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South Australia
Population 406 (2006 census)
Established 1860
Postcode(s) 5277
Elevation 112 m (367 ft)
LGA(s) District Council of Grant
Region Limestone Coast
State electorate(s) Electoral district of Mount Gambier
Federal Division(s) Division of Barker
Localities around Tarpeena:
Kalangadoo Nangwarry
Wepar Tarpeena Pleasant Park
Dismal Swamp Mingbool

Tarpeena is a town on the Riddoch Highway between Penola and Mount Gambier in the Limestone Coast region of South Australia. At the 2006 census, Tarpeena had a population of 406.

The town was named by Governor MacDonnell, after the aboriginal words tart pena which means red gum tree. The town was surveyed in October 1860.

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