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Kingston On Murray
South Australia
Houseboats on the Murray River
Kingston On Murray is located in South Australia
Kingston On Murray
Kingston On Murray
Location in South Australia
Population 317 (2016 census)
Established 21 November 1918 (town)
28 September 2000 (locality)
Postcode(s) 5331
Time zone ACST (UTC+9:30)
 • Summer (DST) ACST (UTC+10:30)
LGA(s) District Council of Loxton Waikerie
County Albert
State electorate(s) Chaffey
Federal Division(s) Barker
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
26.0 °C
79 °F
9.7 °C
49 °F
238.5 mm
9.4 in
Localities around Kingston On Murray:
Overland Corner
Wigley Flat
Overland Corner Overland Corner
Wigley Flat
Kingston On Murray Overland Corner
Woolpunda Woolpunda
Footnotes Adjoining localities

Kingston On Murray (formerly Thurk and Kingston O.M.) is a town on the south bank of the Murray River in the Riverland region of South Australia. Its name is ultimately derived from Charles Kingston who was Premier of South Australia from 1893-99. At the 2006 census, the town had a population of 257.


The Sturt Highway now bypasses the town and crosses the Murray River over a bridge. Before the bridge was opened in 1973, there were two vehicular cable ferries in the town to carry traffic over the river.

Kingston On Murray is in the District Council of Loxton Waikerie, the state electoral district of Chaffey and the federal Division of Barker.

Kingston Estate and Accolade Wines' Banrock Station brand have wineries near Kingston On Murray. There is also the Ramsar-listed Banrock Station Wetlands.

The historic Kingston On Murray Pump Site and Feeder Tank Ruins are listed on the South Australian Heritage Register.

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