Moorak, South Australia

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South Australia
Moorak is located in South Australia
Coordinates 37°51′49″S 140°44′18″E / 37.8635°S 140.7382°E / -37.8635; 140.7382Coordinates: 37°51′49″S 140°44′18″E / 37.8635°S 140.7382°E / -37.8635; 140.7382
Population 955 (shared with other localities in the ‘State Suburb of Ob Flat”) (2011 census)[1][2][a]
Established 1999[2]
Postcode(s) 5291
LGA(s) District Council of Grant[2]
Region Limestone Coast[3]
County Grey[2]
State electorate(s) Mount Gambier [4]
Federal Division(s) Barker[5]
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
19.0 °C
66 °F
8.2 °C
47 °F
708.4 mm
27.9 in
Localities around Moorak:
Burrungule Compton
Mount Gambier
Mount Gambier
Kongorong Moorak OB Flat
Kongorong Mount Schank OB Flat
Footnotes Climate[6]
Adjoining localities[2]

Moorak is a locality in the Australian state of South Australia located in the state's Limestone Coast region.[2]

The name Moorak may be a native word for "Mountain", but not from the local tribe, according to Doctor Browne who was an early landowner.[7]

Moorak is located within the federal division of Barker, the state electoral district of Mount Gambier and the local government area of the District Council of Grant.[5][4][2]


  1. ^ For the 2011 census, the ‘State Suburb of Moorak’ consisted of the locality of Moorak and part of the locality of Compton.
  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Moorak". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 29 March 2017.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Search result for "Moorak (Locality Bounded)" (Record no SA0046076) with the following layers selected - "Suburbs and Localities", "Place names (gazetteer)" and "Development Plan Layers"". Property Location Browser. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 22 August 2016. 
  3. ^ "Limestone Coast SA Government region" (PDF). The Government of South Australia. Retrieved 10 October 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "District of Mount Gambier Background Profile". Electoral Commission SA. Retrieved 28 March 2016. 
  5. ^ a b "Federal electoral division of Barker" (PDF). Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 28 March 2016. 
  6. ^ "Monthly climate statistics: Summary statistics Mount Gambier Aero (nearest weather station)". Commonwealth of Australia , Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved 17 August 2016. 
  7. ^ "Placename Details: Moorak". Property Location Browser. Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure. 5 February 2008. SA0046076. Retrieved 31 August 2015.  vide "History of the South East" page 124 by H.C.Talbot