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South Australia
Dalrymple Hotel at Stansbury
Population 648 (2016 census)
Established 1873
Postcode(s) 5582
Time zone ACST; UTC+09:30 (UTC)
LGA(s) Yorke Peninsula Council
State electorate(s) Narungga
Federal Division(s) Grey
Localities around Stansbury:
Ramsay Port Vincent Gulf St Vincent
Yorketown Stansbury Gulf St Vincent
Yorketown Wool Bay Gulf St Vincent

Stansbury (postcode 5582) is a small town, located in the southern east coast of Yorke Peninsula, South Australia. At the 2016 census, Stansbury had a population of 648 people. It is located 25 kilometres (16 mi) south of Minlaton and 22 kilometres (14 mi) east of Yorketown. It faces the Gulf St Vincent across Oyster Bay, where shellfish were originally harvested in the 19th century. The town has also been a port used in the export of wheat and barley to Adelaide.


The town was originally known as Oyster Bay, although it was officially proclaimed Stansbury in 1873 by Governor Anthony Musgrave, in honour of a friend.


The town was used heavily as a port in past times, predominantly in the export of wheat and barley to Adelaide. The local economy is still dominated by broadacre cereal cropping.

Dalrymple substation

Dalrymple electrical substation is located at Hayward Corner in the locality of Stansbury, just south of the township. Its name is based on the Hundred of Dalrymple, the cadastral division in which Stansbury lies.

Dalrymple substation is at the end of a 275kV power line into the peninsula. It feeds 33kV lines to various towns across the lower end of the peninsula and receives electricity generated by the Wattle Point Wind Farm.

The Dalrymple ESCRI battery was completed in January 2019 adjacent to the substation.


As of 2018, from mid-autumn to mid-spring, the Stansbury seaside market is held about once a month on Saturday mornings on the foreshore. The country-style market was the first of its kind to be established on Yorke Peninsula region.

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