Town of Gawler

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Town of Gawler
South Australia
Population23,034 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density560.4/km2 (1,451.5/sq mi)
Area41.1 km2 (15.9 sq mi)
MayorKaren Redman[citation needed]
Council seatGawler
RegionBarossa, Light and Lower North[2]
State electorate(s)Light
Federal division(s)Spence
WebsiteTown of Gawler
LGAs around Town of Gawler:
Light Regional Council Light Regional Council Light Regional Council
City of Playford Town of Gawler Barossa Council
City of Playford City of Playford Barossa Council

The Town of Gawler is a local government area located north of Adelaide city centre in South Australia containing Gawler and its suburbs. The corporate town was established in 1857 due to the township's residents' dissatisfaction at being governed by three different district councils.

The Town of Gawler is located within the officially declared boundaries of the Adelaide metropolitan area.[3] As of 2001 1.0% of the population were Indigenous Australian, and 76.3% were born in Australia.

The current mayor of Gawler is Karen Redman (elected November 2014), the first elected female mayor in the town's history.[citation needed]


Local government was established in the area from 1853 with the creation of the District Council of Barossa West (covering the western half of the Hundred of Barossa). Residents of the township of Gawler, at the confluence of the North and South Para rivers, were dissatisfied with the state of local governance. The township intersects four separate cadastral divisions, being at the corners of the hundreds of Mudla Wirra, Nuriootpa, Barossa and Munno Para. As such, the east half of the township was locally governed by the Barossa West council, the western half by the District Council of Mudla Wirra and the southern outskirts by the District Council of Munno Para West. The Barossa West council was seated at Lyndoch some 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) east of the township. The Gawler ratepayers petitioned for their own local government, centred in Gawler, and the Corporation of the Town of Gawler was established on 9 July 1857.


The current council as of November 2018 is:[4]

Ward Councillor Notes
Mayor Karen Redman
Unsubdivided Cody Davies
Diane Fraser
Kelvin Goldstone
David Hughes
Paul Koch
Paul Little
Brian Sambell
Nathan Shanks
Jim Vallelonga


Waste management and recycling[edit]

Garbage, recycling, and green waste collection services are provided by the Northern Adelaide Waste Management Authority.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Gawler (T)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 29 November 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Barossa, Light and Lower North" (PDF). Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure. Retrieved 24 June 2015.
  3. ^ "Adelaide metropolitan boundary (as declared on 11 November 1993)" (PDF). Government of South Australia. Retrieved 24 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Council Members". Town of Gawler. Town of Gawler. Retrieved 24 February 2019.

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Coordinates: 34°36′S 138°45′E / 34.600°S 138.750°E / -34.600; 138.750