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Ballast Head
South Australia
Ballast Head is located in South Australia
Ballast Head
Ballast Head
Location in South Australia
Population 560 (shared with other localities in the “State Suburb of Nepean Bay”) (2011 census)
Established 2002
Postcode(s) 5221
Time zone ACST (UTC+9:30)
 • Summer (DST) ACST (UTC+10:30)
  • 118 km (73 mi) south of Adelaide
  • 19 km (12 mi) southeast of Kingscote
LGA(s) Kangaroo Island Council
Region Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island
County County of Carnarvon
State electorate(s) Mawson
Federal Division(s) Mayo
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
19.1 °C
66 °F
11.6 °C
53 °F
488.9 mm
19.2 in
Suburbs around Ballast Head:
Nepean Bay Nepean Bay Nepean Bay (water body)
Nepean Bay
Ballast Head Nepean Bay (water body)
Haines Muston American River
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Adjoining localities

Ballast Head is a locality in the Australian state of South Australia located on the north coast of Kangaroo Island overlooking Nepean Bay about 118 kilometres (73 miles) south of the state capital of Adelaide and about 19 kilometres (12 miles) southeast of the municipal seat of Kingscote.

Its boundaries were created in May 2002 for the “long established name” which is derived from a headland on its coastline. The principal land use within the locality is agriculture.

The locality includes the historic Fish Canning Factory Site and Jacob Seaman's Hut Site Ruins, which are listed on the South Australian Heritage Register.

Ballast Head is located within the federal division of Mayo, the state electoral district of Mawson and the local government area of the Kangaroo Island Council.

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