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South Australia
This is the one and only Wistow shop
Population 287 (2011 census)
Postcode(s) 5251
Location 11 km (7 mi) from Mount Barker
LGA(s) Mount Barker
State electorate(s) Heysen
Federal Division(s) Mayo

Wistow is a small town, just outside Mount Barker, on Wellington Road. It is a town formed around the intersection of Wellington Road (Mount Barker to Wellington) and Strathalbyn Road (Wistow to Strathalbyn)

It is home to a general store, a hall and a church. The general store also has a petrol pump available for vehicle refuelling. It has a cricket ground on the top of a hill. The Wistow Cricket Club, known as the Echidnas, has played on the hill since the early 1900s, and is one of the most successful clubs in the Alexandria and Eastern Hills Cricket Association, having participated in six of the last eight A-Grade Grand Finals, winning 4 of them.

The Wistow Community Association is an active community group that runs the Wistow County Market every 3rd Saturday, has frequent social events and publishes a regular newsletter. The Wistow Community Hall, owned by the Association is leased out to a variety of sporting, social and environmental groups.

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