Towns in Australia

Exploring Australia, town by town

Carrieton SA


Postcode: 5432

Carrieton is a small town situated in the Flinders Ranges of South Australia. It is located between the towns of Orroroo to the south and Cradock to the north. The road has recently been renamed the RM Williams Way in recognition of the area where R. M. Williams had many associations. Carrieton is often referred to as ‘Gum Greek’ country. The town is serviced through a community general store, hotel, post office, and horseshoe view accommodation, and it is a part of the District Council of Orroroo Carrieton. Recently, after large down pours in January, many of the creeks surrounding Carrieton were demolished. Yanyarrie creek 10 km north of Carrieton was especially damaged as huge slates of bitumen disappeared down the creeks. Yanyarrie creek has since been repaired with a detour, after the first detour was ruined again by another flash flood a few weeks after the first one.