Tonsley, South Australia

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AdelaideSouth Australia
Tonsley is located in South Australia
Coordinates 35°0′30″S 138°34′15″E / 35.00833°S 138.57083°E / -35.00833; 138.57083Coordinates: 35°0′30″S 138°34′15″E / 35.00833°S 138.57083°E / -35.00833; 138.57083
Established 2017
Postcode(s) 5042
LGA(s) City of Marion
State electorate(s) Elder
Federal Division(s) Boothby
Suburbs around Tonsley:
Clovelly Park
Mitchell Park Tonsley St Marys
Bedford Park
Footnotes [1]

Tonsley is a southern suburb of Adelaide, the capital city of South Australia. It was created in 2017 by dividing the suburb of Clovelly Park in half, and renaming the southern portion after England's Tonsley Hall.[2] It includes the (now closed) Mitsubishi Motors Australia Limited (MMAL) vehicle assembly plant, which was often called Tonsley Park.

The southern part of Clovelly Park (including the former Chrysler/Mitsubishi factory) was separated from Clovelly Park and named Tonsley on 27 January 2017.[3][4]

The former vehicle factory is being developed with facilities including campuses of TAFE and Flinders University as well as residential development.[2]

Tonsley is served by the Clovelly Park and Tonsley railway stations. Clovelly Park station was originally going to be named Tonsley (and the current Tonsley station to be named Sturt), but the name was changed to Chrysler Park prior to opening due to the presence of the Chrysler Australia car plant that was opened in 1964 and taken over by MMAL in 1980. The name changed to Clovelly Park station in 1984.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Search for Tonsley, 5042". Property Location Browser. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 7 February 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Adelaide's newest suburb Tonsley is born on old Mitsubishi site". The Advertiser. 6 February 2017. Retrieved 7 February 2017. 
  3. ^ "Geographical names Act 1991 - Notice to Alter the Boundaries of a Place and Assign a Name to a Place" (PDF). South Australian Government Gazette. 27 January 2017. p. 191. Retrieved 7 February 2017. 
  4. ^ Boundary alteration of Clovelly Park to create new suburb of Tonsley (PDF) (Map). Government of South Australia. Ref: 2016/05196/01. Retrieved 7 February 2017.