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South Australia
Murray Lagoon.jpg
Murray Lagoon
Population 560 (shared with other localities in the “State Suburb of Nepean Bay”) (2011 census)
Established 2002
Postcode(s) 5223
Time zone ACST (UTC+9:30)
 • Summer (DST) ACST (UTC+10:30)
  • 140 km (87 mi) southwest of Adelaide
  • 24 km (15 mi) south of Kingscote
LGA(s) Kangaroo Island Council
Region Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island
County County of Carnarvon
State electorate(s) Finniss
Federal Division(s) Mayo
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
21.0 °C
70 °F
9.0 °C
48 °F
444.0 mm
17.5 in
Suburbs around MacGillivray:
Seddon Kohinoor
Cygnet River
Nepean Bay
Seal Bay
MacGillivray Haines
D'Estrees Bay
Ocean Ocean Ocean
Footnotes Coordinates
Adjoining localities

MacGillivray is a locality in the Australian state of South Australia located on the south coast of Kangaroo Island overlooking the body of water known in Australia as the Southern Ocean and by international authorities as the Great Australian Bight. It is located about 140 kilometres (87 mi)* southwest of the state capital of Adelaide and about 24 kilometres (15 mi)* south of the municipal seat of Kingscote.

Its boundaries were created in May 2002 for the “long established name” which is derived from the cadastral unit of the Hundred of MacGillivray in which it is located.

The land use within the locality consists of agriculture and conservation with the former use occupying the northern end of the locality while the latter use occupying the southern end and consisting of the following protected areas - the part of the Cape Gantheaume Conservation Park associated the wetland system at Murray Lagoon and the Cape Gantheaume Wilderness Protection Area which covers the entire coastland including the headland known as Cape Gantheaume.

The locality includes the former Faulding's Eucalyptus Plantation, which is listed on the South Australian Heritage Register

MacGillivray is located within the federal division of Mayo, the state electoral district of Finniss and the local government area of the Kangaroo Island Council.

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