Whyalla was founded as "Hummocks Hill", and was known by that name until 1916. It is the fifth most populous city in the Australian state of South Australia after Adelaide, Mount Gambier, Gawler and Mount Barker. At the 2016 Census, Whyalla had an urban population of 21,751. It is a seaport located on the east coast of the Eyre Peninsula and is known as the "Steel City" due to its integrated steelworks and shipbuilding heritage. The port of Whyalla has been exporting iron ore since 1903.

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Whyalla Maritime Museum

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Location Information 

  • Population: 21,751
  • State electorate(s): Giles
  • Federal Division(s): Grey
  • Established (yr): 1920
  • Population information is based on 2016 Census data.
Acknowledgement of Country

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