Seal Bay, South Australia

Seal Bay is a locality in the Australian state of South Australia located on the south coast of Kangaroo Island overlooking the body of water known in Australia as the Southern Ocean and by international authorities as the Great Australian Bight.[9][10] It is located about 164 kilometres (102 miles) southwest of the state capital of Adelaide and about 50 kilometres (31 miles) south of the municipal seat of Kingscote.[1][3]

Seal Bay
South Australia
Seal Bay Conservation Park from lookout1.jpg
View (looking west) from within the Seal Bay Conservation Park
Seal Bay is located in South Australia
Seal Bay
Seal Bay
Coordinates35°57′27″S 137°19′18″E / 35.957480°S 137.321610°E / -35.957480; 137.321610Coordinates: 35°57′27″S 137°19′18″E / 35.957480°S 137.321610°E / -35.957480; 137.321610
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
21.0 °C
70 °F
8.9 °C
48 °F
444.0 mm
17.5 in
Suburbs around Seal Bay:
Seddon Seddon MacGillivray
Vivonne Bay Seal Bay MacGillivray
Ocean Ocean MacGillivray
Adjoining localities[1]

Its boundaries were created in 2002 in respect to “the long established name.”[1]

The majority land use within the locality is conservation while a smaller amount of land within the centre of the locality is zoned for agriculture. The former use consists of the full extent of the Seal Bay Conservation Park and part of the western end of the Cape Gantheaume Wilderness Protection Area which occupies part of the eastern side of the locality.[11][1][12]

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


  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 i "Search result for "Seal Bay (Locality Bounded)" (Record no SA0058095) with the following layers being selected - "Suburbs and Localities", "Counties" and "Road Labels"". Government of South Australia. Retrieved 16 April 2016.
  2. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Nepean Bay". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 10 June 2016.  
  3. ^ a b c "Postcode for Seal Bay, South Australia". Retrieved 16 April 2016.
  4. ^ "Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island SA Government region" (PDF). The Government of South Australia. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  5. ^ a b Mawson (Map). Electoral District Boundaries Commission. 2016. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
  6. ^ a b "Federal electoral division of Mayo, boundary gazetted 16 December 2011" (PDF). Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 2 August 2015.
  7. ^ "Management Plan, Seal Bay and Cape Gantheaume Conservation Parks, Kangaroo Island, South Australia" (PDF). National Parks and Wildlife Service, Department of Environment (NPWS). 1977: 11. Retrieved 10 June 2016. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  8. ^ "Monthly climate statistics: Summary statistics KINGSCOTE AERO (nearest station)". Commonwealth of Australia , Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved 16 April 2016.
  9. ^ "Limits of Oceans and Seas, 3rd edition" (PDF) (PDF). International Hydrographic Organization. 1953. pp. 35–36. Retrieved 18 April 2016.
  10. ^ "AHS – AA609582" (PDF) (PDF). The Australian Hydrographic Service. 5 July 2012. Retrieved 30 May 2013.
  11. ^ "Development Plan, Kangaroo Island Council, Consolidated – 20 February 2014" (PDF). Government of South Australia. pp. 135, 152 and 319–327. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
  12. ^ "Protected Areas of South Australia September (Map) 2015 Edition" (PDF). Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR). 30 July 2015. Retrieved 15 April 2015.