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District Council of Elliston

District Council of Elliston
South Australia
Location of the District Council of Elliston
Population 1,169 (2009)[1]
 • Density 0.1798/km2 (0.466/sq mi)
Established 1887
Area 6,500 km2 (2,509.7 sq mi)
Mayor Patrick Clark
Council seat Elliston
Region Eyre and Western[2]
State electorate(s) Flinders
Federal Division(s) Grey
LGAs around District Council of Elliston:
District Council of Streaky Bay Wudinna District Council District Council of Kimba
District Council of Elliston District Council of Cleve
District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula District Council of Tumby Bay

The District Council of Elliston is a local government area covering around 6500 km2 on the Western Eyre Peninsula in South Australia. Established in 1887, the district has a diverse economy, with agriculture, commercial fishing and tourism making up the majority of the local economy.


The council underwent boundary alterations in 1989 and the council now encompasses the following main towns:

A number of smaller towns and areas are also encompassed in the district:

Bramfield, Colton, Kopi, McLachlan, Mount Damper, Mount Wedge, Murdinga, Polda, Sheringa, Talia, Tooligie, and Warrachie.


The district's economy relies on a combination of agriculture and seafood harvesting. Cereal crops and sheep are the main focuses of farming, with abalone and crayfish being important to professional fishermen].

The district has two health facilities; A hospital at Elliston and a medical centre located in Lock. Three schools exist in the district, as well as a community library in Lock. As with most districts on the Eyre Peninsula, there are a variety of sporting clubs and a number of jetties for recreational fishermen.

Elected members

Chairman: Pat Clark

Deputy Chairman: Kym Callaghan


  • Malcolm Hancock
  • Peter Hitchcock
  • Creagh McGlasson
  • Grant Rumbelow
  • Gary White

Senior staff

CEO: Rob Foster


The Meetings of Council are held on the third Tuesday of each month. Meetings commence at 9.30 am and include a ten minute question time which is open to the public.

External links

  • LGA Site
  • Council Page


  • Gillman, Dianne. The Custodians. ISBN . 
  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (30 March 2010). "Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2008–09". Retrieved 4 June 2010. 
  2. ^ "Eyre Western SA Government region". The Government of South Australia. Retrieved 10 October 2014. 

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