The Lower Eyre region encompasses the southern section of the Eyre Peninsula and spans 4 local government areas; Elliston, Lower Eyre Peninsula, Port Lincoln and Tumby Bay. The combined region covers 14,162 square kilometres with an estimated resident population of approximately 24,000 [Australia Bureau of Statistics (ABS) 2017].
The region boasts many attractions, drawing visitors to the region throughout the year. Its breathtaking scenery, spectacular coastlines, as well as its sea life experiences and culinary adventures compete at a national level. Numerous events throughout the year also attract large numbers to the region, with food festivals and fishing competitions.
Port Lincoln is the region’s largest township with its council region population of 14,592 (ABS, 2017). Home to a long standing fishing and aquaculture industry, Port Lincoln also has one of the region’s major export ports and often hosts regular Cruise Ship stops.