Ardrossan is a popular holiday
destination, offering a relaxed coastal position about 90 minutes drive
Population is 1100, and we service the
east coast of Yorke Peninsula, from Port Clinton to the north, and Port
Vincent to the south.
The Yorke Peninsula is famous for high
quality farmland, and Ardrossan is home to extensive bulk handling
facilities, for the export of the grain.
Dolomite is mined by BHP, and shipped
to their various steel making locations.
Cheetham Salt is Australia's largest
salt producer, with an extensive facility north of Ardrossan.
Ardrossan boasts considerable
facilities for a rural town its size.
A community owned hospital provides
acute care, accident & emergency facilities, and brand new aged care
facilities for 25 residents.
3 doctors, and a number of visiting
specialists provide primary health care. This facility is also owned by
Many sporting clubs compete throughout
the Yorke Peninsula.
Ardrossan is fortunate to sit about in
the centre of the area, so travel is limited to about one hour each way in
some cases. Those who live to the north or south can travel up to two
hours each way to sporting venues.
The major sports played are Football
(the real stuff, with the oval shaped ball - not the round ball game you
call football) Netball, Tennis, Cricket, Lawn Bowls, Hockey and Golf
(irrigated fairways, using reclaimed water) .
Additional information about the
area is also available from our local internet service providers home page