City of Port Adelaide Enfield

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City of Port Adelaide Enfield
South Australia
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Population 122,205 (2014)[1]
 • Density 1,300/km2 (3,367/sq mi)
Established 26 March 1996
Area 94 km2 (36.3 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 Tea Tree Gully
City of Port Adelaide Enfield City of Campbelltown
City of Charles Sturt, City of Prospect City of 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 in 1996 by amalgamation of former councils, City of Port Adelaide and 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 2016 the current Mayor is Gary Johanson, who was elected in 2006. There are 17 ward councillors who represent the residents and businesses of their wards at council meetings.


The current council as of June 2016 is:[2]

Ward Party[3] Councillor Notes
Mayor   Independent Gary Johanson
Enfield   Independent Carol Martin
  Labor Michael Iammarrone Deputy Mayor
  Independent Peter McKay
Klemzig   Independent Tony Barca
  Independent Paul Russell
Northfield   Independent Mark Basham
  Independent Anne-Marie Hubycz
  Labor Matt Osborn
Outer Harbor   Independent Peter Jamieson
  Independent Vanessa McCluskey
Parks   Independent John Croci
  Labor Kim Dinh
  Labor Guy Wilcock
Port Adelaide   Independent Claire Boan
  Independent Ray Guscott
Semaphore   Independent Helen Wright
  Independent Michelle Hogan


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.

Main article: City of Port Adelaide

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.[4] From 1884 to 1900 five adjacent district councils were amalgamated with the Corporate Town of Port Adelaide, dramatically increasing its size.[4] In 1901 Port Adelaide was proclaimed a city by Governor Tennyson.[4]

Main article: City of Enfield

Centred around the village of Enfield, the District Council of Enfield was formed in 1933 when the District Council of Yatala South was renamed to Enfield.[5] In April 1944 the District Council of Enfield was upgraded to a municipality and in 1953 to city status.[4]


Mayor Gary Johanson

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 (2014), City of Port Adelaide Enfield estimated residential population 
  2. ^ "Elected Members". City of Port Adelaide Enfield. Retrieved 5 June 2016. 
  3. ^ "Elected Members Register of Interests" (PDF). City of Port Adelaide Enfield. Retrieved 5 June 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Our History: Enfield History". City of Port Adelaide Enfield. Retrieved 23 February 2016. 
  5. ^ Marsden, Susan (2012). "LOCAL GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA: A HISTORY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIAN COUNCILS to 1936" (PDF). Retrieved 23 February 2016. On 22 June 1933 Yatala South was renamed DC of Enfield. 

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