Ballast Head, South Australia

  (Redirected from Ballast Head)

Ballast Head is a locality in the Australian state of South Australia located on the north coast of Kangaroo Island overlooking Nepean Bay about 118 kilometres (73 miles) south of the state capital of Adelaide and about 19 kilometres (12 miles) southeast of the municipal seat of Kingscote.[1][3]

Ballast Head
South Australia
Ballast Head is located in South Australia
Ballast Head
Ballast Head
Coordinates35°45′37″S 137°45′58″E / 35.760410°S 137.766130°E / -35.760410; 137.766130Coordinates: 35°45′37″S 137°45′58″E / 35.760410°S 137.766130°E / -35.760410; 137.766130
Population560 (shared with other localities in the “State Suburb of Nepean Bay”) (2011 census)[2][a]
Time zoneACST (UTC+9:30)
 • Summer (DST)ACST (UTC+10:30)
LGA(s)Kangaroo Island Council[1]
RegionFleurieu and Kangaroo Island[4]
CountyCounty of Carnarvon[1]
State electorate(s)Mawson[5]
Federal Division(s)Mayo[6]
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
19.1 °C
66 °F
11.6 °C
53 °F
488.9 mm
19.2 in
Suburbs around Ballast Head:
Nepean Bay Nepean Bay Nepean Bay (water body)
Nepean Bay
Ballast Head Nepean Bay (water body)
Haines Muston American River
Adjoining localities[1]

Its boundaries were created in May 2002 for the “long established name” which is derived from a headland on its coastline.[1] The principal land use within the locality is agriculture.[8]

The locality includes the historic Fish Canning Factory Site and Jacob Seaman's Hut Site Ruins, which are listed on the South Australian Heritage Register.[9][10]

Ballast Head is located within the federal division of Mayo, the state electoral district of Mawson and the local government area of the Kangaroo Island Council.[1][5][6]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ For the 2011 census, the ‘State Suburb of Nepean Bay’ consisted of the localities of Ballast Head, Birchmore, D’estrees Bay, Haines, Kohinoor, MacGillivray, Muston, Nepean Bay, Seal Bay and Seddon.
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Search result for "Ballast Head (Locality Bounded)" (Record no SA0058082) with the following layers selected - "Suburbs and Localities", "Counties" and "Place names (gazetteer)"". Property Location Browser. Government of South Australia. Archived from the original on 12 October 2016. Retrieved 31 May 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Nepean Bay". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 21 April 2016.  
  3. ^ a b c "Postcode for Ballast Head, South Australia". Retrieved 31 May 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island SA Government region" (PDF). The Government of South Australia. Retrieved 9 September 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ a b Mawson (Map). Electoral District Boundaries Commission. 2016. Retrieved 2 March 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ a b "Federal electoral division of Mayo, boundary gazetted 16 December 2011" (PDF). Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 2 August 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Monthly climate statistics: Summary statistics KINGSCOTE (nearest station)". Commonwealth of Australia , Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved 20 April 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "Development Plan, Kangaroo Island Council, Consolidated – 20 February 2014" (PDF). Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure. pp. 152 and 283–289. Retrieved 8 March 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "Fish Canning Factory Site". South Australian Heritage Register. Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 31 May 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ "Dwelling - Jacob Seaman's Hut Site (Ruin)". South Australian Heritage Register. Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 31 May 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)