Wanbi, South Australia

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South Australia
Wanbi is located in South Australia
Coordinates 34°46′08″S 140°18′36″E / 34.768839°S 140.310055°E / -34.768839; 140.310055Coordinates: 34°46′08″S 140°18′36″E / 34.768839°S 140.310055°E / -34.768839; 140.310055[1]
Population 424 (2016 census)[2]
Established 9 July 1914 (town)
11 November 1999 (locality)[3][1][4]
Postcode(s) 5310[5]
Time zone ACST (UTC+9:30)
 • Summer (DST) ACDT (UTC+10:30)
LGA(s) District Council of Karoonda East Murray[1]
Region Murray and Mallee[1]
County Albert[1]
State electorate(s) Hammond[6]
Federal Division(s) Barker[7]
Mean max temp[8] Mean min temp[8] Annual rainfall[8]
23.6 °C
74 °F
8.7 °C
48 °F
271.1 mm
10.7 in
Localities around Wanbi:
Caliph Caliph Veitch
Wanbi Alawoona
Schell Well
Halidon Sandalwood Sandalwood
Footnotes Adjoining localities[1]

Wanbi is a settlement in South Australia.[9]

Wanbi is on the Karoonda Highway and the Loxton railway line. It was passed in 1912 by the Barmera railway line and became the junction where the Moorook railway line branched off in 1925.[10] The contraction of railways in South Australia in the 1980s meant that both of these broad gauge lines closed, except for the branch towards Loxton which was shortened to Tookayerta and converted to standard gauge. That line also ceased to be used from July 2015.

The 2016 Australian census which was conducted in August 2016 reports that Wanbi had a population of 44 people.[2]


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  2. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Wanbi". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 7 May 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  3. ^ Bice, John G. (9 July 1914). "TOWN OF WANBI" (PDF). The South Australian Government Gazette. South Australian Government. p. 66. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  4. ^ Kentish, P.M. (11 November 1999). "GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES ACT 1991 Notice to Assign Boundaries to Places (in the District Council of Karoonda East Murray)" (PDF). The South Australian Government Gazette. South Australian Government. p. 2321. Retrieved 5 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Postcode for Sandalwood, South Australia". Postcodes Australia. Retrieved 9 May 2018.
  6. ^ "District of Hammond (map)". Electoral Commission SA. Retrieved 4 May 2018.
  7. ^ "Federal electoral division of Barker, boundary gazetted 16 December 2011" (PDF). Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  8. ^ a b c "Summary (climate) statistics CALIPH (nearest weather station)". Commonwealth of Australia, Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  9. ^ "2905.0 – Statistical Geography: Volume 2 -- Census Geographic Areas, Australia, 2006". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 8 December 2009.
  10. ^ "The Moorook Railway". The Chronicle. Adelaide: National Library of Australia. 12 September 1925. p. 52. Retrieved 27 June 2014.