Australian Plains

locality in South Australia

Australian Plains is a small settlement in South Australia. Originally, the settlement was founded by German immigrants, in the 1880s. In 2014, it had a population of about 30 people. The post office operated from 1882 to 1971.[1] The public school operated from 1917 to 1956. Before 1917, there was a Lutheran school, which had to close during World War I.[2][3]

Australia Plains
South Australia
Church and school, Australia Plains.JPG
Former Church (left) and school
Australia Plains is located in South Australia
Australia Plains
Australia Plains
Coordinates34°05′49″S 139°09′00″E / 34.097°S 139.15°E / -34.097; 139.15Coordinates: 34°05′49″S 139°09′00″E / 34.097°S 139.15°E / -34.097; 139.15
LGA(s)Regional Council of Goyder
State electorate(s)Stuart
Federal Division(s)Grey
Localities around Australia Plains:
Robertstown Rocky Plain Geranium Plains
Point Pass Australia Plains Bower
Eudunda Peep Hill Sutherlands


  1. "Placename Details: Australia Plains Post Office". Property Location Browser. Land Services, Government of South Australia. 13 October 2009. SA0003564. Archived from the original on 12 October 2016. Retrieved 22 February 2016.
  2. "CLOSING GERMAN SCHOOLS". Daily Herald. Vol. 8, no. 2260. South Australia. 18 June 1917. p. 3. Retrieved 24 December 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
  3. Dreckow, Betty (1986). Hills, Valley and Plains: History of the Eudunda District. p. 142.