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Victor Harbor SA

Victor Harbor

Postcode: 5211

Victor Harbor is a city located on the coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula, located 80km south of Adelaide, South Australia. The city is the largest population centre on the peninsula, with an economy based upon agriculture, fisheries and various industries. It is also a highly popular tourist destination, with the city’s population greatly expanded during the summer holidays.

The area has a population of around 13,000, but can swell to close to 50,000 in summer time, and was declared a city in 2000. As a Local Government Area, the City of Victor Harbor includes the surrounding rural area and the contiguous township of Encounter Bay as well as the town of Victor Harbor itself; its total area is 34,463 hectare. It shares boundaries with the District Councils of Yankalilla and Alexandrina Councils. The city is in the state electoral district of Finniss and the federal Division of Mayo.

This town hosts a three day schoolies festival in late November mainly for South Australian school leavers. The centre of the town is a dry zone and hosts various live music and other events for participants.