Local government areas of South Australia

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This is a list of local government areas in South Australia. They are grouped by region, as defined by the Local Government Association of South Australia.[1]

Local government in South Australia is recognised by the Constitution Act 1934 (SA) section 64A.[2]



LGAs sorted by region[edit]

Name
Council
seat
Region
Year
Estab.
Area
(km²)
Pop'n
(2006)
Notes
Map
Adelaide, City ofCity of Adelaide Adelaide Metropolitan Adelaide 1840 15.57 19,444

Capital city of South Australia
1840 Established as Adelaide Corporation
1843 Managed by the Colonial government, and then a commission
1852 Re-established
1919 Office of Mayor raised to Lord Mayor

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Adelaide Hills Council, Adelaide Hills Council Woodside Metropolitan Adelaide 1997 795.08 39,852 Amalgamation of District Councils of East Torrens, Gumeracha, Onkaparinga and Stirling Adelaide-LGA-Adelaide Hills-MJC.png
Burnside, City ofCity of Burnside Tusmore Metropolitan Adelaide 1856 27.53 44,300

1856 Gazetted as District Council of Burnside
1935 Became the Municipality of Burnside
1943 Proclaimed the City of Burnside

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Campbelltown, City ofCity of Campbelltown Rostrevor Metropolitan Adelaide 1867 24.35 49,281

1867 Established as the District Council of Campbelltown
1946 Became the Town of Campbelltown
1960 Proclaimed the City of Campbelltown

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Charles Sturt, City ofCity of Charles Sturt Woodville Metropolitan Adelaide 1997 52.14 106,995 Amalgamation of City of Hindmarsh Woodville and the City of Henley and Grange Adelaide-LGA-Charles Sturt-MJC.png
Gawler, Town ofTown of Gawler Gawler Metropolitan Adelaide 1857 41.1 20,730 The Corporation of the Town of Gawler was established on 9 July 1857 as the residents were not happy that the town area was covered by three different district councils. Adelaide-LGA-Gawler-MJC.png
Holdfast Bay, City ofCity of Holdfast Bay Brighton Metropolitan Adelaide 1997 13.72 38,653 Amalgamation of Glenelg and Brighton councils Adelaide-LGA-Holdfast Bay-MJC.png
Marion, City ofCity of Marion Sturt Metropolitan Adelaide 55.5 84,142 Adelaide-LGA-Marion-MJC.png
Mitcham, City ofCity of Mitcham Torrens Park Metropolitan Adelaide 1853 75.55 63,315 First LGA formally founded after the City of Adelaide Adelaide-LGA-Mitcham-MJC.png
Norwood Payneham & St Peters, City ofCity of Norwood Payneham & St Peters Norwood Metropolitan Adelaide 15.1 36,128 Amalgamation of the City of Kensington and Norwood, the City of Payneham and the Town of St Peters. Adelaide-LGA-Norwood-MJC.png
Onkaparinga, City ofCity of Onkaparinga Noarlunga Centre Metropolitan Adelaide 1997 518.4 160,404 Amalgamation of Cities of Happy Valley and Noarlunga with part of the District Council of Willunga. Adelaide-LGA-Onkaparinga-MJC.png
Playford, City ofCity of Playford Elizabeth Metropolitan Adelaide 1997 344.9 77,469 Amalgamation of City of Elizabeth and City of Munno Para Adelaide-LGA-Playford-MJC.png
Port Adelaide Enfield, City ofCity of Port Adelaide Enfield Port Adelaide Metropolitan Adelaide 1997 97 111,455 Amalgamation of Cities of Port Adelaide and Enfield Adelaide-LGA-Port Adelaide-MJC.png
Prospect, City ofCity of Prospect Prospect Metropolitan Adelaide 7.81 20,910 Adelaide-LGA-Prospect-MJC.png
Salisbury, City ofCity of Salisbury Salisbury Metropolitan Adelaide 158.1 130,022 Adelaide-LGA-Salisbury-MJC.png
Tea Tree Gully, City ofCity of Tea Tree Gully Modbury Metropolitan Adelaide 95.21 100,155 Originally part of Highercombe District Council. Became a separate district council in 1858. Reunited with Highercombe in 1935 under current name. Adelaide-LGA-Tea Tree Gully-MJC.png
Unley, City ofCity of Unley Unley Metropolitan Adelaide 14.29 38,465 Adelaide-LGA-Unley-MJC.png
Walkerville, Town ofTown of Walkerville Gilberton Metropolitan Adelaide 3.57 7,338 Adelaide-LGA-Walkerville-MJC.png
West Torrens, City ofCity of West Torrens Hilton Metropolitan Adelaide 37.07 55,620 Adelaide-LGA-West Torrens-MJC.png
Ceduna, District Council ofDistrict Council of Ceduna Ceduna Eyre Peninsula 1896 5,427.1 3,797 Ceduna LGA.png
Cleve, District Council ofDistrict Council of Cleve Cleve Eyre Peninsula 1911 4,506.7 1,908 Separated from Franklin Harbour Cleve LGA.png
Elliston, District Council ofDistrict Council of Elliston Elliston Eyre Peninsula 1887 6,500 1,169 Boundary changes in 1989 Elliston LGA.png
Franklin Harbour, District Council ofDistrict Council of Franklin Harbour Cowell Eyre Peninsula 1888 3,283 1,355 Franklin Harbour LGA.png
Kimba, District Council ofDistrict Council of Kimba Kimba Eyre Peninsula 1924 3,986.2 1,125 Kimba LGA.png
Lower Eyre Peninsula, District Council ofDistrict Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula Cummins Eyre Peninsula 1921 4,771 4,820 Part of District Council of Port Lincoln (proclaimed 1880). District Council of Tumby Bay separated in 1906. Corporation of Port Lincoln separated in 1921. Remainder named District Council of Lincoln. Renamed Lower Eyre Peninsula in 1988. Lower Eyre Peninsula LGA.png
Port Augusta, City ofCity of Port Augusta Port Augusta Eyre Peninsula 1964 1,153.1 14,669 Port Augusta LGA.png
Port Lincoln, City ofCity of Port Lincoln Port Lincoln Eyre Peninsula 1921 30.4 14,593 Separated from District Council of Port Lincoln in 1921. Proclaimed a city in 1971 Port Lincoln LGA.png
Streaky Bay, District Council ofDistrict Council of Streaky Bay Streaky Bay Eyre Peninsula 1887 6,232 2,181 Streaky Bay LGA.png
Tumby Bay, District Council ofDistrict Council of Tumby Bay Tumby Bay Eyre Peninsula 1906 2,615.9 2,757 Separated from District Council of Port Lincoln Tumby Bay LGA.png
Wudinna District Council, Wudinna District Council Wudinna Eyre Peninsula 1925 5,393.8 1,314 Established as the District Council of Minnipa. Later renamed as District Council of Le Hunte. Given present name in 2008. Le Hunte LGA.png
Whyalla, City ofCity of Whyalla Whyalla Eyre Peninsula 1970 1,032.5 23,028 Whallya LGA.png
Barossa Council, Barossa Council Angaston Central 1996 912 22,514 Amalgamation of District Councils of Angaston, Barossa, Tanunda and (since 1997) part of Mount Pleasant Barossa LGA.png
Barunga West, District Council ofDistrict Council of Barunga West Port Broughton Central 2,631 Barunga West LGA.png
Clare and Gilbert Valleys, District Council ofDistrict Council of Clare and Gilbert Valleys Clare Central 1997 8,743 Amalgamation of District Council of Clare, the District Council of Riverton and the District Council of Saddleworth and Auburn. Clare and Gilbert Valleys LGA.png
Copper Coast, District Council of theDistrict Council of the Copper Coast Kadina Central 1997 773 12,901 Amalgamation of District Council of Northern Yorke Peninsula and Corporation of the Town of Wallaroo Copper Coast LGA.png
Flinders Ranges Council, Flinders Ranges Council Quorn Central 4,198 1,784 Flinders Ranges LGA.png
Goyder, Regional Council ofRegional Council of Goyder Burra Central 1997 6,718.9 4,285 Amalgamation of District Councils of Burra Burra (formerly the Corporation of the Town of Burra and the Burra District Council), Eudunda, Hallet and Robertstown. Goyder LGA.png
Light Regional Council, Light Regional Council Kapunda Central 1,277.6 13,658 Light LGA.png
Mallala, District Council ofDistrict Council of Mallala Central 932.1 8,385 Mallala LGA.png
Mount Remarkable, District Council ofDistrict Council of Mount Remarkable Melrose Central 1980 3,424.5 2,951 Amalgamation of Port Germein District Council and Wilmington District Council Mt Remarkable LGA.png
Northern Areas Council, Northern Areas Council Central 1997 4,866 Amalgamation of District Councils of Rocky River, Spalding, and Jamestown Northern Areas LGA.png
Orroroo Carrieton, District Council ofDistrict Council of Orroroo Carrieton Central 938 Orroroo Carierton LGA.png
Peterborough, District Council ofDistrict Council of Peterborough Peterborough Central
Port Pirie Regional Council, Port Pirie Regional Council Port Pirie Central 18,076 Port Pirie LGA.png
Wakefield Regional Council, Wakefield Regional Council Balaklava Central 1997 3,469.4 6,756 Amalgamation of District Councils of Blyth-Snowtown and Wakefield Plains. Wakefield LGA.png
Yorke Peninsula Council, Yorke Peninsula Council Maitland Central 1997 5,834 11,736 renamed from District Council of Yorke Peninsula in 2013 Yorke Peninsula LGA.png
Alexandrina Council, Alexandrina Council Goolwa Southern and Hills 1997 1,826.8 23,160 Amalgamation of the District Council of Strathalbyn, the District Council of Port Elliot and Goolwa, and a portion of the District Council of Willunga. Alexandrina LGA.png
Kangaroo Island Council, Kangaroo Island Council Kingscote Southern and Hills 1996 4,400.1 4,612 Amalgamation of the District Council of Kingscote and the District Council of Dudley. Kangaroo Island LGA.png
Mount Barker, District Council ofDistrict Council of Mount Barker Mount Barker Southern and Hills 29,864 Mount Barker LGA.png
Victor Harbor, City ofCity of Victor Harbor Victor Harbor Southern and Hills 1975 386.5 13,608 Amalgamation of District Council of Encounter Bay and the Corporation of Victor Harbor in 1975. Formerly a district council, became a city in 2000.
Yankalilla, District Council ofDistrict Council of Yankalilla Yankalilla Southern and Hills 1854 750.6 4,577 Yankalilla LGA.png
Berri Barmera Council, Berri Barmera Council Murray Mallee 1996 508 11,240 Amalgamation of district councils of Barmera and Berri. Berri Barmera LGA.png
Coorong District Council, TheThe Coorong District Council Meningie Murray Mallee 1995 8,830.6 5,825 Amalgamation of District Council of Coonalpyn Downs, Peake District Council and Meningie District Council. Coorong LGA.png
Gerard Community Council, Gerard Community Council Winkie Murray Mallee 1974 85.9 96 Gerard LGA.png
Karoonda East Murray, District Council ofDistrict Council of Karoonda East Murray Karoonda Murray Mallee 1979 4,415 1,193 Amalgamation of District Council of Karoonda and District Council of East Murray Karoonda East Murray LGA.png
Loxton Waikerie, District Council ofDistrict Council of Loxton Waikerie Murray Mallee 1997 7,957 4,612 Amalgamation of district councils of Loxton, Waikerie and Browns Well. Loxton Waikerie LGA.png
Mid Murray Council, Mid Murray Council Murray Mallee 1997 7,957 8,511 Amalgamation of district councils of Mannum, Morgan, Ridley-Truro and part of the District Council of Mount Pleasant. Mid Murray LGA.png
Murray Bridge, Rural City ofRural City of Murray Bridge Murray Bridge Murray Mallee 19,402 Murray Bridge LGA.png
Renmark Paringa Council, Renmark Paringa Council Renmark Murray Mallee 1996 915.5 9,882 Amalgamation of Town of Renmark and the District Council of Paringa. Renmark Paringa LGA.png
Southern Mallee District Council, Southern Mallee District Council Pinnaroo Murray Mallee 6,000 2,189 Southern Mallee LGA.png
Grant, District Council ofDistrict Council of Grant Mount Gambier Southeast 1996 1,904 8,652 Amalgamation of District Councils of Mount Gambier and Port MacDonnell. Grant LGA.png
Kingston District Council, Kingston District Council Kingston SE Southeast 1873 3,337.7 2,469 Renamed from Lacepede District Council in 2000. Kingston LGA.png
Mount Gambier, City ofCity of Mount Gambier Mount Gambier Southeast 308 21,256 Mt Gambier LGA.png
Naracoorte Lucindale Council, Naracoorte Lucindale Council Naracoorte Southeast 1993 4,516.7 8,489 Amalgamation of District Council of Naracoorte, District Council of Lucindale and the Corporate Township of Naracoorte. Naracoorte Lucindale LGA.png
Robe, District Council ofDistrict Council of Robe Robe Southeast 1869 1,091.1 1,480 Robe LGA.png
Tatiara District Council, Tatiara District Council Bordertown Southeast 1876 6,476 6,660 Tiatara LGA.png
Wattle Range Council, Wattle Range Council Millicent Southeast 1997 3,923.5 12,554 Amalgamation of district councils of Beachport, Millicent and Penola. Wattle Range LGA.png
Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara, Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Umuwa Outback 1981 102,650 2,230 APY LGA.png
Coober Pedy, District Council ofDistrict Council of Coober Pedy Coober Pedy Outback 1987 77.8 1,913 Coober Pedy LGA.png
Maralinga Tjarutja, Maralinga Tjarutja Ceduna Outback 2006 102,863 105 MT LGA.png
Nepabunna Community Council, Nepabunna Community Council Nepabunna Outback 1998 76.37 53 Nepabunna LGA.png
Outback Areas Community Development Trust, Outback Areas Community Development Trust Port Augusta Outback 1978 624,339 3,959 Covers almost 60 percent of the state's area, mostly in the arid regions of the centre and north.
Roxby Downs, Municipal Council ofMunicipal Council of Roxby Downs Roxby Downs Outback 1982 110 4,484 Roxby Downs LGA.png
Yalata Community, Yalata Community Outback 1994 4,563 100 Australia-Map-SA-AC-Yalata.png

Maps[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Council Maps". LGASA Official Site. Local Government Association of South Australia. Retrieved 12 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "Constitution Act 1934 - Section 64A". Australasian Legal Information Institute. Government of South Australia. 1934. Retrieved 24 June 2013. 

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