Details: Elwomple Railway Station". Property Location Browser. Land Services, Government of South Australia. 21 April 2008. SA0022434. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  2. ^ "Placename Details: Elwomple". Property Location Browser. Land Services, Government of South Australia. 21 April 2008. SA0050003. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  3. ^ Grimm, Nick (26 July 2017). "Council to adjust town boundaries to make 'The Bend' an official part of Tailem Bend". The Murray Valley Standard. Retrieved 15 February 2018.
  4. ^ Burdett, Michael (19 September 2017). "Notice to Alter the Boundaries of Places" (PDF). Geographical Names Act, 1991. Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure. DPTI 2017/17699/01. Retrieved 15 February 2018. and Boundary Alteration of Tailem Bend and Elwomple (PDF) (Map). Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure. 11 September 2017. 2017_17699_01_Tailem_Bend. Retrieved 15 February 2018.
  5. ^ "GENERAL NEWS". The Advertiser. Adelaide. 29 December 1914. p. 4. Retrieved 17 September 2015 – via National Library of Australia.