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Port Arthur
South Australia
Established 1999
Postcode(s) 5552
Time zone ACST (UTC+9:30)
 • Summer (DST) ACST (UTC+10:30)
Location
  • 100 km (62 mi) NW of Adelaide city centre
  • 9 km (6 mi) NW of Port Wakefield
LGA(s) Yorke Peninsula Council
State electorate(s) Goyder
Federal Division(s) Grey
Localities around Port Arthur:
Kulpara South Hummocks Beaufort
Kainton /Kulpara Port Arthur Beaufort/ Port Wakefield
Kainton Gulf St Vincent Port Wakefield
Footnotes Adjoining localities

Port Arthur is a locality in the state of South Australia located on the Yorke Peninsula at the northern end of Gulf St Vincent about 100 kilometres (62 mi)* north west of the state capital of Adelaide and about 9 kilometres (5.6 mi)* north of the town of Port Wakefield.

Its boundaries were created in May 1999 for the "long established name." Port Arthur was used from 1861 to 1863 as a minor port for an enterprise moving passengers between Port Adelaide and the towns of Moonta and Wallaroo using the steam tug, Eleanor, and coach services operated by both "Mr Opie's Horse Conveyances" and W. Rounsevell.

Port Arthur is located within the federal Division of Grey, the state electoral district of Goyder and the local government area of the Yorke Peninsula Council.

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