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Commissariat Point
South Australia
Population 281 (shared with other localities within the “State Suburb of Commissariat Point”) (2011 census)
Established 1994
Postcode(s) 5700
Time zone ACST (UTC+9:30)
 • Summer (DST) ACST (UTC+10:30)
  • 270 km (168 mi) north north-west of Adelaide city centre
  • 11 km (7 mi) south of Port Augusta
LGA(s) City of Port Augusta
State electorate(s) Stuart
Federal Division(s) Grey
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
26.3 °C
79 °F
12.1 °C
54 °F
214.1 mm
8.4 in
Suburbs around Commissariat Point:
Port Augusta West Port Augusta West
Cultana Commissariat Point Spencer Gulf
Cultana Blanche Harbor
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Commissariat Point is a locality in South Australia located on the east coast of the Eyre Peninsula overlooking Spencer Gulf about 270 kilometres (170 mi)* north north-west of the Adelaide city centre and about 11 kilometres (6.8 mi)* south of the centre of Port Augusta. Its boundaries were created in 1994 for “the long established name” which is derived from the nearby headland of the same name. The locality includes the former Commissariat Point Shack Site. Commissariat Point is bounded on its western side by a road named Shack Road which extends from Port Augusta West in the north along the coast with Spencer Gulf to the locality of Blanche Harbor and to localities in the south within the City of Whyalla. As of 2012, the southern end of the locality was zoned specifically for residential development intended for use as holiday accommodation. The land to the immediate west of Commissariat Point is located within the locality of Cultana which is fully occupied by the Cultana Training Area, a military training area used by the Australian Army. Commissariat Point is located within the federal division of Grey, the state electoral district of Stuart and the local government area of the City of Port Augusta.

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