Aldinga Beach, South Australia

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This article is about the suburb in South Australia. It is not to be confused with Aldinga Bay.
Aldinga Beach
South Australia
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Black cormorants at Aldinga Beach
  • 9,697 (2011 Census)[1]
  • 5,981 (2006 Census)[2]
Postcode(s) 5173
LGA(s) City of Onkaparinga
State electorate(s) Kaurna[3]
Federal Division(s) Kingston
Suburbs around Aldinga Beach:
Port Willunga[4] Aldinga[4]
Aldinga Beach Aldinga/Sellicks Hill[4]
Sellicks Beach[4] Sellicks Hill[4]

Aldinga Beach is an outer southern suburb of Adelaide, South Australia. It lies within the City of Onkaparinga and has the postcode 5173. At the 2011 Census, Aldinga Beach had a population of 9,697.[1][4]


Aldinga Beach Post Office opened on 1 March 1960.[5]

Aldinga Beach known as Dingy to the local residents. pronounced ding-ee[citation needed]

Protected areas[edit]

Aldinga Scrub Conservation Park[edit]

The Aldinga Scrub Conservation Park is located within the southern extent of the suburb and on land in the adjoining suburb of Sellicks Beach.

Aldinga Reef aquatic reserve[edit]

Aldinga Reef aquatic reserve is a protected area located immediately offshore of both Aldinga Beach and Port Willunga. It was declared in 1971 to protect ‘aquatic plants and animals associated with the large intertidal limestone reef and the spectacular precipitous underwater cliff known as the ‘drop-off’ and the surrounding sandy substrate for the purposes of education and recreation’. The activities of fishing and the collection or removal any marine organism are prohibited, while the following activities are permitted - use of boats, swimming, snorkelling, scuba diving and walking on the intertidal reef exposed at low water. The reserve extends seaward a distance of about 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) around a headland named Snapper Point from Thomas Street, Aldinga Beach in the south to Seaborne Avenue, Port Willunga in the north.[6][7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Aldinga Beach (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 October 2014. 
  2. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Aldinga Beach (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 14 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "2014 State election boundaries". ELECTORAL COMMISSION SA. Retrieved 17 October 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f "City of Onkaparinga suburb boundaries map". City of Onkaparinga. 9 January 2014. Retrieved 8 October 2014. 
  5. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 26 May 2011. 
  6. ^ "Snapper Point". Gazetteer of Australia online. Geoscience Australia, Australian Government. 
  7. ^ Primary Industries and Regions South Australia (PIRSA) (2007), Aquatic Reserve: Aldinga Reef (PDF), Primary Industries and Regions South Australia 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°16′52″S 138°27′14″E / 35.281°S 138.454°E / -35.281; 138.454