LOCATIONThe Wudinna District Council is located on Central Eyre Peninsula, South Australia. It encompasses the townships of Warramboo, Kyancutta, Wudinna, Yaninee and Minnipa. The district's main service centre is Wudinna. Wudinna is located on the Eyre Highway, 693km east of the South Australian/Western Australian border and 580km west of Adelaide. To view a map of the district council area relative to the state of South Australia, visit the web site of the Local Government Association of SA.
DISTRICT AREAThe total area of the district covers 5,393.8 square kilometres.
In 2016 the population of the district was at 1,127 (ABS Statistics).
INDUSTRYThe District's prime source of income is agriculture related, predominantly cereal cropping. Sheep and beef cattle are also farmed.
Tourism, small business and mining are evolving as potential alternative industries for the area.
Football & Netball
There are sports/community clubs and ovals located at Minnipa, Wudinna, Kyancutta and Warramboo.
Visiting services include:
Most of the district area has mobile phone coverage, including the townships of Wudinna and Minnipa, however, it is only available to Next G mobile phones.
The local newspaper is the West Coast Sentinel which covers an area encompassing the townships of Ceduna, Streaky Bay, Elliston and Wudinna. However, the Eyre Peninsula Tribune, Port Lincoln Times, Advertiser, Australian and Sunday Mail newspapers are also delivered to the area. 'The Granite' newsletter is a monthly publication produced by the Wudinna & Districts Telecentre and distributed free to all residents of the Wudinna & Districts area.
HEALTH AND EMERGENCY SERVICESHealth Services
The following services are provided in the Wudinna District:
- 23-bed hospital located in Wudinna - 'Mid West Health - Wudinna'
- Pharmacy that provides a range of pharmaceutical items
- Aged care facility located at the hospital - 'Trudinger' (nursing home)
- Various aged care community services through Mid West Health - Community Services
- Visiting CAFHS Nurse
- Central Eyre Peninsula Care Service (Counsellor)
- Eyre Peninsula Rural Counselling Service
Wudinna Emergency Services Complex The Emergency Services Complex was built in 1984. It is situated on Richards Avenue, Wudinna, and serves as a home for the Wudinna brigades of the Country Fire Service, State Emergency Service, and the Wudinna divisions of St John Ambulance Australia.