Explore the Copper Coast

The Copper Coast Council is a progressive Local Government Authority, committed to further developing the community’s quality lifestyle while enhancing cohesiveness, prosperity and sustainability. Council covers an area of some 773 square kilometres, servicing a population of 15,050 people (2021 Census) and around 400,000 visitors annually. The overall South Australian population trends indicate a slight growth rate, while the Copper Coast is the State’s 11th Fastest Growing LGA with an average annual growth of 1.5% (Source: Australian Government’s Centre for Population).

Located a comfortable hour and a half drive from Adelaide, this region of the Yorke Peninsula is rich in history, hosts some of South Australia’s best holiday beaches and is thriving with coastal developments. Its many attractions and accommodation make the Copper Coast an ideal tourist destination for both local and international visitors.

Numerous active and passive cultural pursuits are supported by the region's many facilities, including historical sites, local histories and museums. The Biennial Kernewek Lowender Festival of Cornish heritage is recognised as one of South Australia's leading cultural events.

The Ascot Theatre in Kadina provides a modern venue for live and cinematic theatre and Art and Community Gallery display facilities have been developed to provide a permanent home for the Kernewek Lowender Art Collection.

The tourist office in the National Heritage listed former Moonta Railway station as well as the Farm Shed Museum and Tourism Centre at Kadina provide excellent visitor information services, supporting the Region's tourism aspirations.

The Copper Coast is fast emerging as a special place in which to live, conduct business and visit. The districts population, both permanent and visitors, continues to grow as people seek to enjoy the relaxed lifestyle and the regions many assets.