Description

Kimba is a rural service town on the Eyre Highway at the top of Eyre Peninsula in the Australian state of South Australia. At the 2006 census, Kimba had a population of 636 and it has an annual rainfall of 348 mm. There is 7 metre tall statue of a big galah beside the highway marking halfway between the east and west coasts of Australia. The Gawler Ranges are north of the highway near the town. Kimba is in the District Council of Kimba, the South Australian Legislative Assembly electoral district of Giles and the Australian House of Representatives Division of Grey. The word "Kimba" is derived from the local Aboriginal word for "bushfire", and the District Council of Kimba's emblem reflects this in the form of a burning bush. The town was built on Barngarla lands.

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Roora Walking Trail

The Big Galah

Kimba and Gawler Ranges Historical Museum - SA

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Community Services  


Adelaide Visitor Information Centre
9 James Place,
ADELAIDE SA 5000

District Council of Kimba SA
Cross Street,
KIMBA SA 5641

Kimba Police Station SA
19 Railway Terrace,
KIMBA SA 5641

Kimba District Hospital and Aged Care
15 Martin Terrace,
KIMBA SA 5641

Kimba Community Library - SA
73 West Terrace,
KIMBA SA 5641

Kimba Swimming Centre SA
13 Cross Street,
KIMBA SA 5641

Location Information 

  • Elevation: 263 m
  • Population: 636
  • State electorate(s): Giles
  • Federal Division(s): Grey
  • Established (yr): 1915
  • Population information is based on 2016 Census data.
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Travel To  

Cowell SA 5602 (87.6 km, 1 hr 4 mins)
Port Augusta SA 5700 (158 km, 1 hr 43 mins)
Wudinna SA 5652 (103 km, 1 hr 7 mins)
Acknowledgement of Country

Kimba SA is located on the following Aboriginal Nation/s.

poidb.com acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work.