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South Australia
Melrose Township with Mount Remarkable in background
Melrose is located in South Australia
Location in South Australia
Population 347 (2016 census)
Established 1840
Postcode(s) 5483
  • 265 km (165 mi) N of Adelaide city centre
  • 65 km (40 mi) E of Port Augusta
LGA(s) District Council of Mount Remarkable
State electorate(s) Stuart
Federal Division(s) Grey
Website Melrose
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
 ? ? 550 mm
21.7 in
Localities around Melrose:
Wilmington Wilmington Willowie
Melrose Booleroo Centre
Baroota Bangor
Murray Town
Murray Town
Footnotes Adjoining localities

Melrose is the oldest town in the Flinders Ranges, South Australia. The town was once named "Mount Remarkable". At the 2016 Australian census, Melrose had a population of 347.

The town is known for its proximity to Mount Remarkable and the surrounding National Park, its caravan park and historical sites including Jacka’s brewery and Melrose Courthouse.

Heritage listings

Melrose has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

  • 3 Brewery Street: Keating Cottage
  • Melrose to Orroroo Road: Mount Remarkable Woolshed
  • Melrose to Orroroo Road: Mount Remarkable Station
  • Mount Street, Melrose: Jacka's Brewery and Yard Walls
  • near Melrose: Rankine's Hut
  • Lot 2 Spratt Street: Timber Slab Dwelling
  • Stuart Street: Melrose Post Office
  • Stuart Street: Melrose Courthouse and Police Station
  • Stuart Street: Mount Remarkable Inn
  • 30 Stuart Street: Blacksmith Shop and Dwelling
  • 13 Whitby Street: Timber Slab Dwelling


Melrose has several educational institutions, including but not limited to:

  • Melrose primary school
  • Melrose kindergarten
  • Terka township
  • Wilmington Primary School
  • Wilmington Kindergarten
  • Booleroo Centre District School
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