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South Australia
Calca is located in South Australia
Location in South Australia
Population 9 (2016 census)
Established 12 April 2001
Postcode(s) 5671
Time zone ACST (UTC+9:30)
 • Summer (DST) ACST (UTC+10:30)
  • 444 km (276 mi) W of Adelaide
  • 30 km (19 mi) SE of Streaky Bay
LGA(s) District Council of Streaky Bay
Region Eyre Western
County Robinson
State electorate(s) Flinders
Federal Division(s) Grey
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
23.1 °C
74 °F
12.2 °C
54 °F
378.0 mm
14.9 in
Localities around Calca:
Sceale Bay Yanerbie
Sceale Bay
Baird Bay (body of water)
Calca Mortana
Baird Bay (body of water) Baird Bay Tyringa
Footnotes Locations
Adjoining localities

Calca is a small township around 20 kilometres (12 mi) south-east of Streaky Bay, on the southern border of the Calpatanna Waterhole Conservation Park, Eyre Peninsula.

The land was occupied by James Baird (for whom nearby Baird Bay was named), calling it "Kolka" (Aboriginal for 'stars'). Baird, also referred to as Henry Baird, was killed by Aborigines in 1850. A pastoral lease was held by Adam Borthwick from 10 February 1856 (lease no. 554).

The postcode for Calca is 5671.

The 2016 Australian census which was conducted in August 2016 reports that Calca had a population of 9 people.

Calca is located within the federal division of Grey, the state electoral district of Flinders and the local government area of the District Council of Streaky Bay.

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