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South Australia
Established 1999
Postcode(s) 5690
Time zone ACST (UTC+9:30)
 • Summer (DST) ACST (UTC+10:30)
  • 584 km (363 mi) NW of Adelaide city centre
  • 33 km (21 mi) SE of Ceduna
LGA(s) District Council of Ceduna
State electorate(s) Flinders
Federal Division(s) Grey
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
23.5 °C
74 °F
10.4 °C
51 °F
294.6 mm
11.6 in
Suburbs around Charra:
Watraba Watraba
Penong Charra Ceduna
Great Australian Bight Great Australian Bight Tourville Bay
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Adjoining localities

Charra is a locality in the Australian state of South Australia located on the state’s west coast overlooking the Great Australian Bight about 584 kilometres (363 mi)* north-west of the Adelaide city centre and about 33 kilometres (21 mi)* west of the town centre of Ceduna.

Charra was first used in 1864 in the name of a pastoral lease known as the “Charra Run” which was held by Messrs. R.B. Smith and W.R. Swan. A government town of the same name was surveyed in 1889 and was ‘ceased’ on 16 May 1929. The name was later given to a railway station on the Penong branch of the Eyre Peninsula Railway which is located within the present locality. The name was given to the locality were created in January 1999 and whose boundaries include the ceased government town. Three schools are connected historically to the name with the first operating from 1897 to 1902, the second, the Charra Plains School, operating from 1933 to 1940 and the third, the Charra Woolshed School, which operated from 1904 to 1931 when it was renamed as "Uworra" until its closure in 1944.

As of 2012, the majority land use within the locality was agriculture while the land adjoining the coastline in the south being zoned for conservation.

Charra is located within the federal Division of Grey, the state electoral district of Flinders and the local government area of the District Council of Ceduna.

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