Welland, South Australia

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AdelaideSouth Australia
OIC welland houses in welland avenue 2.jpg
Houses on Welland Avenue
Postcode(s) 5007
Location 5 km (3 mi) from Adelaide
LGA(s) City of Charles Sturt
State electorate(s) Croydon
Federal Division(s) Port Adelaide
Suburbs around Welland:
West Croydon West Croydon Croydon
Allenby Gardens Welland West Hindmarsh
Torrensville Torrensville Thebarton

Welland is an inner suburb of Adelaide in the City of Charles Sturt local government area. It is around 5km west northwest of the city centre. It was named for Welland, Worcestershire in 1907.[1]


Welland Post Office opened on 3 October 1921.[2] For much of the twentieth century, Welland and surrounding suburbs were known for the brickmaking industry located near the Torrens River, memorialised today by the a large remnant kiln chimney at the Brickworks Marketplace (formerly Brickworks markets) in the extreme north east of Torrensville.[1][3] In 1923 severe flooding of the Welland brick fields by the Torrens River forced some of the industry to move further west and downstream into Beverley and Allenby Gardens.[1][3]


  1. ^ a b c "Welland". State Library of South Australia. Retrieved 2 October 2015. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 26 May 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "James Brickworks". City of Charles Sturt. Retrieved 2 October 2015. 

Coordinates: 34°54′S 138°32′E / 34.900°S 138.533°E / -34.900; 138.533