Karkoo, South Australia

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South Australia
Wagner Rd Karkoo SA.JPG
Wagner Road near Karkoo
Karkoo is located in South Australia
Coordinates 34°2′S 135°44′E / 34.033°S 135.733°E / -34.033; 135.733Coordinates: 34°2′S 135°44′E / 34.033°S 135.733°E / -34.033; 135.733
Postcode(s) 5632 since 1 July 2012 (previously 5607)[1]
Location 63 km (39 mi) north of Port Lincoln
LGA(s) District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula
Region Eyre and Western[2]
County Musgrave[1]
State electorate(s) Flinders[3]
Federal Division(s) Grey[4]
Localities around Karkoo:
Tooligie Hincks
Mitchell Karkoo Brooker
Kapinnie Yeelanna

Karkoo is a small rural centre located 20 km to the north of Cummins in the centre of Eyre Peninsula, South Australia. It is located in an agricultural district where the main economic activities are cereal growing (mainly wheat and barley) and sheep grazing, and most of the district's small population live on surrounding farms.

The town of Karkoo itself has only a few residences and facilities, which include a district hall and Country Fire Service brigade. The nearest shops are in the nearby town of Cummins.

Karkoo Primary School opened as the "Hundred of Shannon School" in 1909 and was renamed Karkoo in 1937.[5] It closed at the end of the 2010 school year due to low student numbers.[6] Karkoo Post Office opened on 1 April 1933 and closed on 29 April 1988.[7]

Karkoo is connected with Port Lincoln to the south and Lock to the north by the Tod Highway and by the narrow gauge Eyre Peninsula Railway.

The bounded locality of Karkoo surrounding the town includes the Shannon Conservation Park in its northwestern corner.

Karkoo is located within the federal division of Grey, the state electoral district of Flinders and the local government area of the District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula.[4][3][1]


  1. ^ a b c "Placename Details: Karkoo with the following layers selected - "suburbs and localities" and "Counties"". Property Location Browser. Government of South Australia. 24 September 2013. SA0034253. Retrieved 11 March 2016. Australia Post advised of a postcode change from 5607 to 5632 effective from 1 July 2012 
  2. ^ "Eyre Western SA Government region" (PDF). The Government of South Australia. Retrieved 10 October 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "District of Flinders Background Profile". Electoral Commission SA. Retrieved 9 September 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "Federal electoral division of Grey" (PDF). Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 July 2015. 
  5. ^ "Place Names of South Australia - K". Manning Index of South Australian History. State Library of South Australia. Retrieved 30 December 2016. 
  6. ^ "Karkoo school to close in 2011". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 19 August 2010. Retrieved 30 December 2016. 
  7. ^ "Karkoo". Post Office Reference. Premier Postal. Retrieved 30 December 2016. 

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