South Australian Whale Centre

Also known as
  • South Australia Whale Centre
About Us
Whale Watching

Every winter South Australia enjoys the return of Southern Right whales to its shores.

The first arrivals in Encounter Bay are usually expected in mid-May, and are eagerly awaited by whale watchers who hope to catch a glimpse of the huge beasts from atop the cliffs and headlands of the area's stunning coastline.

Thousands of visitor's flock to the seaside resort town of Victor Harbor, keeping staff at the SA Whale Centre's Information Booth very busy fielding their enquiries. In some years, the whales have attracted up to 400,000 people to the area over the winter months.

Education & Tours

Education Services at the South Australian Whale Centre.
Available for schools, camps and social groups our exciting education programs are a value-added experience that can be enjoyed by all.
  • Schools
  • Tours & Activities
  • Venue Hire
  • Student Resources
Volunteers Wanted!

Volunteers play an important role in the daily functions of the Centre. Volunteers are encouraged to contribute their skills and experience through one or more of the roles available.

Training in the areas of customer service, point of sale and communication are available to assist Volunteers with fulfilling their daily duties.

Usually Volunteer recruitment is done annually, however some positions do become available throughout the year.

If you are interested in Volunteering, please contact us as we are currently looking for more Volunteers! New Volunteering Roles for 2011 (fixed term).

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Interpretive Centre