Glendambo, South Australia

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South Australia
Glendambo is located in South Australia
Coordinates 30°57′S 135°43′E / 30.950°S 135.717°E / -30.950; 135.717Coordinates: 30°57′S 135°43′E / 30.950°S 135.717°E / -30.950; 135.717
Population 77 (2006 census)[1]
Established 1982[2]
Postcode(s) 5719[3][2]
LGA(s) Pastoral Unincorporated Area[2]
Region Far North[4]
State electorate(s) Giles[5]
Federal Division(s) Grey[6]
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
25.8 °C
78 °F
12.7 °C
55 °F
182.2 mm
7.2 in
Localities around Glendambo:
Coondambo Coondambo Coondambo
Coondambo Glendambo Coondambo
Coondambo Coondambo Coondambo
Footnotes Climate[7]
Adjoining localities[2]

Glendambo is a town in the Australian state of South Australia located on the Stuart Highway about 592 kilometres (368 mi) from the state capital of Adelaide and about 254 kilometres (158 mi) from Coober Pedy. At the 2006 census, Glendambo had a population of 77.[8] [9]

The name of the town was approved by the Geographical Names Board on 13 May 1982 and was derived from the Glendambo Homestead. Boundaries for the locality were established on 23 October 2003 and include both the homestead and the Government Town of Glendambo.[2][10]

As of 2004, the locality was described as follows:[11]

Located 592 km from Adelaide and 186 km north of Port Augusta on the Stuart Highway, Glendambo is an important stopping point on the Stuart Highway as, if you are travelling north, there are no more facilities for 254 km until you reach Coober Pedy. With a population of around 30 people and an annual rainfall of only 185 mm it will never grow into a major centre. It is a comprehensive roadside stopping point with a caravan park, a hotel-motel, a licensed restaurant, roadhouse and general store.

Glendambo is located within the federal Division of Grey, the state electoral district of Giles, the Pastoral Unincorporated Area of South Australia and the state’s Far North region.[5][6][4][2] In the absence of a local government authority, the community in Glendambo receives municipal services from a state government agency, the Outback Communities Authority.[12]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Glendambo (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 30 July 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Search result for "Glendambo (LOCB)" (Record no SA0026463) with the following layers selected - "Suburbs and Localities", "Place names (gazetteer)" and "Road Labels"". Property Location Browser. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 22 September 2016. 
  3. ^ "Glendambo Postcode". Australia Post. Retrieved 23 September 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "Far North SA government region" (PDF). The Government of South Australia. Retrieved 16 August 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "District of Giles Background Profile". ELECTORAL COMMISSION SA. Retrieved 20 August 2015. 
  6. ^ a b "Federal electoral division of Grey, boundary gazetted 16 December 2011" (PDF). Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 20 August 2015. 
  7. ^ "Monthly climate statistics: Summary statistics Woomera Aerodrome (nearest weather station)". Commonwealth of Australia , Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved 20 September 2016. 
  8. ^ Census in Australia#2006
  9. ^
  10. ^ "Geographical Names Act 1991 - Notice to Assign Names and Boundaries to Places" (PDF). The South Australian Government Gazette. The Government of South Australia: 3859. 23 October 2003. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 April 2011. Retrieved 23 September 2016. 
  11. ^ "Glendambo". Sydney Morning Herald. 8 February 2004. Retrieved 23 September 2016. 
  12. ^ "Communities (serviced by the Outback Communities Authority)". Outback Communities Authority. Archived from the original on 2 March 2016. Retrieved 23 September 2016. 

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