Hillbank, South Australia

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AdelaideSouth Australia
Hillbank is located in City of Playford
Coordinates34°42′S 138°42′E / 34.7°S 138.7°E / -34.7; 138.7Coordinates: 34°42′S 138°42′E / 34.7°S 138.7°E / -34.7; 138.7
Population5,013 (SAL 2021)[1]
LGA(s)City of Playford
State electorate(s)King
Federal division(s)Spence
Suburbs around Hillbank:
Elizabeth Park Craigmore One Tree Hill
Elizabeth East, Elizabeth Grove, Elizabeth Vale Hillbank Gould Creek
Salisbury Park Salisbury Heights

Hillbank is a residential suburb of the City of Playford in the northern suburbs of Adelaide, South Australia. It contains such features as Jo Gapper Regional Park, Hillbank Childcare Centre, Elizabeth Pistol Club and an On The Run petrol station.


The original subdivision was laid out under the name of Hill Bank. The name was changed to Hillbank in 1966. Further land including the former suburb of Elizabeth Heights was added to Hillbank in 1987.[2] Hillbank was home to the local "Drive In" theatre which opened on 16 May 1958 and closed in the late 1980s and was later pulled down and made into Burchwood Estate.[citation needed] Hillbank has a local shopping area (a bottle’o) on Bogan Road.

Jo Gapper Park[edit]

Jo Gapper Park is a recreation reserve in Hillbank, on the face of the Adelaide Hills with views across the plains. It has a lookout with views across Munno Para, Elizabeth, Outer Harbor, Port Adelaide and Parafield Airport.[3]


The 2016 Census by the Australian Bureau of Statistics counted 4,610 persons in the suburb of Hillbank on census night. Of these, 2,315 (50.2%) were male and 2,300 (49.8%) were female. The majority of residents 3,303 (72.0%) was born in Australia. 545 (11.9%) were born in England. The median age of Hillbank residents is 38. Children aged 0–14 years made up 18.5% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 12.0% of the population.[4]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Hillbank (Suburb and Locality)". Australian Census 2021 QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2022. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Placename Details: Hillbank". Property Location Browser. Land Services Group, Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure, Government of South Australia. 11 March 2009. SA0030437. Retrieved 28 November 2014.
  3. ^ Reg Driver (1 August 2014). "General History of the Rotary Lookout located in Jo Gapper Activity Park, Hillbank" (PDF). Elizabeth Rotary Club. Retrieved 28 November 2014.
  4. ^ "Hillbank ABS". Australian bureau of statistics. Retrieved 11 November 2020.