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South Australia
Population 72 (2006 census)
Postcode(s) 5724
Elevation 323 m (1,060 ft)
LGA(s) Outback Communities Authority
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
28.7 °C
84 °F
13.6 °C
56 °F
234.4 mm
9.2 in
Localities around Marla:
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Marla (27°18′S 133°37′E / 27.300°S 133.617°E / -27.300; 133.617) is a small town on the Stuart Highway in north-western South Australia. It is located near the Ghan railway line. At the 2006 census, Marla had a population of 72 and is primarily a service town.

Marla is accessible by train. The Ghan, run by Great Southern Rail between Adelaide and Darwin arrives once per week in each direction.

The township centres on the Marla Travellers Rest service station which comprises a supermarket, pub, motel, caravan park, pool and workshop. It is situated east of the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Lands and is a main service for these lands. There is a police station located at Marla which is a base for police officers working on these lands.

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