Mount Gambier


About Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier is located on the Princes Highway between Adelaide and Melbourne. It is surrounded by rich and generous pastoral land, perfect for the production of high quality cheeses and other produce. There are many things to do in the city, like exploring the limestone caves and sinkholes such as the Cave Gardens, Umpherston cave and Engelbrecht cave. A trip to view the Blue Lake is a must.

Mount Gambier offers excellent shopping and delicious taste sensations! Some of the local produce can be sampled in specialty stores in the city centre, or travel out to the berry and dairy farms to taste and view production first hand.


Safeway, Coles and IGA are the main supermarket chains located in Mount Gambier. Please note that the opening hours are typically more restricted than those in the city, and in most towns the typical opening hours are from 7am-10pm daily.
The Mount Gambier Market is held every Saturday at the Rotary Club behind Harvey Norman on the Jubilee Hwy and the Blue Lake Market is held every Sunday at 155 Commercial St West.

Useful Information

There are 4 major banks including the Bendigo Community Bank, Primary Industry Bank, Westpac and Rabobank. Bank hours are typically 9.00am-4.00pm Monday to Friday, although ATMs allow 24/7 access to funds.

The Mount Gambier Public Library is located in Watson Terrace and is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9am-6pm, 9am-7pm Thursday and 9.30am-12.30pm on a Saturday.

Internet Access
Internet access is available to students at the Mount Gambier Public Library. Further details can be found under 'Libraries' on this page.

Post Offices
There are 3 Post Offices in Mount Gambier, the first two are located at 30 Helen St and 226 Commercial Rd and are open from 9am-5pm Monday-Friday. There is also one located at 230A Commercial Rd that is open 8am-5.30pm Monday-Friday and 9am-Midday Saturday.

Travel Times

Mount Gambier is located 435 kilometres south east of Adelaide and is accessible by both car and train.
The travel time is approximately 4 hours 45 minutes by car from Adelaide to Mount Gambier. 
Mount Gambier is accessible from Adelaide by both car and bus.

For information on transport from Adelaide to Mount Gambier visit Premier Stateliner.

Further Information

For more information on Mount Gambier and the surrounding areas go here

or contact the Mount Gambier Visitor Information Centre:
Jubilee Highway
Mt Gambier, SA 5291
Ph: (08) 8724 9750

Orientation Tours can be arranged for students whilst they are on placement, or for a Map of Mount Gambier visit Wilkins Tourist Maps.  Select South Australia from the list of State Maps and then select ‘Mount Gambier’ from the list of SA Maps.