Noarlunga Centre, South Australia

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Noarlunga Centre
AdelaideSouth Australia
Centro colonnades entrance.jpg
Centro Colonnades
Coordinates 35°08′24″S 138°29′35″E / 35.140°S 138.493°E / -35.140; 138.493Coordinates: 35°08′24″S 138°29′35″E / 35.140°S 138.493°E / -35.140; 138.493
Postcode(s) 5168
Location 25 km (16 mi) from Adelaide
LGA(s) City of Onkaparinga
Suburbs around Noarlunga Centre:
Christie Downs Morphett Vale
Christies Beach Noarlunga Centre Hackham West
Port Noarlunga Noarlunga Downs Huntfield Heights

Noarlunga Centre is a suburb in the City of Onkaparinga in the southern suburbs of Adelaide, South Australia. The suburb is mostly commercial, being dominated by the Centro Colonnades shopping centre and the small 'Inspire Noarlunga' estate to the east of Goldsmith Road. The suburb is bordered by Beach Road to the north, Dyson Road to the west Goldsmith Road to the south and the Southern Expressway to the east. Burgess Drive, Seaman Road and David Witton Drive are the main thoroughfares inside the boundaries of the suburb.[citation needed]

The name Noarlunga is an English adaptation of the native Kaurna word Nurlongga, meaning 'at the curvature', referring to the horseshoe bend near the mouth of the Onkaparinga River.[1]

Sharing the name Noarlunga are the two adjacent seaside suburbs Port Noarlunga and Port Noarlunga South and the historic township of Old Noarlunga that is located on the Onkaparinga River.



Noarlunga Centre is home of many facilities. The Onkaparinga Council headquarters, Noarlunga TAFE, the Noarlunga Library and Noarlunga Hospital are all located in this area, as well as a 5 screen Wallis Cinema, a bowling alley, an ice-skating rink, a swimming centre, as well as a multi-sport venue. The number of retailers in this area is large, with over 200 residing in Centro Colonnades, as well as a few on Dyson Road, and a number in the area just behind this.

Noarlunga Centre is also home to the Noarlunga Hospital, a 108 bed regional health service. Noarlunga Hospital was established in 1985 as a regional community health service.[2] Services at the hospital include:

  • Noarlunga Public Hospital
  • Noarlunga Private Hospital
  • Southern Mental Health


In Noarlunga Centre, just near Centro Colonnades, is the Noarlunga Centre Interchange, providing numerous bus links to anywhere in the metro area, and a train station, to get to Adelaide by rail. The Southern Expressway also has an on/off ramp located in Noarlunga.