City of Port Adelaide Enfield

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City of Port Adelaide Enfield
South Australia
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 • Density1,290/km2 (3,340/sq mi)
Established26 March 1996
Area94 km2 (36.3 sq mi)
MayorClaire Boan
Council seatPort Adelaide
RegionWestern Adelaide[3]
Northern Adelaide[4]
State electorate(s)Port Adelaide, Lee, Cheltenham, Croydon, Playford, Enfield, Torrens, Florey, Dunstan
Federal division(s)Port Adelaide, Adelaide, Makin, Sturt
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WebsiteCity of Port Adelaide Enfield
LGAs around City of Port Adelaide Enfield:
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Charles Sturt, Prospect, Walkerville Norwood Payneham & St Peters

The City of Port Adelaide Enfield, located across inner north and north-western suburbs of Adelaide, is one of the largest metropolitan councils within South Australia. It was established on 26 March 1996 by the amalgamation of the City of Port Adelaide and the City of Enfield.

Extending from the River Torrens to Outer Harbor, and covering an area of approximately 97 km², the Port Adelaide Enfield contains some of the South Australia's finest historical buildings and landmarks. 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.

As of 2021 the current Mayor is Claire Boan, who was elected in 2018.[5] There are 17 ward councillors who represent the residents and businesses of their wards at council meetings.


The current council as of October 2021 is:[6]

Ward Party[7] Councillor First
Mayor   Independent Claire Boan 2010
Enfield   Independent Carol Martin 1997
  Independent Barbara Clayton 2018
  Labor Olivia Colombo 2020 Elected in supplementary election following the resignation of Michael Iammarrone
Klemzig   Independent Tony Barca 2000
  Independent Paul Russell 2014 Deputy Mayor (2020–present)
Northfield   Independent Mark Basham 1991
  Labor Matt Osborn 2014 Deputy Mayor (2017–2018)
  Labor Hannah Evans 2018
Outer Harbor   2003
  Independent Vanessa Tulloch 2014 Deputy Mayor (2016–2017)
Parks   Independent John Croci 1989
  Labor Kim Dinh 2014
  Independent Kat Mitchell 2018
Port Adelaide   Independent Joost den Hartog 2018
  Labor Steve Vines 2018
Semaphore   Independent Helen Wright 2006
  Labor David Wilkins 2018 Deputy Mayor (2019–20)

Departed during the 2018-2022 term:

Ward Party Councillor First Elected Left Council Notes
Enfield   Labor Michael Iammarrone 2010 30 October 2019[9] Deputy Mayor (2015–2016, 2018–2019)
Outer Harbor   Independent Peter Jamieson 2003 16 June 2021[10] Deputy Mayor (2005–2006)


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.

The council of Port Adelaide was established on 27 December 1855 when Port Adelaide was declared a Corporate Town centred at the port of Adelaide which had been opened some years prior in 1837.[11] From 1884 to 1900 five adjacent district councils were amalgamated with the Corporate Town of Port Adelaide, dramatically increasing its size.[11] In 1901 Port Adelaide was proclaimed a city by Governor Tennyson.[11]

Centred around the township of Enfield, the District Council of Yatala south was formed in 1868 when the District Council of Yatala was divided in two. Dry Creek and the Dry Creek-Port Adelaide railway line formed the new council's northern boundary.[12] In 1933, Yatala South was renamed to be Enfield Council. In 1944 Enfield District Council became a municipality and in 1953, thanks to the post-war boom in population, it was upgraded to city status.[11]


  • Johannes Gerardus (Hans) Pieters (1996) [13]
  • Michael (Mike) Charles Stock (1996–1997) [13]
  • Johanna Maria Hendrika McLuskey (1997–2003)[13]
  • Fiona Barr (2003–2006)[13]
  • Gary Robert Johanson (2006–2018)[13]
  • Claire Boan (2018–present)


See also[edit]


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 (27 June 2017). "Port Adelaide Enfield (C)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 November 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2017-18". Australian Bureau of Statistics. 27 March 2019. Retrieved 31 December 2019. Estimated resident population (ERP) at 30 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Western Adelaide SA Government region" (PDF). The Government of South Australia. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 March 2017. Retrieved 17 April 2017.
  4. ^ "Northern Adelaide SA Government region" (PDF). The Government of South Australia. Retrieved 17 April 2017.
  5. ^ 2018 Council Election Results > Port Adelaide Enfield - Mayor Electoral Commission SA. Retrieved 15 November 2018.
  6. ^ "Elected Member Contacts". City of Port Adelaide Enfield. Retrieved 21 June 2020.
  7. ^ Elected Member Register of Interests Information 2021 City of Port Adelaide Enfield. Retrieved 16 April 2021.
  8. ^ "Those who served" (PDF). City of Port Adelaide Enfield. Retrieved 16 November 2019.
  9. ^ Port Adelaide Enfield Council Resigns; Retrieved 16 November 2019
  10. ^ " | Subscribe to The Advertiser for exclusive stories" (in Australian English). Retrieved 10 October 2021.
  11. ^ a b c d "Our History: Enfield History". City of Port Adelaide Enfield. Archived from the original on 3 April 2015. Retrieved 23 February 2016.
  12. ^ Marsden, Susan (2012). "A History of South Australian Councils to 1936" (PDF). Local Government Association of South Australia. Retrieved 23 February 2016. Formed on 18 June 1868 when the original Yatala Council (see Yatala) was divided into DCs of Yatala North and Yatala South. On 22 June 1933 Yatala South was renamed DC of Enfield.
  13. ^ a b c d e "Those Who Served:1853 – 2014" (PDF). City of Port Adelaide Enfield. pp. 27–28. Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 January 2018. Retrieved 23 January 2018.

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