Marion Bay, South Australia

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Marion Bay
South Australia
Jetty at Marion Bay
Marion Bay is located in Yorke Peninsula Council
Marion Bay
Marion Bay
Coordinates 35°14′S 136°58′E / 35.233°S 136.967°E / -35.233; 136.967Coordinates: 35°14′S 136°58′E / 35.233°S 136.967°E / -35.233; 136.967
Population 241 (2011 census)[1]
Established 1872[citation needed]
Postcode(s) 5575[2]
Location 151 km (94 mi) SW of Adelaide city centre
LGA(s) Yorke Peninsula Council
State electorate(s) Goyder[3]
Federal Division(s) Grey[4]
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
20.3 °C
69 °F
13.0 °C
55 °F
432.8 mm
17 in
Localities around Marion Bay:
Spencer Gulf White Hut Warooka
Spencer Gulf
Marion Bay Foul Bay
Inneston Investigator Strait Investigator Strait
Footnotes Location[2]
Adjoining localities[6]

Marion Bay is a small township in the Australian state of South Australia at the southern tip of the Yorke Peninsula. At the 2011 census, Marion Bay had a population of 241.[1]


It is surrounded by beaches and is the gateway to the Innes National Park.[citation needed] The close proximity of the beach and cliffs have popularized Marion Bay as a fishing destination, with Brown Beach in the nearby Innes National Park being particularly famous among recreational fisherman as a picturesque fishing destination.[citation needed]

Water supply[edit]

In 2008, a desalination plant was commissioned to meet the water demands of the summer tourist season. A 60 kL/d sea water reverse osmosis plant now supplies the local caravan park, residents and businesses. The plant was commissioned in response to declining bore water quality and associated problems of corrosion. The plant was designed and constructed by Osmoflo.[7]


Marion Bay is located within the federal Division of Grey, the state electoral district of Goyder and the local government area known as the Yorke Peninsula Council.[4][3][6]

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Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2011 Census QuickStats - Marion Bay (SA) State Suburb". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Postcode for Marion Bay, South Australia". Postcodes Australia. Retrieved 8 January 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "Goyder electorate boundaries as of 2014". ELECTORAL COMMISSION SA. Retrieved 23 July 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "Federal electoral division of Grey" (PDF). Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 July 2015. 
  5. ^ "Summary statistics STENHOUSE BAY". Bureau of Meteorology, Government of Australia. Retrieved 8 January 2016. 
  6. ^ a b "New Ward Structure 2014". Yorke Peninsula Council. Retrieved 21 October 2015. 
  7. ^ "Drinking water for a seaside tourism community". osmoflo. Retrieved 8 January 2016. 

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