Edwardstown, South Australia

Coordinates: 34°58′48″S 138°34′16″E / 34.980°S 138.571°E / -34.980; 138.571
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AdelaideSouth Australia
Looking south from the Cross Road bridge; Edwardstown is on the right (west)
Population4,514 (SAL 2021)[1]
Location6 km (4 mi) from Adelaide
LGA(s)City of Marion
State electorate(s)
Federal division(s)Boothby
Suburbs around Edwardstown:
South Plympton Glandore Black Forest
Ascot Park Edwardstown Melrose Park
Mitchell Park Clovelly Park St Marys

Edwardstown is an inner southern-western suburb located 6 km southwest of Adelaide in the City of Marion.

In 1989 the suburb of Edwardstown was split, with the portion east of South Road becoming Melrose Park.[2] This occurred as the suburb was quite large, located on either side of South Road and was in the jurisdiction of two local government councils, with the larger western side belonging to the City of Marion.

Edwardstown is in the South Australian House of Assembly districts of Badcoe and Elder, and the Australian House of Representatives Division of Boothby. Edwardstown is home to the Castle Plaza Shopping Centre.

Edwardstown is served by the Woodlands Park and Edwardstown railway stations. The current suburb of Edwardstown includes localities previously known as Hammersmith, Woodlands Park, St Mary's West, Ackland Gardens and Mirreen.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Edwardstown (Suburb and Locality)". Australian Census 2021 QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2022. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Place Names of South Australia – M, The Manning Index of South Australian History, State Library of South Australia
  3. ^ "Map 18" (Map). Fuller's 1948 Adelaide Directory. Fullers Maps and Carto Tech Services. 1948. Retrieved 27 September 2021.

34°58′48″S 138°34′16″E / 34.980°S 138.571°E / -34.980; 138.571