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Long Plains, South Australia

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Long Plains
South Australia
Long Plains Railway Station, ca. 1918
Long Plains
Long Plains
Coordinates34°21′32″S 138°22′41″E / 34.359°S 138.378°E / -34.359; 138.378Coordinates: 34°21′32″S 138°22′41″E / 34.359°S 138.378°E / -34.359; 138.378
Population68 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s)5501 [2]
LGA(s)Wakefield Regional Council
Adelaide Plains Council[2]
State electorate(s)Narungga[3]
Federal division(s)Grey
Localities around Long Plains:
Avon Avon Pinery
Wild Horse Plains Long Plains Pinery
Windsor Windsor Calomba
FootnotesCoordinates[4] Adjoining localities[4]

Long Plains is a rural locality and small township on the northern Adelaide Plains in South Australia, 73 km north of Adelaide. It is divided between the Wakefield Regional Council and the Adelaide Plains Council. The formal boundaries were established in 1997 for the long established local name with respect of the section in the Adelaide Plains Council; the portion in the Wakefield Council was added in January 2000.[2][4]

Long Plains is on the Adelaide-Port Augusta railway line, between Mallala and Bowmans.[4] From 1917 to 1923 Long Plains was the rail terminus.[5]

The Long Plains Memorial Hall was built in 1923 and commemorates the lives of four local residents who lost their lives in World War I.[6]

Long Plains School opened in 1883 and closed in 1973. A former building at the school, added in the 1950s, is now located at the Mallala Museum.[7] A brass band was established by 1880.[8]

Long Plains Post Office opened in August 1881 and closed in November 1976. It shared premises with the Long Plains Store.[9][10]

Long Plains Church of Christ opened in 1903, was destroyed in a severe bushfire in 1948, was rebuilt in 1953 and closed in 1981.[11]

The United Football Club is based at Long Plains.[12] The Club is also home to netball and other sporting clubs.

The Viterra wheat and barley silos[13] and the water tower stand out above the plains.

water tower in 2020
water tower in 2020


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Long Plains". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 30 September 2020. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b c "Search result(s) for Long Plains, 5501". Location SA Map Viewer. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  3. ^ Narungga (Map). Electoral District Boundaries Commission. 2016. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  4. ^ a b c d "Search result(s) for Long Plains, 5501". Property Location Browser. Government of South Australia. Archived from the original on 12 October 2016. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  5. ^ "Mallala now and then - Railway". 13 September 2016.
  6. ^ "Long Plains Memorial Hall". Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  7. ^ "Long Plains School". Mallala Now and Then. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  8. ^ "MALLALA". Adelaide Observer. XXXIX (2142). South Australia. 21 October 1882. p. 11. Retrieved 31 March 2018 – via National Library of Australia.
  9. ^ "Long Plains". Post Office Reference. Premier Postal. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  10. ^ "Long Plains Store". Mallala Now and Then. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  11. ^ "Long Plains Church of Christ". Mallala Now and Then. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  12. ^ "United Football Club". SportsTG. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  13. ^ "Storage Allocation Details - Site Name: LONG PLAINS". ezigrain. Retrieved 17 October 2016.
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