City of Port Adelaide Enfield

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City of Port Adelaide Enfield
South Australia
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Population 111,455 (2009)[1]
 • Density 1,149/km2 (2,976/sq mi)
Area 97 km2 (37.5 sq mi)
Mayor Gary Johanson
Council seat Port Adelaide
Region Metropolitan Adelaide
State electorate(s) Port Adelaide, Lee, Cheltenham, Croydon, Playford, Enfield, Torrens, Florey, Dunstan
Federal Division(s) Port Adelaide, Adelaide, Makin, Sturt
Website City of Port Adelaide Enfield
LGAs around City of Port Adelaide Enfield:
City of Salisbury
City of Port Adelaide Enfield City of Tea Tree Gully
City of Charles Sturt City of Prospect City of Campbelltown

The City of Port Adelaide Enfield was established on 26 March 1996 by the amalgamation of the City of Port Adelaide and the City of Enfield, and is one of the larger metropolitan councils within South Australia.

Extending from the River Torrens to Outer Harbor, and covering an area of approximately 97 km², the City offers some of the South Australia's finest historical buildings and landmarks, together with a wealth of beautiful parks and excellent cultural and recreational facilities.

The current Mayor, elected in 2006, is Gary Johanson. There are 17 Ward Councillors who represent the residents and businesses of their wards at council meetings.

The Port Adelaide area is known as the History Precinct, as it is home to the Maritime Museum, the National Railway Museum and the Aviation Museum.


Early port suburb division names[edit]

From the late 1830s to 1945, the area surrounding Port Adelaide was subdivided into many small district areas as owners bought, subdivided and sold areas of land. As the areas became smaller, and more landowners named their own estates, the number of these early "suburbs" reached 90. By the 1940s this was becoming a problem, so the Port Adelaide Council moved to reduce the number of local district areas to 18, in 1945. The boundaries and names of the suburbs were further stabilised when postcodes were introduced to Australia in 1967.[2]

Modern Name Early Subdivision Name
Alberton Albert Town, Glebe
Birkenhead Bridgetown, Bridgewater, Davies Town, Sandwell
Ethelton Thornton
Exeter Bath, Davies Town, Fisherville, Freshwater, Greenwich, Staplehurst, Waterville
Gillman Newshaven, North Arm, Northarmton
Glanville Port Bridge, Waterville
Largs Bay Eastbourne, Ferryville, Guilford, Harveyton, Hastings, Newport, Shoreham, Ward Town, Margate
Largs North London, Swansea, Largs Bay Estate
Osborne Brooklyn, Mascotte, Midlunga, Blackpool, Austral-Brindisi Estate
Ottoway Guildford Park, Hardwicke, Norbiton, Sassafras Estate, Whiteville
Outer Harbor Eurimbla, Harbour Park, Portsmouth
Peterhead Farnham, Gold Diggers Village, Hamley, Sandwell
Port Adelaide Greytown, Moilong, Newhaven, Portland Estate, Portsea
Rosewater Bayswater, Paddington, Dockville, Perth, Yatala, Rosatala, Kingsnorth, Greytown, Kingston, Kingston East, Kelmscott, Rosewater East
Semaphore Alderley, Clairville, Clifton, Freshwater, Kew, New Liverpool, Plymouth, Scarborough, Weymouth
Semaphore South Saint Margaret's, Thornton, Whitby
Taperoo Draper, Gedville Estate, Koolena, Kooraka, River View, Silicate, Silicate Beach
Wingfield Brooklyn, Dundas, Hull, Millicent, Myrtlehome, Newark, Norahville, Rosslyn, Wicklow
City of Enfield coat of arms (−1996)

See also[edit]


Mayor Gary Johanson

Couper-Smartt, J (February 2003). Port Adelaide: Tales from a "Commodious Harbour". Friends of the South Australian Maritime Museum Inc. ISBN 0-646-42058-5. 


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (30 March 2010). "Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2008–09". Retrieved 4 June 2010. 
  2. ^ Couper-Smartt, 2003:167

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Coordinates: 34°51′S 138°30′E / 34.850°S 138.500°E / -34.850; 138.500