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Eight Mile Creek
South Australia
Established 1996
Postcode(s) 5291
Time zone ACST (UTC+9:30)
 • Summer (DST) ACST (UTC+10:30)
Location
  • 399 km (248 mi) south-east of Adelaide city centre
  • 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 Eight Mile Creek:
Allendale East Allendale East
Caveton
Wye
Allendale East
Port MacDonnell
Eight Mile Creek Wye
Ocean Ocean Ocean
Footnotes Coordinates
Locations
Climate
Adjoining localities

Eight Mile Creek 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 399 kilometres (248 mi)* south-east of the state capital of Adelaide and about 24 kilometres (15 mi)* south of the municipal seat of Mount Gambier in the south-east of the state.

Boundaries were created in 1996 for the “long established name” which is derived from the watercourse located within its extent.

The majority land use within the locality is agriculture with a strip of land along the coastline being zoned for both residential use and conservation purposes. The locality also includes the protected area known as Ewens Ponds Conservation Park which contains the system of natural water bodies known as Ewens Ponds.

Eight Mile Creek 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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