Canowie Belt
South Australia
Church ruins
Canowie Belt is located in South Australia
Canowie Belt
Canowie Belt
Coordinates33°11′S 138°45′E / 33.183°S 138.750°E / -33.183; 138.750[1]
Population29 (SAL 2021)[2]
LGA(s)Regional Council of Goyder
Northern Areas Council[1]
State electorate(s)Stuart[1]
Federal division(s)Grey[1]
Localities around Canowie Belt:
Sunnybrae Sunnybrae Terowie
Belalie North Canowie Belt Whyte Yarcowie
Belalie East Belalie East Whyte Yarcowie
FootnotesAdjoining localities[1]

Canowie Belt is a rural locality in the Mid North region of South Australia, situated in 2 Regional Council.[1] It was established in August 2000, when boundaries were formalised for the "long established local name". The name is adapted from "Kanya-owie", an Aboriginal word for "rock waterhole", and was associated with the Canowie Station pastoral lease.[3]

A school at Canowie Belt opened as "Yongala Blocks" in 1904 and closed in 1967. The school had suffered early difficulties when it was found that the walls "cracked badly" after only ten weeks of usage.[4][5][6]

Canowie Belt Post Office opened on 1 December 1902 and closed on 31 December 1946.[7]

Canowie Belt Baptist Church opened in 1904, but has since closed.[4] In 1911, the church reported that "the subject of baptism was not very prominent" in their meetings so as to have regard for non-Baptist parishioners in their area.[8]

The Canowie Belt Hall opened in July 1909.[9]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Search result(s) for Canowie Belt, 5420". Location SA Map Viewer. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  2. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Canowie Belt (suburb and locality)". Australian Census 2021 QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2022. Edit this at Wikidata
  3. ^ "Search result(s) for Buchanan, 5374". Property Location Browser. Government of South Australia. Archived from the original on 12 October 2016. Retrieved 26 November 2016.
  4. ^ a b "YORKE'S PENINSULA SHIPPING". The Register. Vol. LXIX, no. 17, 953. Adelaide. 28 May 1904. p. 4. Retrieved 14 December 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
  5. ^ "Country News". The Southern Cross. Vol. XVI, no. 773. South Australia. 22 April 1904. p. 7. Retrieved 14 December 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
  6. ^ "Hallett Heritage Survey 1996" (PDF). Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 February 2017. Retrieved 8 February 2017.
  7. ^ "Canowie Belt". Post Office Reference. Premier Postal. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  8. ^ Bebbington, David (8 July 2014). Interfaces Baptists and Others: International Baptist Studies. ISBN 9781780783147.
  9. ^ "NEW HALL AT CANOWIE-BELT". The Chronicle. Vol. LII, no. 2, 659. Adelaide. 7 August 1909. p. 12. Retrieved 14 December 2016 – via National Library of Australia.