Life in Port Pirie

Living in Port Pirie Australia

Living in Port Pirie Australia

Life in Port Pirie

Welcome to Port Pirie.  We know you are going to love living in Port Pirie and have a great time if you are passing through.

Life in Port Pirie

Life in Port Pirie

Is Port Pirie a good place to live?

Yes, Port Pirie is a great place to live or visit.  Below our guide to Port Pirie will give you all the information you need to make moving here easier or make your trip a more informed and enjoyable one.

Visas required to live in Port Pirie

If you happen to be a citizen from a country other than Australia and are looking to move to Port Pirie, you are going to need a visa to do so.  Australia has many visas on offer that could allow you to live and work in Port Pirie.  Due to there being many different visas, each with it’s own rights and obligations, it is best to take our Free Visa Assessment so we can provide accurate advice on the visa options available to you in your specific circumstances.


If you are moving to Port Pirie and want to find a job in Port Pirie we have a guide specifically on how to find and apply for jobs in Port Pirie for new arrivals.  Always make sure you have secured a visa that allows you to work before starting your new job.

Map of Port Pirie

Weather in Port Pirie

Port Pirie

Port Pirie is a small city on the east coast of the Spencer Gulf in South Australia, 223 km (139 mi) north of the state capital, Adelaide. The city has an expansive history which dates back to 1845. Port Pirie was the first proclaimed regional city in South Australia and is currently the second most important and second busiest port in the state.[citation needed]

The city was founded in 1845, and at the 2016 Census had a population of 15,343. Port Pirie is the eighth most populous city in South Australia after Adelaide, Mount Gambier, Gawler, Mount Barker, Whyalla, Murray Bridge and Port Lincoln.

The city’s economy is dominated by one of the world’s largest lead smelters, operated by Nyrstar. in 2014 the smelter underwent a $650 million upgrade, of which $291 million was underwritten by the state government to replace some of the old existing plant and to reduce airborne lead emissions drastically. Regardless of these upgrades Blood lead levels in young children continue to rise. In 2021 a report from the South Australian Health Department found an average blood level of 7.3 mg/dL in young children, compared to a finding of 5.3 mg/dL in 2014, and an upward trend of airborne lead levels. It also produces refined silver, copper, acid, gold and Various other by-products. Port Pirie is the largest city and the main retail centre of the Mid North region of South Australia.

Hotels and Accommodation in Port Pirie

There are all types of accommodation available in Port Pirie.  The best place to find Hotels, serviced apartments or holiday lets is via Book Direct and Save

This website lists the exact same properties as Airbnb and but does not charge the high commissions so their nightly accommodation rates are cheaper.

Or contact any of these great local hotels, apartments or holiday accommodation businesses.

City Centre Motel
1 review
48 Florence St, Port Pirie South Australia 5540, Australia
Flinders Rest Hotel
3 reviews
1 Railway Tce, Warnertown South Australia 5540, Australia

Port Pirie is full of great businesses and helpful services. Below are a selection of our best.

Accountants in Port Pirie


Banks in Port Pirie



Cafes in Port Pirie


4 reviews
Restaurants, Coffee & Tea
99 Florence St, Port Pirie South Australia 5540, Australia
Maggie’s Rendezvous
2 reviews
12 Second St, Orroroo South Australia 5431, Australia
The Beach Cafe
6 reviews
Whyalla Beach Cafe, Beach Road, Whyalla South Australia 5600, Australia
Vault 35
1 review
35 Bowman St, Crystal Brook South Australia 5523, Australia
Aroma Cafe
1 review
Coffee & Tea, Restaurants
Unisa Whyalla Campus, Whyalla Norrie South Australia 5608, Australia


Carpet Cleaners in Port Pirie


Dentists in Port Pirie



Doctors and Medical clinics in Port Pirie


You can make an appointment at any of these local doctors or clinics.


Contact one of the Port Pirie Electricians below



Hospitals in Port Pirie



Mechanics in Port Pirie


Newspapers in Port Pirie




Pest Control in Port Pirie




Plumbers in Port Pirie



Real Estate Agents in Port Pirie 



Restaurants in Port Pirie


4 reviews
Restaurants, Coffee & Tea
99 Florence St, Port Pirie South Australia 5540, Australia
Cj1 Indian Curry
1 review
Fast Food, Indian
160 Ellen St, Port Pirie South Australia 5540, Australia
Happy Birds Chicken Bar
6 reviews
Fast Food
68 Main Rd, Port Pirie South Australia 5540, Australia
A1 Pizza
1 review
68 Florence St, Port Pirie South Australia 5086, Australia

Schools in Port Pirie



Solicitors in Port Pirie



Supermarkets in Port Pirie 


1 review
11 Norman St, Port Pirie South Australia 5540, Australia
1 review
Cnr Jervois & Marryatt Sts, Port Augusta South Australia 5700, Australia


Vets in Port Pirie 


Geoff Warren Veterinary Clinic at Jamestown
1 review
42 Dunure Tce, Jamestown South Australia 5491, Australia
Redgum Vet & Pet Boarding
1 review
Pet Groomers, Pet Sitting
24 Woodcock St, Port Augusta South Australia 5700, Australia


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