Mount Bryan, South Australia

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Mount Bryan
South Australia
Mount Bryan is located in South Australia
Mount Bryan
Mount Bryan
Coordinates 33°33′02″S 138°53′36″E / 33.5506°S 138.8934°E / -33.5506; 138.8934Coordinates: 33°33′02″S 138°53′36″E / 33.5506°S 138.8934°E / -33.5506; 138.8934
Population 355 (shared with other localities within the “State Suburb of Booborowie”) (2011 census)[1][a]
Postcode(s) 5418 [2]
LGA(s) Regional Council of Goyder
State electorate(s) Electoral district of Stuart [2]
Federal Division(s) Division of Grey [2]
Localities around Mount Bryan:
North Booborowie
Hallett Mount Bryan East
Booborowie Mount Bryan Mount Bryan East
Burra Burra Burra

Mount Bryan is a town in north-east South Australia. The town is situated on the Barrier Highway and former Peterborough railway line, 20 kilometres (12 mi) north of Burra, in the Regional Council of Goyder. At the 2006 census, Mount Bryan had a population of 137.[3]

The town was named after a nearby peak, Mount Bryan, which was discovered in December 1839 by Governor George Gawler and who named it in honour of Henry Bryan, a young man who became lost and perished of thirst during Gawler's expedition. Among those accompanying Gawler were Charles Sturt and Henry Inman.

Once the heart of a thriving farming community, including some of Australia's best known Merino sheep studs, the town today is largely represented by the Mount Bryan Hotel—an old pub.

At the northern end of the Mount Lofty Ranges, the views of and from the surrounding hills are scenic. A popular route is north east to Sir Hubert Wilkins cottage, the restored home in which the polar explorer was born and grew up.[4]

The addition of Hallett Wind Farm in the late 2000s and early 2010s has seen wind generating energy from some of the ridge-tops north of Mount Bryan.

The historic Mackerode Homestead is listed on the South Australian Heritage Register.[5]


  1. ^ For the 2011 census, the ‘State Suburb of Booborowie’ consisted of the localities of Booborowie, North Booborowie and Mount Bryan.
  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Booborowie". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 17 January 2017.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b c "Search result(s) for Mount Bryan 5418". Location SA Map Viewer. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 16 February 2016. 
  3. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Mount Bryan (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 11 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "Sir Hubert Wilkins - SA's forgotten hero: Keith Conlon visits Mt Bryan in the Outback region of South Australia". Postcards. Channel 9 South Australia Pty Ltd & WIN Corporation Pty Ltd. Retrieved 14 December 2015. 
  5. ^ "Mackerode Homestead (Dwelling, Petrol Room, Shearing Shed, Workshop & Garage)". South Australian Heritage Register. Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 8 April 2016.