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Mount Schank
South Australia
Mount Schank from Port MacDonnell road.jpg
View of Mount Schank from the road to Port MacDonnell.
Established 1996
Postcode(s) 5291
Time zone ACST (UTC+9:30)
 • Summer (DST) ACST (UTC+10:30)
  • 385 km (239 mi) south-east of Adelaide city centre
  • 14 km (9 mi) south of Mount Gambier
LGA(s) District Council of Grant
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 Mount Schank:
Kongorong Moorak
OB Flat
OB Flat
Kongorong Mount Schank Caveton
Cape Douglas Cape Douglas
Allendale East
Footnotes Coordinates
Adjoining localities

Mount Schank is a locality in the Australian state of South Australia located about 385 kilometres (239 mi)* south-east of the Adelaide city centre and 14 kilometres (8.7 mi)* south of the centre of Mount Gambier in the south-east of the state.

Mount Schank originally began as a private sub-division of land within the cadastral unit of the Hundred of MacDonnell. Boundaries were created in October 1996 for the “long established name.”

Mount Schank consists of land adjoining both sides of the Riddoch Highway between Mount Gambier to the north and Port MacDonnell to the south. The locality includes a number of geological features consisting of the extinct volcano, Mount Schank which is located on the eastern side of the Riddoch Highway and a number of water-filled sinkholes such as the Little Blue Lake located on land to the west of the Riddoch Highway. The majority land use within the locality is agriculture with an area located between the Riddoch highway and the western side of the extinct volcano is zoned for industrial purposes.

The following places within Mount Schank are listed on the South Australian Heritage Register:

  • Mount Salt Limestone Track
  • Mount Schank state heritage area

Mount Schank 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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