The Naracoorte Lucindale Council is located at the heart of the Limestone Coast region. The council is approximately 330 kilometres from Adelaide and 450 kilometres from Melbourne and encompasses an area of approximately 452,990 hectares in area.
Naracoorte is home to the World Heritage listed Naracoorte Caves, World Heritage listed because of the importance of the fossils at the site, preserving Australia’s most complete marsupial fossil record.
Naracoorte is the main service centre for the Council district, which also contains the smaller towns and communities of Lucindale, Hynam, Kybybolite and Frances.
The Council area contains prime agriculture land characterised by reliable rainfall and accessible underground water. The district is home to a thriving and vibrant rural economy and the Naracoorte Lucindale Council is central to some of Australia's most famous wine producing areas.
The district contains breathtaking scenery and natural wonders, abundant wildlife, wetlands of international importance, South Australia's only World Heritage Listed Area and is home to the famous Lucindale Field Days, Taste the Limestone Coast Festival and the Frances Folk Gathering.
There is a strong tourism industry in the Council supported by the Visitor Information Centre in Naracoorte. The district is home to the World Heritage Listed Naracoorte Caves, located some 15 minutes drive south of the Naracoorte township. Other attractions in the area include the Sheep's Back Museum, Mini Jumbuk Centre, Bool Lagoon, Limestone Coast Cheese Factory, Lucindale Country Club and the Naracoorte Swimming Lake.
The estimated resident population is 8,628 people (as at 2017, according to ABS LGA 45090). Approximately 88% of this population was born in Australia.
The Council district includes 488 kilometres of sealed roads and 1,125 kilometres of unsealed roads.