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South Australia
Population 412 (2011 census)
Postcode(s) 5303
Time zone ACST (UTC+9:30)
 • Summer (DST) ACDT (UTC+10:30)
Location 26 km (16 mi) W of Pinnaroo
LGA(s) Southern Mallee District Council
State electorate(s) Hammond
Federal Division(s) Barker
Localities around Parilla:
Lameroo Parilla Pinnaroo
Ngarkat Ngarkat Ngarkat

Parilla is a town in the Murray Mallee region of South Australia. At the 2011 census, Parilla had a population of 412.

The town's mascots are "Alf and Edith the Galah and Echidna", which can be found on the signs entering Parilla.

There is an active Church, and payphone.

The historic Surrender Tree at Neptune Farm on Parilla South Road, planted to commemorate the surrender of the Japanese in World War I, is listed on the South Australian Heritage Register.

Transport and Industry

Parilla is on the Mallee Highway and Pinnaroo railway line between Lameroo and Pinnaroo. Parilla has traditionally been a local centre for grain growing, although it is now known for growing vegetables such as potatoes, carrots, and onions. There are bulk grain silos adjacent to the railway line, however grain is freighted out by road, as are vegetables.

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