Moonta Bay, South Australia

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Moonta Bay
South Australia
Moonta Bay is located in South Australia
Moonta Bay
Moonta Bay
Coordinates34°03′29″S 137°34′09″E / 34.058020°S 137.569120°E / -34.058020; 137.569120Coordinates: 34°03′29″S 137°34′09″E / 34.058020°S 137.569120°E / -34.058020; 137.569120
Population1,978 (2011 census)[1]
Time zoneACST (UTC+9:30)
 • Summer (DST)ACST (UTC+10:30)
Location136 km (85 mi) NW of Adelaide city centre
LGA(s)Copper Coast Council
State electorate(s)Narungga[4]
Federal Division(s)Grey[5]
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
23.8 °C
75 °F
9.8 °C
50 °F
330.1 mm
13 in
Localities around Moonta Bay:
Spencer Gulf Warburto North Moonta
Spencer Gulf Moonta Bay North Moonta
Spencer Gulf Port Hughes Moonta
Adjoining localities[2]
Seagate Motel Moonta Bay

Moonta Bay is located in the Copper Coast region of Northern Yorke Peninsula South Australia, adjacent to the historic town of Moonta and Port Hughes.


At the 2006 census, Moonta Bay had a population of 2,042.[7] The area is a popular tourist destination, with attractions including the beach and jetty where children are able to swim in a netted area. The jetty is also a popular fishing area particularly for those wanting to catch squid.[citation needed] The historic Rossiters Point Saltwater Intake and Pumping Station is listed on the South Australian Heritage Register.[8]


Moonta Bay is located within the federal Division of Grey, the state electoral district of Goyder and the local government area known as the Copper Coast Council.[9][5]

Local economy[edit]

Accommodation is available for tourists at the beachside caravan park and motel. There are a range of restaurants, cafes and a functions venue.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Moonta Bay". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 6 April 2016. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b c "Search result for "Moonta Bay (Locality Bounded)" (Record no SA0046039) with the following layer being selected - "Suburbs and Localities"". Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure. Retrieved 5 April 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Moonta Bay, South Australia (Postcode)". Retrieved 6 April 2016.
  4. ^ Narungga (Map). Electoral District Boundaries Commission. 2016. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Federal electoral division of Grey" (PDF). Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 July 2015.
  6. ^ "Monthly climate statistics: Summary statistics KADINA AWS (nearest station)". Commonwealth of Australia , Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved 6 April 2016.
  7. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Moonta Bay (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 11 October 2011.
  8. ^ "Saltwater Intake and Pumping Station, Rossiters Point". South Australian Heritage Register. Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 7 April 2016.
  9. ^ "Goyder electorate boundaries as of 2014". ELECTORAL COMMISSION SA. Retrieved 23 July 2015.

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