Parkside, South Australia

Coordinates: 34°56′38″S 138°36′47″E / 34.944°S 138.613°E / -34.944; 138.613
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AdelaideSouth Australia
St Raphael's Catholic School
Population5,126 (SAL 2021)[1]
Area1.63 km2 (0.6 sq mi)
Location2.4 km (1 mi) S of Adelaide city centre[3]
LGA(s)City of Unley
State electorate(s)Unley (2011)[4]
Federal division(s)Adelaide (2011)[5]
Suburbs around Parkside:
Park Lands
Park Lands
Unley Parkside Fullarton
Malvern Fullarton Fullarton

Parkside is an inner southern suburb of Adelaide, South Australia. It is located in the City of Unley.


The suburb was once home to the mental health campus of the Royal Adelaide Hospital. Known as 'The Parkside Asylum', it was the primary mental health facility in the state, and occupied approximately one-third of the suburb's area.[verification needed]

Parkside Post Office opened on 10 December 1859 and was renamed Eastwood in 1967.[6]


Parkside lies on the southern boundary of the southern park lands. It is bounded, among others, by Glen Osmond, Greenhill, Unley and Fullarton roads.[7]


The 2006 Census by the Australian Bureau of Statistics counted 4,634 persons in Parkside on census night. Of these, 46.9% were male and 53.1% were female.[8]

The majority of residents (72.3%) are of Australian birth, with other common census responses being England (5.2%), Greece (2.9%) and Italy (2.8%).[8]

The age distribution of Parkside residents is comparable to that of the greater Australian population. 71.7% of residents were over 25 years in 2006, compared to the Australian average of 66.5%; and 28.3% were younger than 25 years, compared to the Australian average of 33.5%.[8]


The local newspaper is the Eastern Courier Messenger. Other regional and national newspapers such as The Advertiser and The Australian are also available.[9]


Parkside Primary School is located on Robsart Street. St Raphael's School is on Glen Osmond Road.[10]

Facilities and attractions[edit]

Shopping and dining[edit]

The suburb is within walking distance of the Unley Road shopping and dining precinct.[7]


One of the largest parks in Parkside is Howard Florey Reserve, on the corner of Campbell Road and Fullarton Road. Henry Codd Reserve lies between Maud Street and Fuller Street and connects via a walking trail to the Leicester Street playground. There is also Mcleay Park, lying between George Street and Jaffrey Street. Most of these parks are fenced in, making them suitable for small children. All have their own playgrounds.[7]


Slingsby Theatre Company, an internationally touring theatrical company, has its home on Glen Osmond Road. The company seeks to "...lovingly craft original, beautiful, complex, life-affirming, heartfelt, richly rewarding, emotive and bold theatre for adults and young people...".[11]



The suburb is serviced by several main roads. Unley and Fullarton Roads connect the suburb to the Adelaide city centre. Glen Osmond Road passes beside Parkside, linking the inner southeast of metropolitan Adelaide to the South Eastern Freeway.[7]

Public transport[edit]

Public transport in Parkside is serviced by routes 171 and 172, run by the Adelaide Metro.[12]

The Glenelg tram line is also very close to Parkside and there was once another tram line running south from the city.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Parkside (SA) (Suburb and Locality)". Australian Census 2021 QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2022. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "How Unley Developed". City of Unley official website. City of Unley. Archived from the original on 27 December 2008. Retrieved 17 April 2011.
  3. ^ a b "Parkside, South Australia (Adelaide)". Postcodes-Australia. Retrieved 17 April 2011.
  4. ^ "Electoral Districts - Electoral District for the 2010 Election". Electoral Commission SA. Archived from the original on 22 August 2011. Retrieved 17 April 2011.
  5. ^ "Find my electorate". Australian Electoral Commission. 15 April 2011. Archived from the original on 30 April 2011. Retrieved 17 April 2011.
  6. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 26 May 2011.
  7. ^ a b c d Adelaide and surrounds street directory (47th ed.). UBD. 2009. ISBN 978-0-7319-2336-6.
  8. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Parkside (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 17 April 2011.
  9. ^ "South Australian Newspapers". Australia G'day. Archived from the original on 29 April 2011. Retrieved 17 April 2011.
  10. ^ "Australian Schools Directory". Australian Schools Directory. Retrieved 17 April 2011.
  11. ^ "About". Slingsby Theatre Company. Retrieved 22 June 2019.
  12. ^ "Public Transport in Adelaide". Adelaide Metro official website. Dept. for Transport, Energy and Infrastructure, Public Transport Division. 12 January 2011. Archived from the original on 26 April 2011. Retrieved 17 April 2011.

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34°56′38″S 138°36′47″E / 34.944°S 138.613°E / -34.944; 138.613