Thevenard, South Australia

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South Australia
Thevenard is located in South Australia
Coordinates 32°08′S 133°39′E / 32.133°S 133.650°E / -32.133; 133.650Coordinates: 32°08′S 133°39′E / 32.133°S 133.650°E / -32.133; 133.650
Population 776 (2006 census)[1]
Established 1923[2]
Postcode(s) 5690
Time zone ACST (UTC+9:30)
 • Summer (DST) ACDT (UTC+10:30)
Location 406 km (252 mi) NW of Port Lincoln
LGA(s) District Council of Ceduna[2]
State electorate(s) Flinders[3]
Federal Division(s) Grey[4]
Localities around Thevenard:
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Footnotes Adjoining localities[2]

Thevenard (postcode 5690) is a port town 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) south-west of Ceduna, South Australia. It is named after nearby Cape Thevenard, which in turn had been named after Antoine-Jean-Marie Thévenard, a French admiral. At the 2006 census, Thevenard had a population of 776.[1]

The port at Thevenard, handles bulk grain, gypsum, salt and zircon. Thevenard is a terminus on the isolated Eyre Peninsula Railway network, and receives several trains daily of bulk gypsum from the Lake MacDonnell mine at Kevin near Penong.[5]

Iluka Resources exports 300,000 tonnes of zircon product from Thevenard annually produced at the Jacinth Ambrosia Mine.[6]

The existing jetty has two berths each capable of handling ships of 198m length overall (LOA) and 28m beam with a berthing pocket 30 metres wide and 9.8 metres deep. A gantry supports a load out conveyor and a discharge boom with a travel length of 160.5m, capable of bulk loading grain at 750 tonnes per hour and gypsum at 950 tonnes per hour, into ships holds with a maximum outreach of 18 metres.[6]

Thevenard is in the District Council of Ceduna local government area, the South Australian House of Assembly electoral district of Flinders and the Australian House of Representatives Division of Grey.[4][3][2]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Thevenard (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 29 October 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Search result for "Thevenard (LOCB)" (Record no SA0066056) with the following layers selected - "Suburbs and Localities" and " Place names (gazetteer)"". Property Location Browser. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 23 July 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "District of Flinders Background Profile". Electoral Commission SA. Retrieved 9 September 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "Federal electoral division of Grey" (PDF). Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 July 2015. 
  5. ^ a b Regional Development Australia - Whyalla & Eyre Peninsula "Port of Thevenard | Major Projects | Eyre Peninsula | SA" Retrieved 2013-11-24