Spalding is a town located north of the Clare Valley with a population of 212. Prior to 1869, there were five sheep runs in the Spalding area: Bundaleer, Booborowie, Canowie, Hill River and Bungaree. From this date the Spalding area was made available to farmers and a farming-centred community grew. It now continues as mainly a farming community and also is home to a slate quarry. Services in the town include a supermarket, hotel, school and CFS station.