De Mole River, South Australia

De Mole River is a locality in the Australian state of South Australia located on the north coast of Kangaroo Island overlooking Investigator Strait about 175 kilometres (109 miles) south-west of the state capital of Adelaide.[3]

De Mole River
South Australia
De Mole River
Coordinates35.728980°S 136.804650°E / -35.728980; 136.804650
Population407 (shared with other localities within the “State Suburb of Vivonne Bay”) (2011 census)[1][lower-alpha 1]
Time zoneACST (UTC+9:30)
 • Summer (DST)ACST (UTC+10:30)
Location186 km (116 mi) south-west of Adelaide
LGA(s)Kangaroo Island Council[2]
RegionFleurieu and Kangaroo Island[4]
State electorate(s)Mawson [5]
Federal Division(s)Mayo[6]
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
22.1 °C
72 °F
11.5 °C
53 °F
534.0 mm
21 in
Suburbs around De Mole River:
Investigator Strait
Cape Borda De Mole River Western River
Cape Borda Gosse Gosse
Adjoining localities[2]

The locality’s boundaries were created in May 2002 for the “long established name” which is reported to be derived from the stream located within its boundaries.[2][8]

The principal land use within the locality is agriculture with land adjoining the coastline having additional statutory constraints to “conserve the natural features of the coast.”[9][2]

De Mole River is located within the federal division of Mayo, the state electoral district of Mawson and the local government area of the Kangaroo Island Council.[6][5][2]


  1. For the 2011 census, the ‘State Suburb of Vivonne Bay’ consisted of the localities of Cape Borda, De Mole River, Duncan, Flinders Chase, Gosse, Karatta, Middle River, Newland, Stun’sail Boom, Vivonne Bay and Western River.
  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Vivonne Bay". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
  2. "Search result for "De Mole River (Locality Bounded)" (Record no SA0027114) with the following layers selected - "Suburbs and Localities" and "Local Government Areas" and "Hundreds"". Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
  3. "De Mole River , South Australia (Postcode)". Retrieved 9 March 2016.
  4. "Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island SA Government region" (PDF). The Government of South Australia. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  5. Mawson (Map). Electoral District Boundaries Commission. 2016. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
  6. "Federal electoral division of Mayo, boundary gazetted 16 December 2011" (PDF). Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 2 August 2015.
  7. "Monthly climate statistics: Summary statistics CAPE BORDA (nearest station)". Commonwealth of Australia , Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
  8. Department for Environment and Heritage; Kangaroo Island Natural Resources Management Region (2007). "Kangaroo Island Natural Resources Management Region - Estuaries Information Package" (PDF). Department for Environment and Heritage. p. 5. Retrieved 11 March 2016.
  9. "Development Plan, Kangaroo Island Council" (PDF). Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure. pp. 117, 159–160 and 267–269. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
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