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South Australia
Onkaparinga Valley Road at Balhannah
Balhannah is located in South Australia
Coordinates 34°59′S 138°49′E / 34.983°S 138.817°E / -34.983; 138.817Coordinates: 34°59′S 138°49′E / 34.983°S 138.817°E / -34.983; 138.817
Population 1,028 (2006 Census)[1]
Established 1839
Location 30 km (19 mi) SE of Adelaide
LGA(s) Adelaide Hills Council
State electorate(s) Kavel
Federal Division(s) Mayo
Localities around Balhannah:
Carey Gully Lenswood Oakbank
Mount George Balhannah Nairne
Bridgewater Hahndorf Littlehampton

Balhannah is a town in the Adelaide Hills about 30 km southeast of Adelaide, the capital of South Australia. It was established in 1839 as a farming community. The fruit cold store built in 1914 was one of the first in Australia and is still in use. It is on the main interstate railway between Adelaide and Melbourne. In the past it was the junction for a branch line that ran up the Onkaparinga Valley and beyond to Birdwood and Mount Pleasant.[2] Much of Balhannah is along the Onkaparinga Valley Road, although there are some other residential streets.


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Balhannah (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-06-01. 
  2. ^ Sallis, Roger (1998). Railways in the Adelaide Hills, 1st edition. Openbook Publishers, Adelaide. ISBN 0-646-35473-6. 

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