Ceduna, The Oyster Capital of Australia

The town of Ceduna is located on the Far West Coast of South Australia, on the scenic shores of Murat Bay on the Great Australian Bight, approximately 780km from Adelaide and 1900 road km to Perth.

Ceduna is the major centre to a large and diverse business and industry sector on the Far West Coast of Eyre Peninsula. The Eyre Highway (National Highway One A1) passes directly through the town.

Thriving Local Oyster Industry

It is also home to a robust oyster industry, with various leases from Denial Bay and Smoky Bay that supply almost half of South Australia’s Oysters. Ceduna has earned itself the title of ‘Oyster Capital of Australia’, which is celebrated at the Ceduna Oysterfest during the SA Labour Day long weekend in October each year.

Oysters Natural
Oysters Natural

A vibrant, multicultural community of around 3500 people, Ceduna provides a full range of shopping, banking and business services for the visitor. Our region offers you a huge choice of coastline for your favourite outdoor activities, or try something new: scuba diving, snorkelling, sailing, surfing or skiing; fish for the delicious King George whiting, explore our outback, or come on a Nullarbor adventure.

Our diverse scenic beauty varies from outback wilderness, to untouched coastline, to the castaway islands of St Peter and St Francis, making it a tourist destination with its own natural charm, having everything you need for a leisurely holiday, without the hustle and bustle.

Just a short distance from our fabulous beaches are dry salt lakes, natural mallee scrubs, wonderful wildflowers and granite outcrops.

Ceduna is set amidst a patchwork of grain farms, natural bush and rugged rocky bays, secluded white sandy beaches and ever-changing seas, and has a reputation as an ideal tourist destination, with its abundant seafood, footprint-free beaches and wilderness, spectacular sunsets, whale watching and friendly people.

Far West Coast Footprint Free Beaches
Footprint Free Beaches seen from the air

Public Toilets

Public amenities are situated on the foreshore adjacent to the council car park on O’Loughlin Tce, and between Ceduna Foreshore Caravan Park and Ceduna Sailing Club. Public toilets open only during business hours are situated in the Ceduna Visitor Information Centre.


Gas barbecues are available overlooking the sea at Pinky Point viewing area,  Thevenard.

Ceduna Foreshore Playground

The Ceduna Foreshore Playground was completed in 2021. A beautiful spot for the family to play and soak in the view of Murat Bay.

Mobile Phone Coverage

Telstra – 4G and digital for most of the district and outer areas

Optus – Available in Ceduna and Smoky Bay.


Ceduna, Thevenard, Denial Bay and Smoky Bay consist of Catholic, Lutheran, Uniting, Anglican, Greek Orthodox and Oasis of God.

Off-Street Parking

O’Loughlin Tce and rear of the Ceduna Visitor Information Centre, Merghiny Drive and East Tce.

Dry Area

Ceduna is a dry area, which means that it is an offence to consume alcohol in a public place. To purchase alcohol from a liquor outlet you need photo ID, and the beverage must be in a closed, sealed bag or box.

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