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Cape Douglas
South Australia
Established 1996
Postcode(s) 5291
Time zone ACST (UTC+9:30)
 • Summer (DST) ACST (UTC+10:30)
Location
  • 386 km (240 mi) south-east of Adelaide
  • 24 km (15 mi) south of Mount Gambier
LGA(s) District Council of Grant
Region Limestone Coast
County County of Grey
State electorate(s) Mount Gambier
Federal Division(s) Barker
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
19.0 °C
66 °F
8.2 °C
47 °F
708.4 mm
27.9 in
Suburbs around Cape Douglas:
Kongorong Kongorong
Mount Schank
Mount Schank
Nene Valley Cape Douglas Allendale East
Port MacDonnell
Ocean Ocean Ocean
Footnotes Coordinates
Locations
Climate
Adjoining localities

Cape Douglas is a locality in the Australian state of South Australia located on the state’s south-east coast overlooking the body of water known in Australia as the Southern Ocean and by international authorities as the Great Australian Bight. It is about 386 kilometres (240 mi)* south-east of the state capital of Adelaide and 24 kilometres (15 mi)* south of the municipal seat of Mount Gambier.

Its boundaries were created in October 1996 for the ‘long established name’ which is considered by the relevant government agency as being named after Douglas Point, a coastal feature within the locality’s boundaries and which was renamed as Cape Douglas in 1996 “to agree with the long established locally used name of the feature.” The following shack sites have been included within the locality - the Cape Douglas Shack Site, also known as the Douglas Point Shack Site, and the Middle Point Shack Site.

Cape Douglas consists of land along the coastline extending from Jones Bay in the west to the Middle Point Headland in the east and including the following features - the Cape Douglas headland and Umpherstone Bay on its eastern side.

The land use within the locality is dominated by agriculture with land adjoining the coastline which includes the protected area known as the Douglas Point Conservation Park being zoned for conservation and an area overlooking Umpherstone Bay being zoned for residential use.

Cape Douglas is located within the federal division of Barker, the state electoral district of Mount Gambier and the local government area of the District Council of Grant.

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