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
Coordinates35°14′31″S 136°58′41″E / 35.241867°S 136.978179°E / -35.241867; 136.978179Coordinates: 35°14′31″S 136°58′41″E / 35.241867°S 136.978179°E / -35.241867; 136.978179[1]
Population172 (2016 census)[2]
Established1872[citation needed]
Location151 km (94 mi) SW of Adelaide
LGA(s)Yorke Peninsula Council
RegionYorke and Mid North[4]
State electorate(s)Narungga[5]
Federal division(s)Grey[6]
Mean max temp[7] Mean min temp[7] Annual rainfall[7]
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
Adjoining localities[1]

Marion Bay is a small township in the Australian state of South Australia at the southern tip of the Yorke Peninsula. At the 2016 census, Marion Bay had a population of 172.[2] Historically, it formed part of Narungga lands.[citation needed]


It is surrounded by beaches and is the gateway to the Dhilba Guuranda–Innes National Park. 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.[8]


Marion Bay is located within the federal Division of Grey, the state electoral district of Narungga and the local government area known as the Yorke Peninsula Council.[6][5][1]

In popular culture[edit]

Marion Bay features in Tricia Stringer's 2020 novel The family inheritance.

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Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Search results for 'Marion Bay, LOCB' with the following datasets being selected – 'Suburbs and Localities', 'Counties', 'Local Government Areas' and 'Gazetteer'". Government of South Australia. Retrieved 5 November 2018.
  2. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Marion Bay". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2 February 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  3. ^ a b "Postcode for Marion Bay, South Australia". Postcodes Australia. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  4. ^ "Yorke and Mid North SA Government region" (PDF). The Government of South Australia. Retrieved 28 April 2017.
  5. ^ a b Narungga (Map). Electoral District Boundaries Commission. 2016. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  6. ^ a b "Federal electoral division of Grey" (PDF). Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 July 2015.
  7. ^ a b c "Summary statistics STENHOUSE BAY". Bureau of Meteorology, Government of Australia. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  8. ^ "Drinking water for a seaside tourism community". osmoflo. Retrieved 8 January 2016.

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