Belalie East
South Australia
Former Presbyterian Church in 1910
Belalie East is located in South Australia
Belalie East
Belalie East
Coordinates33°16′16″S 138°39′13″E / 33.271065°S 138.653742°E / -33.271065; 138.653742[1]
Population62 (SAL 2021)[2]
Established12 April 2001
Time zoneACST (UTC+9:30)
 • Summer (DST)ACST (UTC+10:30)
Location184 km (114 mi) N of Adelaide
LGA(s)Northern Areas Council[1]
RegionYorke and Mid North[1]
State electorate(s)Stuart
Federal division(s)Grey
Mean max temp[4] Mean min temp[4] Annual rainfall[4]
22.7 °C
73 °F
9.3 °C
49 °F
474.1 mm
18.7 in
Localities around Belalie East:
Jamestown Belalie North Canowie Belt
Bundaleer North Belalie East Whyte Yarcowie
Washpool Mayfield
FootnotesAdjoining localities[1]

Belalie East is a rural locality in the Mid North region of South Australia. It is situated in the Northern Areas Council. The boundaries were formally established in April 2001 for the long established local name, relating to the cadastral Hundred of Belalie; however, the modern locality is divided between Belalie and the adjacent Hundred of Whyte.[1]

The Wilkins Highway runs roughly diagonally through the centre of Belalie East, connecting Jamestown and Hallett.[1]

The Belalie East school opened in 1878 and closed in 1959.[5] The Belalie East Memorial Hall opened on 1 September 1923, and survives today.[5][6] A Presbyterian church was built in 1881; its date of closure is unknown.[7] It also formerly had its own coursing club.[8] Belalie East has had three post offices: the first operated between 11 June 1873 and 2 May 1876, the second operated between 1 November 1883 and 31 March 1892 and the third operated between approximately 1896 and 1898.[9]

The historic Coolootoo Shepherd's Hut, a remnant of the significant Old Canowie Station, is located on the boundary between Belalie East and its southern neighbour Mayfield, and is listed on the South Australian Heritage Register.[10]


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  2. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Belalie East (suburb and locality)". Australian Census 2021 QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2022. Edit this at Wikidata
  3. ^ "Postcode for Belalie East, South Australia". Postcodes Australia. Retrieved 13 September 2021.
  4. ^ a b c "Monthly climate statistics: Summary statistics GEORGETOWN (nearest weather station)". Commonwealth of Australia , Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved 13 September 2021.
  5. ^ a b "Place Names of South Australia – B". State Library of South Australia. Archived from the original on 8 March 2016. Retrieved 3 April 2016.
  6. ^ "Minutes of the Special Meeting of the Northern Areas Council held in the Council Chamber 94 Ayr Street, Jamestown on Monday 13 July 2015" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 3 April 2016.
  7. ^ "A FAITHFUL PASTORATE". Christian Colonist. Vol. III, no. 126. South Australia. 4 March 1881. p. 2. Retrieved 4 April 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
  8. ^ "Death of Mr. Ben Williams". The Advertiser. Vol. 95, no. 29, 395. South Australia. 29 December 1952. p. 7. Retrieved 4 April 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
  9. ^ "Belalie East Post Office List". Phoenix Auctions. Retrieved 25 February 2021.
  10. ^ "Coolootoo Shepherd's Hut". South Australian Heritage Register. Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 3 April 2016.