Mundoo Island, South Australia

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Mundoo Island
South Australia
Mundoo Island is located in South Australia
Mundoo Island
Mundoo Island
Coordinates35°32′53″S 138°55′57″E / 35.547965°S 138.932528°E / -35.547965; 138.932528[1]
Population4 (2016 census)[2]
Established31 August 2000[3]
Time zoneACST (UTC+9:30)
 • Summer (DST)ACST (UTC+10:30)
LGA(s)Alexandrina Council[1]
RegionFleurieu and Kangaroo Island[1]
State electorate(s)Finniss[5]
Federal Division(s)Mayo[6]
Mean max temp[7] Mean min temp[7] Annual rainfall[7]
20.8 °C
69 °F
11.8 °C
53 °F
394.8 mm
15.5 in
Suburbs around Mundoo Island:
Hindmarsh Island Hindmarsh Island
Point Sturt
Point Sturt
Lake Alexandrina
Hindmarsh Island Mundoo Island Lake Alexandrina
Coorong Coorong Coorong
Adjoining localities[1]

Mundoo Island is a locality in the Australian state of South Australia located on Mundoo Island and some adjoining water at the southern end of Lake Alexandrina about 87 kilometres (54 mi) south-east of the state capital of Adelaide.[4][1]

Its boundaries were created on 31 August 2000 for the ‘long established name’ which is derived from the island and ultimately from an Aboriginal word 'mundo' which means ‘mud’ or ‘filth.'[8][3] In 2014, a portion of land was ‘excluded’ from the locality and “added to Hindmarsh Island to ensure the whole of Hindmarsh Island is within the rural locality of Hindmarsh Island.”[1]

The locality consists of Mundoo Island and a portion of the following waterways adjoining the island - the channel known as the Lower Murray (or the Goolwa) in the north, Boundary Creek to the east and the south-east, the Coorong Channel in the south, the Mundoo Channel in the south-west and Holmes Creek to the west and the north-west.[1][9]

The land within the locality is occupied by the privately owned Mundoo Island Station which has been operation since 1843.[10] Access to the locality from the mainland is a road that crosses from Goolwa to the Hindmarsh Island via the Hindmarsh Island Bridge and then onto Mundoo Island via the Mundoo Barrage.[9]

While the sole land use zoning within the locality is conservation, the land has been used for grazing since 1843 and the South Australian Government recognizes that “farming activities are the predominant uses in the zone and will continue.”[11][10]

Mundoo Island is located within the federal division of Mayo, the state electoral district of Finniss and the local government area of the Alexandrina Council.[6][1][5]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Search results for 'Mundoo Island, LOCB' with the following datasets being selected - 'Suburbs and Localities', 'Counties', 'Hundreds', 'Local Government Areas', 'SA Government Regions', 'Land Development Plan Zone Categories' and 'Gazetteer'". Location SA Map Viewer. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  2. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "State Suburb of Mundoo Island". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 December 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  3. ^ a b "GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES ACT 1991, Notice to Assign Boundaries and Names to Places {within the Alexandrina Council)" (PDF), The South Australian Government Gazette: 948, 31 August 2000, retrieved 16 December 2018
  4. ^ a b c "Postcode for Mundoo Island , South Australia". Postcodes Australia. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  5. ^ a b Finniss (Map). Electoral District Boundaries Commission. 2016. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
  6. ^ a b "Federal electoral division of Mayo, boundary gazetted 16 December 2011" (PDF). Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  7. ^ a b c "Monthly climate statistics: Summary statistics HINDMARSH ISLAND AWS (nearest station)". Commonwealth of Australia , Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  8. ^ Manning, Geoffrey H. (2012). "Mundoo Island" (PDF). A Compendium of the Place Names of South Australia From Aaron Creek to Zion Hill With 54 Complementary Appendices. Geoffrey H. Manning. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  9. ^ a b Boating Industry Association of South Australia (BIA); South Australia. Department for Environment and Heritage (2005), South Australia's waters an atlas & guide, Boating Industry Association of South Australia, pp. 27, 35–37 and 44, ISBN 978-1-86254-680-6
  10. ^ a b "Mundoo Island Station, Est 1843". Mundoo Island Station. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  11. ^ "Development Plan, Alexandrina Council - Consolidated – 24 November 2016" (PDF). South Australian Government. pp. 10, 135, 365–366 and 519–524. Retrieved 25 January 2018.