Wharminda, South Australia

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South Australia
Wharminda is located in South Australia
Coordinates 33°57′14″S 136°14′45″E / 33.95378624°S 136.24576287°E / -33.95378624; 136.24576287Coordinates: 33°57′14″S 136°14′45″E / 33.95378624°S 136.24576287°E / -33.95378624; 136.24576287
Established 1998[1]
Postcode(s) 5603[2]
Time zone ACST (UTC+9:30)
 • Summer (DST) ACST (UTC+10:30)
Location 242 km (150 mi) west of Adelaide
LGA(s) District Council of Cleve[1]
Region Eyre Western[3]
County Jervois[1]
State electorate(s) Flinders[4]
Federal Division(s) Grey[5]
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
22.6 °C
73 °F
11.5 °C
53 °F
356.9 mm
14.1 in
Suburbs around Wharminda:
Hincks Verran Verran
Hincks Wharminda Verran
Butler Butler
Port Neill
Port Neill
Footnotes Location[2]
Adjoining localities[1]

Wharminda is a locality in the Australian state of South Australia located on the Eyre Peninsula about 242 kilometres (150 miles) west of the state capital of Adelaide.[2]

Its boundaries were created in 1998 in respect to "the long established name" which is reported as being derived from the "native name of a spring and range of hills in the area."[1]

Wharminda Primary School opened as Wharminda Siding School in 1914.[7][8] The locality also contains a hall, library and tennis courts.[8]

A postal receiving office opened at Wharminda on 5 January 1914, became a licensed post office on 11 January 1994, and closed on 24 September 1999.[9] It also formerly had a siding on the Eyre Peninsula Railway, which still runs through Wharminda.[1]

The principal land use within the locality is ‘primary production’ which mainly concerned with "grazing and cropping." It also includes the protected area known as the Wharminda Conservation Park. [10][1]

Wharinda is located within the federal division of Grey, the state electoral district of Flinders and the local government area of the District Council of Cleve.[5][4][1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Search result for "Wharminda (Locality Bounded)" (Record no SA0020829) with the following layers being selected - "Suburbs and Localities", "Government Towns", "Place names (gazetteer)", "Road labels" and "Development Plan"". Property Location Browser. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 28 December 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c "Wharminda, South Australia (Postcode)". postcodes-australia.com. Retrieved 30 December 2016. 
  3. ^ "Eyre Western SA Government region" (PDF). The Government of South Australia. Retrieved 10 October 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "District of Flinders Background Profile". Electoral Commission SA. Retrieved 9 September 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "Federal electoral division of Grey" (PDF). Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 July 2015. 
  6. ^ "Monthly climate statistics: Summary statistics CLEVE AERODROME". Commonwealth of Australia , Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved 28 December 2016. 
  7. ^ "Place Names of South Australia - W". The Manning Index of South Australian History. State Library of South Australia. Retrieved 28 December 2016. 
  8. ^ a b "Index". Wharminda Primary School. Retrieved 28 December 2016. 
  9. ^ "Wharminda". Post Office Reference. Premier Postal. Retrieved 28 December 2016. 
  10. ^ "Development Plan, Cleve (DC), Consolidated – 23 April 2015" (PDF). Government of South Australia. pp. 21, 136–137, 181, and 252–253. Retrieved 29 December 2016.