Life in Port Pirie
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.
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 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.
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 Bookdirectandsave.com
This website lists the exact same properties as Airbnb and booking.com 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.
Port Pirie is full of great businesses and helpful services. Below are a selection of our best.
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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
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Pest Control in Port Pirie
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