Flinders Ranges Council

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Flinders Ranges Council
South Australia
Flinders Ranges LGA.png
Location of The Flinders Ranges Council
Population 1,643 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density 0.39138/km2 (1.0137/sq mi)
Area 4,198 km2 (1,620.9 sq mi)
Mayor Peter Slattery [2]
Council seat Quorn
Region Far North[3]
State electorate(s) Electoral district of Giles
Federal Division(s) Division of Grey
Flinders Ranges Council Logo.jpg
Website Flinders Ranges Council
LGAs around Flinders Ranges Council:
Outback Communities Authority Outback Communities Authority Outback Communities Authority
Outback Communities Authority Flinders Ranges Council Outback Communities Authority
City of Port Augusta District Council of Mount Remarkable District Council of Orroroo Carrieton

Flinders Ranges Council is a local government area (LGA) located in the Flinders Ranges of South Australia.

The LGA is approximately 100 km from north to south, and 45 km from east to west, with a total area of 4,198 square kilometres.

The main towns within the council are Hawker and Quorn; it also includes the localities of Barndioota, Kanyaka and Stephenston, and part of Bruce, Cradock, Flinders Ranges, Moockra, Saltia, Shaggy Ridge, Wilmington and Yarrah.[4]

It was created on 1 January 1997 following the merger of the District Council of Kanyaka-Quorn and the District Council of Hawker.[5]

The LGA adjoins the following to the south - City of Port Augusta, District Council of Mount Remarkable and District Council of Orroroo Carrieton, while the remainder of the adjoining land is within the unincorporated area of South Australia where municipal services are provided by the Outback Communities Authority.[4][6]

Flinders Ranges Council is entirely in the state electorate of Giles and the federal Division of Grey.[7]


Ward Councillor Notes
Mayor [2]   Peter Slattery
Unsubdivided [2]   Ken Anderson
  Ronald Daniel
  Nicole Downing
  Greg Flint
  Julian Hipwell
  Scott Reubenicht
  Clinton Ryks-Jones
  Garry Thompson

The Flinders Ranges Council has a directly-elected mayor.[8]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Flinders Ranges (DC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 10 April 2018. 
  2. ^ a b c "Elected Members". Flinders Ranges Council. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "Far North SA Government Region" (PDF). Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure. Retrieved 10 October 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Location SA Map Viewer". Government of South Australia. Retrieved 15 February 2016. 
  5. ^ "Council". Flinders Ranges Council. Retrieved 2 December 2015. 
  6. ^ "Communities". Outback Communities Authority. Archived from the original on 2 March 2016. Retrieved 15 February 2016. 
  7. ^ "2014 Suburbs, Districts, and Postcodes List". Electoral Commission of South Australia. Retrieved 15 February 2016. 
  8. ^ "Election Results 2014" (PDF). Local Government Association of South Australia. Retrieved 14 February 2016. 

External links

  • Official site

Coordinates: 32°21′00″S 138°02′00″E / 32.35°S 138.033333°E / -32.35; 138.033333

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