The District Council of Kimba is located in the North Eastern portion of South Australia's Eyre Peninsula. Strategically located on the Eyre Highway, National Highway One, Kimba is 475 kilometres from Adelaide, 155 kilometres from Port Augusta and 315 kilometres from Ceduna. Neighbouring towns are Cleve (75 kms), Kyancutta (90 kms) and Whyalla (120 kms).
The Kimba area was first opened up for agricultural purposes in 1876, with the township of Kimba being proclaimed in 1915. The township became the centre of the 3,500 square kilometre District Council of Kimba. The population of the district has been gradually declining over recent decades, with the district population currently around 1,211 people. Approximately 650 people reside within the township.