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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)

South Australia
This is the one and only Wistow shop
Wistow is located in South Australia
Coordinates35°06′0″S 138°52′0″E / 35.10000°S 138.86667°E / -35.10000; 138.86667Coordinates: 35°06′0″S 138°52′0″E / 35.10000°S 138.86667°E / -35.10000; 138.86667
Population287 (2011 census)[1]
Location11 km (7 mi) from Mount Barker
LGA(s)Mount Barker
State electorate(s)Heysen
Federal Division(s)Mayo

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 strongest clubs in the Alexandra and Eastern Hills Cricket Association. The Echidnas have won five A Grade premierships since the Association was established in 1982 (1993/1994, 1999/2000, 2002/2003, 2004/2005 and 2007/2008).

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.


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Wistow". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 10 April 2013.