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South Australia
Turnoff to Brinkworth
Population 240 (2006 census)
Established 1892
Postcode(s) 5464
Elevation 122 m (400 ft)
LGA(s) Wakefield Regional Council
State electorate(s) Frome
Federal Division(s) Grey
Localities around Brinkworth:
Lake View Koolunga, Yacka Marola
Burnsfield Brinkworth Rochester
Condowie Hart

Brinkworth (postcode 5464) is a town in the Mid North region of South Australia with a current population of 401. It is 32 km north of the regional centre of Clare.

The Brinkworth area was first settled in the 1860s; and the town laid out in 1892. Brinkworth is named after the early landowner, George Brinkworth.


Brinkworth was a junction on the Gladstone railway line from Adelaide to Gladstone in the north. The other line from Brinkworth went through Snowtown to Kadina and Wallaroo. Both were originally built as narrow gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in). These lines were converted to broad gauge 1,600 mm (5 ft 3 in) in 1927 but are now closed.

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