Our region: Limestone Coast

The Limestone Coast Regional Science Hub was established in 2015.

Our region covers around 21,400 square kilometers and has a population of around 65,400. The economy of the Limestone Coast region is based on agriculture and primary production, horticulture/viticulture, dairying, forestry and associated processing and fishing. Our tourism industry is growing, and based primarily around many popular holiday coastal destinations.

We are relatively unique in South Australia in that we are well-resourced, with generally reliable water supplies (particularly in the Lower South East) and available energy. Rich environmental assets include coastal environments, national parks, conservation areas and woodlands

Major towns and centres include Mount Gambier, Naracoorte, Millicent, Kingston and Bordertown, and our region encompasses seven local government areas.

Key scientific features of our Hub are:

  • Agriculture and related issues such as soil, research and water
  • Volcanic grounds – we are part of the Kanawinka Geopark
  • Several sinkholes – eg Piccaninne Ponds
  • Limestone Caves, including Naracoorte Caves
  • Marine Park
  • Wind Farms
  • Geo – Thermal
  • Eco – Tourism
  • Research & Development opportunities


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Want more information?

Got any questions, comments or queries? We’d love to hear from you! Please contact:

Emma Handford
Email: emma.handford@sa.gov.au
Mobile: 0457 844 491



Upcoming Events

Naracoorte Caves Connection – Fossils and World Heritage

  • 9:30am - 3:00pm
  • Naracoorte Town Hall

Naracoorte Caves Connection – Fossils and World Heritage is a free, public event that will reveal the value of the Naracoorte Caves as a World Heritage...