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South Australia
Koonibba is located in South Australia
Coordinates31°54′14″S 133°25′31″E / 31.904006°S 133.425353°E / -31.904006; 133.425353Coordinates: 31°54′14″S 133°25′31″E / 31.904006°S 133.425353°E / -31.904006; 133.425353[1]
Population142 (2011 census)[2]
Time zoneACST (UTC+9:30)
 • Summer (DST)ACST (UTC+10:30)
Location586 km (364 mi) north-west of Adelaide city centre
LGA(s)District Council of Ceduna[1]
RegionWay [1]
CountyEyre Western[1]
State electorate(s)Flinders[4]
Federal Division(s)Grey[5]
Mean max temp[6] Mean min temp[6] Annual rainfall[6]
23.5 °C
74 °F
10.4 °C
51 °F
294.8 mm
11.6 in
Suburbs around Koonibba:
White Well Corner Yumbarra Yumbarra
White Well Corner Koonibba Kalanbi
White Well Corner White Well Corner
Adjoining localities[1]

Koonibba is an Aboriginal community in South Australia, west of Ceduna.

Koonibba was formerly an Aboriginal mission, founded in 1901. It was established by the Lutheran Church. In 1914, the Koonibba Children's Home was opened there. The main Aboriginal groups who lived on the mission were Wirangu, Mirning, and Kokatha.

In 1963, the mission was taken over by the South Australian Government, and then in 1975 it was transferred to the Aboriginal Land Trust, which leases the site to a local Aboriginal community organisation, the Koonibba Aboriginal Community Council, Inc., which manages the community.[7]

Today, Koonibba has a population of about 142. It has a public school, the Koonibba Aboriginal School, and a football club, the Koonibba Football Club, which was formed in 1906.

The Our Redeemer Lutheran Church from the former Koonibba Lutheran Mission survives and is listed on the South Australian Heritage Register.[8]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Search results for 'Hardy, LOCB' with the following datasets selected - 'Suburbs and localities', 'Counties', 'Government Towns', 'Local Government Areas', 'SA Government Regions' and 'Gazetteer'". Location SA Map Viewer. South Australian Government. Retrieved 12 August 2019.
  2. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Koonibba". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 5 April 2016. Edit this at Wikidata
  3. ^ a b "Find a post - search result for Koonibba, South Australia". postcodes-australia.com. Retrieved 5 April 2016.
  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. ^ a b c "Monthly climate statistics: Summary statistics CEDUNA AMO (nearest station)". Commonwealth of Australia , Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved 5 April 2016.
  7. ^ "KOONIBBA COMMUNITY | Communities". www.alt.sa.gov.au. Retrieved 29 May 2017.
  8. ^ "Our Redeemer Lutheran Church of the former Koonibba Lutheran Mission". South Australian Heritage Register. Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 13 February 2016.[permanent dead link]

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