South Australia
'Pie Cart' of the horse drawn railway at Mundoora
Mundoora is located in South Australia
Coordinates33°35′42″S 138°04′59″E / 33.595°S 138.083°E / -33.595; 138.083
Population134 (SAL 2021)[1]
State electorate(s)Narungga[4]
Federal division(s)Grey
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
24.2 °C
76 °F
9.0 °C
48 °F
364.3 mm
14.3 in
Localities around Mundoora:
Fisherman Bay Clements Gap Redhill
Port Broughton Mundoora Redhill
Hope Gap
Wokurna Wokurna
Adjoining localities[3]

Mundoora is a settlement in South Australia,[6] 16 km inland from Port Broughton, to which it was connected by the horse-drawn Port Broughton tramway around 1876. Its tram, dubbed "The Pie Cart", which was described as a "kind of second-hand coffin drawn by one horse"[7] and still in operation in 1923[8] was later relegated to the Railways Museum[9] and the line dismantled.


The first local government established in the area was the District Council of Broughton, later called District Council of Redhill. Mundoora was never served by the historic District Council of Mundoora, which was instead based at Port Broughton, 15 km (9.3 mi) to the west. Today the township of Mundoora is in the District Council of Barunga West but the locality is at the meeting point of three local government areas, the Port Pirie Regional Council spanning the north east and Wakefield Regional Council spanning the south east corners of the locality.

Mundoora is in the state electorate of Narungga and the federal electorate of Grey.


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Mundoora (suburb and locality)". Australian Census 2021 QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2022. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Postcode for Mundoora, South Australia". Retrieved 10 July 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Search result for "Mundoora (Locality Bounded)" (Record no. SA0067679) with the following layers selected – "Suburbs and Localities", "Local Government Areas" and " Place names (gazetteer)"". Property Location Browser. Government of South Australia. Archived from the original on 12 October 2016. Retrieved 10 July 2016.
  4. ^ Narungga (Map). Electoral District Boundaries Commission. 2016. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  5. ^ "Monthly climate statistics: Summary statistics SNOWTOWN (RAYVILLE PARK) (nearest station)". Commonwealth of Australia , Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved 10 July 2016.
  6. ^ "2905.0 – Statistical Geography: Volume 2 -- Census Geographic Areas, Australia, 2006". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 8 December 2009.
  7. ^ "Farmers and Producers' Political Union". The Register. Adelaide. 17 July 1908. p. 8. Retrieved 11 April 2014 – via National Library of Australia.
  8. ^ "Ancient and Modern". The Mail. Adelaide. 21 July 1923. p. 6. Retrieved 11 April 2014 – via National Library of Australia. This reference has a photo of the "Pie Cart".
  9. ^ "Port Broughton Pictures". The Chronicle. Adelaide. 1 February 1951. p. 33. Retrieved 11 April 2014 – via National Library of Australia.