COVID-19 update

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak (Coronavirus) in Australia and across the globe, Wakefield Regional Council is taking proactive measures to stop the spread. Our front counter remains open but please call or email us in the first instance. We are trying to minimise risk to our people and our community so, if you can carry out business with us online or on phone, do so.

Find out about our response and important information for residents and businesses

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Tourist information

Wakefield Regional Council is nestled neatly between the Clare Valley tourism region and the Yorke Peninsula tourism region. Wakefield is the gateway to most of SA's premier tourism regions, including the Flinders Ranges, the Copper Coast, the Outback and of course the Yorke Peninsula and Clare Valley.

Find out more about what to see and do and where to stay on the Yorke Peninsula or browse the Yorke Peninsula Visitor Guide PDF flipbook.

Explore one of Australia's oldest wine regions, Clare Valley . Discover heritage towns, trails, boutique wineries, museums, galleries and beautiful scenery.

Visit Ian Roberts' wonderful Medika Gallery on the Clare Valley Art Trail before popping in to see the latest exhibition at the historic Balaklava Courthouse Gallery.

Port Wakefield Old Courthouse/Police station museum

Heritage Courthouse Museum, opening times 1st Sunday of each month 2pm - 4pm  or by appointment (phone 0428 671 09/0409 286 177).

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Balaklava Museum

In 1972 the Balaklava and District Historical society was formed and in 1975 it became a branch of the National Trust of South Australia. Early in 2004 the Balaklava group severed it's connection with the National Trust to become "Balaklava Museum Inc"

Now owned by the Wakefield Regional Council the maintenance and running of the Museum has been entrusted to the members of Balaklava Museum Inc.

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Visit and Discover a Wealth of History

Opening Times :

  • 2nd and 4th Sunday of Each Month
  • 2.30pm - 4.30pm
  • Other times by appointment

Contact Information


08 88621854

Postal address

41 Short Terrace, Balaklava South Australia 5461

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