The Wakefield region is characterised by a diverse environment, economy and community. The region is part of the Yorke and Mid North Region of South Australia and boasts some of the most productive farming land in the state, with grain and hay production as well as commercial fishing and intensive animal husbandry (poultry and pig farming).
The region is recognised as an attractive residential location with a major commercial centre at Balaklava surrounded by the smaller townships of Owen, Hamley Bridge, Blyth, Brinkworth, Snowtown, Lochiel and the coastal town of Port Wakefield. Wakefield is also an important gateway to the Yorke Peninsula, a popular intrastate tourism destination which features a wide range of beaches, coastal settlements and excellent recreational opportunities including fishing, boating and camping.
The region hosts one of the state’s largest wind farms at Snowtown, together with the largest Australian inland road/rail intermodal facility at Bowmans. The Council area covers 3436km2 and has a population of approximately 6,660 people.
Visit the online Community Profile to view the most recent information on population and demographic estimates, originating from the released figures of the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
Caravan Parks & Camping
Find out about caravan and camping areas and RV Friendly Towns in the Wakefield region.more
Citizenship ceremonies are conducted throughout the year to officially welcome new citizens to the community.more
Health & Wellbeing
Working to protect and promote a high standard of public and environmental health within our area. Click here to know more.more
A complete and comprehensive listing of community groups is available by clicking here.more
Community Grant guidelines and application forms. Helpful links for securing grants also available.more
Meeting Room for Hire
Wakefield Regional Council offers three meeting rooms for public use. Click here to find out more.more
Country Home Services program provides assistance to the frail elderly people, younger people with disabilities and their carers.more
Community Bus Services and Mid North Community Passenger Network information.more
Would you like to contribute to your local community, learn new skills and meet new people?more