Whyalla, SA 5600

2.1(9 reviews)

Ranked 5th best suburb by locals in Northern Region, SA

Great for

  • Public transport
  • Schools
  • Medical facilities
  • Eating out
  • Parks and recreation

Not great for

  • Nightlife

Who lives here?

  • Singles
  • Families With Kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Beach Lovers

Reviews of Whyalla, SA

valw1
valw1
22nd June 2021

"Growing at a fast pace"

Friendly people, nice location, good food, new structures

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  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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andyblight
andyblight
18th March 2021

"It's what you make of it"

Seek out the positives: dolphins, crabbing at low tide times and swimming or fishing at high, fair sized shopping centre with good a/c, enclosed swimming hole near the marina, cool jetty (just needs a ladder), good food (Indian, Chinese, Sushi, cafes, Westlands pub/restaurant/hotel,), dive with the cuttlefish, walk up Hummock Hill, Ada Ryan Gardens (lovely on a hot day), dog park, dog beach, construction of Aldi and a new school right next to UniSA and TAFE in progress. Final note: of course there are some disruptive behaviours around, good thing we can walk on and meet the friendlies like myself : ).

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  • Families with kids
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"Whyalla is..."

Whyalla is a small city on the eastern side of the Eyre peninsula. Whyalla has recently gone through a tough time with the steelworks. I think it is not that great

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  • Singles
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"A struggling town"

Whyalla in the 1960, 70, 80 and 90's was a working class town with great potential. In recent years has changed almost into a Centrelink Mecca with unemployed ferals everywhere, it really has declined as a community. Job uncertainty and a massive decline in house prices has taken its toll. Definately not a safe place to invest or raise a young family. Having said that not many outback towns are these days.

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"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.

Not great for

  • Being overtaken by the Australian Army
  • Too many yobbos, ferals and bogans
  • No community pride

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  • Beach Lovers
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"Great little power town that punches above its weight"

Friendly, industrial town surrounded by beautiful places on the coast and inland

Great for

  • Plenty of work
  • Great future ahead
  • Study

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  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers
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"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

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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.

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!.

danal2
danal2

Lived here in Whyalla too long org from WA,
No community spirt
Poor attitudes
Shabby
Poor Service
Poor Medical
Its a name dropping, who you know not what what you know, shell be right,
Small minded community whom refuses to change and defend their culture fiercely and aggressively!
Also full of losers teenage parents and drugs....paradise to the locals!!!
And the local council is as ignorant as the locals!
And there near enough is good enough is seen all over town!!

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"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

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  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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"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.

Who lives here?

  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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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.

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.

govtworktraveler
govtworktraveler

It is a homely outback town with character. You can live a country and outback life with all the creature comforts of Australias bigger cities. It does have a rougher edge to it, but it adds to the charm. This town wouldnt appeal to people who live glitzy or glamorous lifestyles. It appeals to down to Earth people who have a sense of community spirit. The hospital is excellent, access to decent shops and a few decent pubs and eateries for meals. Retail is great for a town its size with Target, Harris Scarfe and Harvey Norman. To me its a cross between an outer Adelaide suburb and a country town. I loved living in Whyalla when I was there for 9months. I would move back in a heart beat for work. It has great sporting and fitness fasciities as well. It possess a theatre and small cinema. The people are hospitable and friendly a custom the whole Eyre Peninsula is famous for. Whyalla has a lovely Marina and foreshore. Amazing outback scenery, lots of local parks and now a wetland. I was also quite impressed with its Uni SA campus too. You have the Southern Flinders Ranges and rest of the Eyre Peninsula at your doorstep. I think Whyalla is a hidden gem that the locals are well aware of. Another great thing is that Port Augusta is only 45 mins drive. It has retail giants that Whyalla doesnt have and Whyalla has the retail gaints that Port Augusta doesnt have. So between the two towns you can get all your products you need without requiring a single visit to Adelaide.

desertd
desertd

I find these comments quite hypocritical. Firstly, single motherhood and unemployment was a burden placed upon us by a white-man hating communist Marxist government, not the people themselves. Secondly, if Whyalla is a Bogan, Army town ...good. I grew up around Bogans and Army blokes- they were the most down to earth people I know. After university and in corporate work all people seem to meet are pretentious p1gs, who are mostly successful women. I'd take a bogan over that any day. And thirdly Whyalla is a great place for men with higher degrees who are motivated to work, not lazy women who expect it all, or dumb men with no confidence. Ha ha...!

carolm22
carolm22

Sounds like you are a woman hater. Jealous by any chance?

mh8
mh8

Im from Whyalla and have lived in Alice Springs for years. You people talking about ferals have absolutely no clue how bad things can get. Whyalla is Disney land compared to ALOT of other regional towns around the country !

wwinarto
wwinarto

Well... uhm very interesting

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