Stokes Bay, South Australia

Stokes Bay is a locality in the Australian state of South Australia located on the north coast of Kangaroo Island overlooking Investigator Strait about 162 kilometres (101 miles) south-west of the state capital of Adelaide.[2][3] Its boundaries were created in March 2002 for the “long established name” and includes the Stokes Bay Shack Site.[2] Land use in the locality is principally for agricultural purposes with activity limited on the coastline to the north for conservation purposes. A settlement also occupies land immediately adjoining the bay of the same name.[8] Stokes Bay 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]

Stokes Bay
South Australia
Stokes Bay
Coordinates35.660980°S 137.176660°E / -35.660980; 137.176660
Population259 (shared with other localities in the “State Suburb of Menzies”) (2011 census)[1][lower-alpha 1]
Postcode(s)5223 [3]
Time zoneACST (UTC+9:30)
 • Summer (DST)ACST (UTC+10:30)
LGA(s)Kangaroo Island Council[2]
RegionFleurieu and Kangaroo Island[4]
CountyCounty of Carnarvon[2]
State electorate(s)Mawson [5]
Federal Division(s)Mayo[6]
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
19.1 °C
66 °F
11.6 °C
53 °F
488.9 mm
19.2 in
Suburbs around Stokes Bay:
Investigator Strait[2] Investigator Strait[2] Investigator Strait[2]
Middle River[2] Stokes Bay Cassini[2]
Middle River[2] Duncan[2] Cassini[2]


  1. For the 2011 census, the ‘State Suburb of Menzies’ consisted of the localities of Cassini, Cygnet River, Menzies and Stokes Bay.
  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Menzies". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 21 April 2016.
  2. "Search result for "Stokes Bay(Locality Bounded)" (Record no SA0058386) with the following layers selected - "Suburbs and Localities", "Counties" and "Place names (gazetteer)"". Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure. Retrieved 21 April 2016.
  3. "Postcode for Stokes Bay, South Australia (Postcode)". Retrieved 21 April 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 KINGSCOTE (nearest station)". Commonwealth of Australia , Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved 20 April 2016.
  8. "Development Plan, Kangaroo Island Council" (PDF). Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure. pp. 114–115, 152–156, 169–170, 240–241 and 412–413. Retrieved 8 March 2016.

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