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5Events

Listen to live entertainment at the annual Bayside Festival in January, or browse local produce at the monthly Bay Markets during summer.  Win great prizes in the annual Tuna & Sportsfish Competition in May, watch professional cyclists race in the Tour of the Great South Coast in August, immerse yourself in history at the Maritime Museum or view an exhibition at the Community Art Gallery.

  Photo: Tour of the Great South Coast stage 3, Mount Gambier to Port MacDonnell; held annually in August.

  View highlights from the 2015 event 

 

Seasonal

1 Oct - 31 May annually Southern Rock Lobster fishing season 

Nov - Apr annually Fire Danger Season  

2 Apr - 10 Sep 2016 Mid South East Football / Netball League season draw

 

Coming Events

Past / Annual Events

Anniversary & Historic Milestones  

  • 1859 Wreck of the SS Admella, August 6
  • 1860 Port MacDonnell officially declared a port, April 4
  • 1860 Tarpeena established
  • 1862 Port MacDonnell Customs House built 
  • 1863 Compton Primary School opened
  • 1863 First meeting of the District Council of Mount Gambier, June 17
  • 1910 Kongorong settlement 
  • 1938 Mil Lel A&H Show Society founded
  • 1953 Allendale East Area School opened
  • 1973 Australian Cave Divers Association formed 
  • 1976 Port MacDonnell Library opened
  • 1980 Port MacDonnell Meals on Wheels formed, July 14
  • 1983 Ash Wednesday Bush-fires, February 16 -17 
  • 1996 District Council of Grant formed: District Councils of Mt Gambier & Port MacDonnell amalgamated, July 1
  • 2011 Port MacDonnell Community Complex officially opened, November 15
  • 2015 Port MacDonnell marine infrastructure and boat ramp officially opened, October 9