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Tarcowie
South Australia
Population 205 (2011 census)
Postcode(s) 5431
Elevation 574 m (1,883 ft)
Time zone ACST (UTC+9:30)
 • Summer (DST) ACDT (UTC+10:30)
LGA(s)
  • Northern Areas Council
  • District Council of Orroroo Carrieton
State electorate(s) Stuart
Federal Division(s) Grey
Localities around Tarcowie:
Booleroo Centre Pekina Black Rock
Tarcowie Yatina
Appila Hornsdale Mannanarie

Tarcowie (postcode 5431) is a town in South Australia. Tarcowie is an aboriginal word meaning "torrential waters". It was named by Governor Musgrave on 20 May 1875. At the 2011 census, Tarcowie had a population of 205.

The dominant industry in Tarcowie is sheep farming, however in recent times wind farming may be taking over as the main industry for the town.

The Tarcowie Landcare Group is based in this town. They are an environmental organisation, trying to protect their patch of the Earth.

The Tarcowie township and southern half of the locality is in the Northern Areas Council. The northern part of the locality is in the District Council of Orroroo Carrieton.

The historic former Stagg Farm Complex, located on the Tarcowie to Appila Road, is listed on the South Australian Heritage Register.

2011 Census

10 fewer people reside in the Tarcowie/Mannanarie district since the 2006 census.

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