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Wharminda is located in South Australia
Location in South Australia
Established 1998
Postcode(s) 5603
Time zone ACST (UTC+9:30)
 • Summer (DST) ACST (UTC+10:30)
Location 242 km (150 mi) west of Adelaide
LGA(s) District Council of Cleve
Region Eyre Western
County Jervois
State electorate(s) Flinders
Federal Division(s) Grey
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
22.6 °C
73 °F
11.5 °C
53 °F
356.9 mm
14.1 in
Suburbs around Wharminda:
Hincks Verran Verran
Hincks Wharminda Verran
Butler Butler
Port Neill
Port Neill
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Adjoining localities

Wharminda is a locality in the Australian state of South Australia located on the Eyre Peninsula about 242 kilometres (150 miles) west of the state capital of Adelaide.

Its boundaries were created in 1998 in respect to "the long established name" which is reported as being derived from the "native name of a spring and range of hills in the area", with the spring being known as "The Wharminda Soak", and the literal translation of the word "Wharminda" being "weak water".

Wharminda Primary School opened as Wharminda Siding School in 1914. The locality also contains a hall, library and tennis courts.

A postal receiving office opened at Wharminda on 5 January 1914, became a licensed post office on 11 January 1994, and closed on 24 September 1999. It also formerly had a siding on the Eyre Peninsula Railway, which still runs through Wharminda.

The principal land use within the locality is ‘primary production’ which mainly concerned with "grazing and cropping." It also includes the protected area known as the Wharminda Conservation Park.

Wharinda is located within the federal division of Grey, the state electoral district of Flinders and the local government area of the District Council of Cleve.

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