4.0 out of 10

Whyalla

Ranked 4th best suburb in Northern
-33.0356715812 137.5874399238
Great for
  • Medical Facilities
  • Childcare
  • Cost of Living
  • Internet Access
  • Public Transport
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Beach Lovers

Reviews

2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Dec 28, 2015

"Too many ferals moving in"

I have lived in Whyalla all my life, and unfortunately it is turning into a real epicentre for dropkicks and bogans. They have navigated their way here from all over the place and they have taken over the shopping centres, the roads and the schools. They litter everywhere, too lazy to find a bin, just have a look at McDonald's car park and you'll see what I mean, no respect for anything. Contrary to popular belief among locals, Whyalla is not a community minded town, too many people with their own agendas to be anything remotely community spirited. I you want community spirit, go to Port Pirie.
Cons
  • Being overtaken by the Australian Army
  • Too many yobbos, ferals and bogans
  • No community pride
Recommended for
  • Beach Lovers
3/5
2yrs+

"Industrial City on the Spencer Gulf"

Whyalla is the ship building capital of South Australia. Just off the coast in the gulf is allegedly the best Snapper fishing spot in South Australia
Macca
Macca Moona, not sure where you got your info from, or when you were last in Whyalla, but the last large ship to be built at Whyalla was the Iron Curtis. She was in January 1978 and handed to the owners in August of that year. The work force was reduced and the shipbuilding yard was shut down.

Whyalla boasts spectacular outback landscapes, scenic views, vast coastline and is rich in culture and heritage. While in Whyalla why not try your hand at some of the best fishing in South Australia or take a tour on the land locked ship HMAS Whyalla. Whatever your interests there is something in Whyalla for everyone.
2yrs+
oigevay
oigevay ha ha "ship building capital"....proving yet again, that you take anything you read here with a grain salt because a lot fo it is just bullsh1t!.
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Great little power town that punches above its weight"

Friendly, industrial town surrounded by beautiful places on the coast and inland
Pros
  • plenty of work
  • great future ahead
  • study
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Good Place to Buy a Home"

Very beautiful town. I love the neighbourly spirit where everyone loves helping eachother out. Housing prices are very affordable. Great place for a holiday or the more quiet life
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
2/5
2yrs+

"A large country town that thrives on manufacturing and shipping"

Whyalla is South Australia’s 3rd largest city. With a population of more than 20,000, Whyalla is an industrial and farming town set on a major shipping port. The town is approximately 450 kilometres from Adelaide, and is accessible by driving, daily coaches or multiple daily plane flights.

Despite being on the edge on the sea, the town itself is dusty and dry and is surround by sweeping farming properties and desert. The temperatures soar here, often reaching well above 40 degrees in summer.

The town offers a huge number of facilities, including around 6 primary school and 4 high schools (3 of which are public and one is Catholic). The town also has a TAFE and a campus for the University of South Australia.

The major industry here is steel manufacturing, with OneSteel the key employer in the town.
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
luciod
luciod WOW, some of these comments are so fanciful that I am forced to write the truth about whyalla. Here are some Facts : whyalla has the highest single mother rate of any town in S.A. and in Australia. Bogans, red dust unemployment rate at least 10 percent by gov stats which means closer to 20 percent in real terms. Housing prices have dropped so bad that a small loss on your home is acceptable. I could go on. Based on facts and family that live there. Whyalla has gotten so bad people are moving in droves unless they are on centerlink. A true town that is soley supported by the government and really our tax money. Im happy to debate anyone about these facts.
Aug 06, 2017
davidd17
davidd17 Luciod you are an opinionated ill informed moron. Whyalla is no different to many towns in regional areas sharing the social issues that we all do. Your comments are insulting and uneducated at best. We have many families and businesses that live and care about our City. We boast sporting and community involvement and a supportive network for all that wants to be involved. Please keep your negativity to yourself and have a look in your own backyard.
Oct 17, 2017
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