City of Tea Tree Gully

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City of Tea Tree Gully
South Australia
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Population 95,467 (2011)[1]
 • Density 1,003/km2 (2,600/sq mi)
Established 1858
Area 95.21 km2 (36.8 sq mi)
Mayor Pat Trainor
Council seat Modbury
Region Metropolitan Adelaide
State electorate(s) Little Para, Florey, Newland, Playford, Torrens, Wright
Federal Division(s) Mayo, Makin, Sturt
LGAs around City of Tea Tree Gully:
City of Playford City of Playford City of Playford
City of Salisbury City of Tea Tree Gully Adelaide Hills Council
City of Port Adelaide Enfield City of Campbelltown Adelaide Hills Council

The City of Tea Tree Gully is in the Australian state of South Australia, in the outer north-eastern suburbs of Adelaide. The city has an estimated population of 95,467 people and is one of the most populous local government divisions in Adelaide. The major business district in the city is at Modbury, where Tea Tree Plaza, the Civic Centre and the library are located.

Howard, Lord Florey, Australian pathologist and co-discoverer of penicillin, was a resident of the City of Tea Tree Gully. [1]

Suburbs and post codes[edit]


Tea Tree Gully was originally known as 'Steventon' as a local resident, John Stevens, was a major landowner in the area. While the area's name has changed, the name Steventon remains today as one of the electoral wards of the City of Tea Tree Gully.

The area was originally part of the Highercombe District Council, and Tea Tree Gully became the name of a smaller Council in October, 1858, when the original Highercombe District Council was split in two. When the two district councils were re-united in May, 1935, the new Council was named Tea Tree Gully and is known today as the City of Tea Tree Gully.


Aerial image of the Golden Grove and Greenwith areas, looking north. Greenwith is to the north, and the border is Cobbler Creek, which is straddled by a treeline indicated by the upper red arrow. The southern border of Golden Grove is indicated approximately by the southern treeline marked by the arrow. The triangle in the southwestern corner of the photo is Surrey Downs, and to the southeastern corner is Fairview Park. Little Para Reservoir is the body of water. The light patches on the eastern part of the image are quarries. This is the northern part of the City of Tea Tree Gully.

The gully to which the city name refers actually exists and is known to be sizable as it provided a gradient negotiable only by bullock wagons travelling through the Mt. Lofty Ranges. Additionally the gully had permanent freshwater springs which promoted the growth of tea trees in the area - thus the eventual name 'Tea Tree Gully'.

The suburbs of Vista are adjacent to the 350ha Anstey Hill Recreation Park.

A detailed history of the District of Tea Tree Gully (1836-1976) was written by Mr Ian Auhl and published by Lynton Publications (Blackwood SA) in 1976. It has since been updated to more recent times

Sister cities[edit]

The City of Tea Tree Gully, has one sister city.[2] it is the:


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (21 June 2012). "2011 Census QuickStats". Retrieved 24 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "Sister City Information". City of Tea Tree Gully. Archived from the original on 2007-08-29. Retrieved 2008-01-02. 

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Coordinates: 34°50′S 138°41′E / 34.833°S 138.683°E / -34.833; 138.683