Elliston Eyre Peninsula

LOCK Population: 270 Lock lies in the geographic centre of the Eyre Peninsula and is part of the District Council of Elliston. The striking silos that form Lock’s grain storage facilities make Lock a strategic delivery centre for the grain grown in the region. Lock is also a service centre for the families on cereal and grazing properties in the surrounding area with school buses bringing in children from properties to the local area school which has about 80 students. Murals on various buildings in the town depict life in this area. Near the silos is the beautiful Kukathu Dam which was built to harvest the stormwater from the sealed areas of the town. A small picnic area provides a comfortable place for bird watching. This dam, as well as the dam built at the south end of the town provides water for the oval, Community Park and Bowling Green. An RV dump point located at the Caravan Park for your convenience is maintained by the Lions Club. History Settled in the late 1860’s, the area originally known as Terre Siding, was renamed Lock in 1918 after a member of the SA Survey Team, Corporal Albert Lock, who was killed in Belgium during WWI. The town was proclaimed in February 1914. ATTRACTIONS Local Conservation Parks Surrounding the Lock district are four conservation parks boasting beautiful wildflowers, native animals, bird watching and mallee fowls. These parks are Bascombe Well Conservation Park, Hambidge Conservation Park, Hinks Conservation Park and Barwell Conservation Park, all of which have no facilities for camping or water, but are available for visiting using a Parks Pass. Fair weather 4WD tracks only. Lock Community Park This park provides good BBQ facilities, shelter and seating, with the area being further developed for the Centenary Celebrations of the Lock township in 2014. You will also find a large monument depicting the development of farming in the area. Federation Park Native Bush garden planted at the Centenary of Federation in 2001. Lock Heritage Museum This museum is housed in the original police station and commemorates all aspects of farming and life of the district. Most machinery and vehicles are in working order. Original school room, Station Masters Office and Police lockup cells and the house. Lock and Districts Community Swimming Pool Open during summer months. The Lock Races Known as “The Oakbank of the West” are held on the picturesque McLachlan Park Race Course 10 kms north west or the Lock township. Shady trees and shelter provide a perfect location for a fun family day out. Great course facilities, full bar and canteen, fashions of the field, TAB, bookmakers, sky channel and internet access are available on course. See the Calendar of Events. More information email: lockraceclub@eyreonline.com Celebrating 50 years on the 14th February 2016. COUNTRY TO COAST FISHING King George Whiting Snapper Tommy Ruff (Herring) Salmon Salmon Trout Mullet Flathead Flounder Blue Swimmer Crabs Squid Sweep Silver Drummer Garfish Snook Mulloway Shark Tuna Kingfish Trevally Sheringa • • • • • • • Lock’s Well • • • • Elliston • • • • • • • Elliston Jetty • • • Salmon Point • • • • • • Anxious Bay • • • • • • • • • Flinders Island • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Talia Beach • • • • • Talia Caves • • • • • Mount Camel Beach • • • • Venus Bay Headlands • • • Venus Bay Jetty • • • • • • • • • • Venus Bay • • • • • • • • • • • • Tyringa Beach • • • • • Baird Bay • • • • • • • • • • • • Sceale Bay • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 8 FISHING TIPS Elliston and surrounding coastline of the west coast is renowned for its fishing. Abundant catches of a variety of fish are right at your doorstep. Your choices are many - Australian Salmon, Tommy Ruff and King George Whiting to name just a few. The chart opposite will give you some ideas on what you can catch and where! Get the latest information on all fish species from FISHWATCH 1800 065 522. SA Size, Bag and Boat Limit brochures available from Elliston Community and Visitor Information Centre and tourist businesses.