Morphettville, South Australia

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AdelaideSouth Australia
Morphettville is located in South Australia
Coordinates34°59′20″S 138°32′20″E / 34.98889°S 138.53889°E / -34.98889; 138.53889Coordinates: 34°59′20″S 138°32′20″E / 34.98889°S 138.53889°E / -34.98889; 138.53889
Population3,021 (2006 census)[1]
LGA(s)City of Marion
State electorate(s)Morphett
Federal division(s)Boothby
Suburbs around Morphettville:
Novar Gardens, Glenelg East Camden Park Plympton
Glengowrie Morphettville Park Holme
WWarradale Oaklands Park Marion

Morphettville is a suburb of Adelaide, South Australia in the City of Marion.

The northern part of the suburb is bounded by the Glenelg tram line, and fully occupied by the Morphettville Racecourse (horseracing track). The tram barn storage and maintenance facility is across Morphett Road from the racecourse, in the neighbouring suburb of Glengowrie opening in October 1986.[2] The southern part of the suburb is predominantly residential, with the Sturt River flowing through from south to northwest.[3]

Both the suburb and the racecourse were named after Sir John Morphett MLC, a prominent early settler.


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Morphettville (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 1 July 2008.
  2. ^ New Tram Depot Australian Transport February 1987 page 21
  3. ^ "Placename details: Morphettville". Property Location Browser. Government of South Australia. SA0046487. Archived from the original on 12 October 2016. Retrieved 8 March 2016.

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