Mount Gambier is South Australia’s largest regional city with a population of more than 27,000 residents.
The city is home to the famous Blue Lake volcanic crater, Umpherston and Engelbrecht sinkholes and is the major centre of the Limestone Coast region.
With consistent rainfall and fertile soil, Mount Gambier is the region’s forestry hub, with major timber milling, particle board, pulp and paper manufacturing operations.
The region is also home to primary industry production, including dairy, beef and prime lamb.
Centrally located between the capital cities of Adelaide and Melbourne, the city also has a thriving trucking and transport industry.
Including the outlying towns of Carpenter Rocks, Port MacDonnell, Kongorong and Tarpeena, the electorate of Mount Gambier is governed by two councils - the City of Mount Gambier and District Council of Grant.
The town of Port MacDonnell is home to the largest rock lobster fishing fleet in South Australia.